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Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Council OKs property sale, waives compensation fee against staff recommendations

Before taking up the public safety levy Monday night, the Billings City Council took two actions that diverged from staff recommendations.

July 15, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Open meeting law applies to nondiscrimination ‘initiative’

With the draft nondiscrimination ordinance as the last item on its agenda tonight, the Billings City Council can expect to hear again from many passionate proponents and opponents. The meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. is a work session where no formal votes will be taken.

July 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Council must rectify failure to give public notice

The Billings City Council has violated the Montana Constitution and state statute by failing to give public notice of “council initiatives” and votes.

June 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Billings City Council seeks attorney general's opinion on NDO

Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted 6-5 Monday to seek an opinion from Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on whether it’s legal for Billings to enact such an ordinance.

June 23, 2014 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Stand up for equal rights, City Council members

Over the past few months dozens of people in Billings and beyond have commented on our Opinion pages about the consideration of a nondiscrimination ordinance for our city. Some letter-to-the-editor writers have complained that they are unable to find a copy of this NDO.

June 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Nondiscrimination ordinance still tops agenda for Billings City Council

The Billings City Council spent a little time Monday discussing the 2014-15 budget and a lot of time hearing from residents who still want to talk to them about the nondiscrimination ordinance.

June 02, 2014 10:12 pm Related Loading…
Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Billings City Council nixes pedestrian bridge plan

Citing costs about twice what was expected, the Billings City Council turned down a plan on Tuesday to move an old pedestrian bridge from Joliet to 25th Street.

May 29, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…
Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

Council tables nondiscrimination ordinance in 12:30 a.m. vote

More than six hours after commencing its Tuesday night meeting, a divided Billings City Council voted to order city staff to suspend work on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.

May 28, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
City turns on the spigot for higher water, wastewater rates

City turns on the spigot for higher water, wastewater rates

Most Billings residents will see increases in their water and wastewater rates beginning July 1. Most increases will be modest, but a few will be more substantial.

May 27, 2014 10:28 pmLoading…

Speare has the legal mind, temperament to be a district judge

Voters in Yellowstone County have an opportunity to elect, as district judge, William “Bill" Speare, whom I have known since he began his legal career with my law firm. Speare is now a successful partner in his own law firm, and I have watched him mature into an exceptionally capable and res…

May 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

When it came time to hike garbage pickup and landfill fees Monday, the Billings City Council chose an option with a smaller initial increase over one that would have increased the charge $2.01 per month beginning July 1.

April 14, 2014 9:59 pmLoading…
Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

Billings City Council approves pedestrian bridge over train tracks

By the slimmest of margins — 5-4, with 1 abstention and one council member absent — the Billings City Council on Monday approved a construction and maintenance agreement that will lead to the building of a pedestrian bridge connecting Minnesota Avenue to Montana Avenue at North 25th Street.

March 24, 2014 10:09 pm Related Loading…
Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

Billings City Council votes not to return water park letter of credit

After more than a dozen people had spoken respectfully and yet passionately about whether the city should return a $100,000 letter of credit to the Oasis Water Park, Mayor Tom Hanel had this to say to those who gathered to see how the Billings City Council would vote Monday: “Ladies and gent…

March 10, 2014 10:14 pmLoading…

Billings City Council shoots down developers' zone change, special review

The Billings City Council sided with two groups of neighbors Monday night in shooting down a zone change and a special review request from developers.

August 26, 2013 9:09 pm Related Loading…
Billings City Council rejects mini-mall casino, OKs police contract

Billings City Council rejects mini-mall casino, OKs police contract

A proposal to put a casino in the Rimrock Mini-Mall was overwhelmingly rejected by the Billings City Council Monday night.

July 22, 2013 9:49 pm Related Loading…
FedEx still negotiating with neighboring opponents of transportation hub

FedEx still negotiating with neighboring opponents of transportation hub

Representatives of FedEx Ground are still negotiating with neighbors of a proposed transportation hub on the West End, hoping to win over opponents before the Billings City Council meets Monday.

March 22, 2013 12:15 am Related Loading…
Cromley — Messina

Cromley — Messina

Taya Cromley and Jim Messina, both of Washington, D.C., plan a summer wedding in 2014. Their parents are Dorothea and Brent Cromley of Billings and Jan and Rick Heller of Boise, Idaho.

March 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Billings City Council postpones FedEx vote; company will work with neighbors

After weeks of mounting contention over plans by FedEx Ground to build a large transportation hub on the West End, a truce was called Monday night.

February 25, 2013 8:44 pm Related Loading…

Billings City Council to consider parking garage contract

The Billings City Council will be asked to award a design-build contract for the Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue when it meets Monday.

October 21, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
Moulton Bellingham PC lawyers recognized

Moulton Bellingham PC lawyers recognized

Attorneys at Moulton Bellingham PC have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Edition 2012, a peer-based ratings service for attorneys. Gerald B. Murphy was recognized in product liability and banking. John T. Jones was recognized in real estate, health care and tax law. W. Anderson F…

October 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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