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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…
NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

In addition to further work on the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council work session, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, includes other important considerations:

July 07, 2014 6:00 am Related Loading…
Parking garage opening delayed again; now expected to be ready for cars Aug. 1

Parking garage opening delayed again; now expected to be ready for cars Aug. 1

The Empire Parking Garage’s opening is now set for Aug. 1, a month later than previously announced.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Downtown parking garage nearing completion

Downtown parking garage nearing completion

Shawn Warner and his Sletten Construction colleagues have had to battle the elements to construct the 540-slot Empire Parking Garage in downtown Billings, set to open July 1.

June 07, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Taking the wraps off next year's Billings budget

Monday’s work session will give the Billings City Council its first crack at the $277.4 million budget proposed for 2014-15.

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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…

6 chances to chime in at the Billings City Council meeting

After a rigorous work session last Monday that featured 90 minutes of testimony over a $25,000 funding request from Not in Our Town, the Billings City Council will handle a more mundane agenda Monday.

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Group to discuss possible nondiscrimination ordinance

An informational meeting on the possible effects of a nondiscrimination ordinance that’s scheduled to be considered by the Billings City Council this summer will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at Billings Beartooth Harley Davidson, 6900 Interstate 90 Frontage Road.

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Harsh winter, funding delays put construction of Empire Garage behind schedule

Harsh winter, funding delays put construction of Empire Garage behind schedule

Andy Nelson can almost set the clocks of the Western Pawn Shop by watching the traffic pass by his storefront on Montana Avenue. 

February 26, 2014 12:15 am Related Loading…
Billings City Council tackles downtown parking

Billings City Council tackles downtown parking

The Billings City Council didn’t turn thumbs down Monday to paying for a strategic plan to guide and govern downtown parking.

January 06, 2014 10:25 pm Photos

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City council to take a hard look at downtown parking

Once three new members of the Billings City Council are sworn in Monday along with Mayor Tom Hanel and two returning members, the council will take a close, hard look at downtown parking.

January 05, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Claiming harassment, Billings assistant fire chief resigns

Claiming harassment, Billings assistant fire chief resigns

A year after he was disciplined for insubordination, Assistant Billings Fire Chief Frank Odermann has resigned, saying Chief Paul Dextras placed him in “an atmosphere of intolerable, harassing, retaliatory, and hostile work conditions.”

November 15, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
2 parties interested in buying commercial portions of new parking garage

2 parties interested in buying commercial portions of new parking garage

Competing bids to buy commercial space on the ground floor of the Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue will be considered by the Billings City Council next week.

July 16, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…
Fired parking boss gave up $8,000 in pay, vacation time

Fired parking boss gave up $8,000 in pay, vacation time

Chris Mallow, the city's former Parking Division supervisor who was accused of stealing about $10,000 in parking fines, gave up more than $8,000 in pay and other compensation when he was fired last month.

June 10, 2013 11:00 pmLoading…
Investigation over; parking official still on leave

Investigation over; parking official still on leave

The manager of the city of Billings Parking Division, who was placed on paid leave a month ago, will probably have a due-process hearing during the week of May 20, City Administrator Tina Volek said Friday.

May 10, 2013 4:36 pmLoading…
Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Contract talks between the city of Billings and the union representing its firefighters opened Monday, kicking off what should be a busy season of negotiating.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Lack of permit suspends work on parking garage

Lack of permit suspends work on parking garage

Preparation work on the new Empire Parking Garage on Montana Avenue has been temporarily suspended for lack of the proper city permit.

March 01, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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City Council poised to redraw ward boundaries

City Council poised to redraw ward boundaries

The Billings City Council is moving ahead with plans to redraw council ward boundaries to equalize representation for city residents.

January 27, 2013 12:15 am Related Loading…
Parking garage project closes lane of Montana Avenue

Parking garage project closes lane of Montana Avenue

One driving lane on one block of Montana Avenue will be closed for about a year during construction of a new parking garage.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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North 28th Street is closed

North 28th Street is closed

North 28th Street is temporarily closed between Montana Avenue and First Avenue North for utility work related to a new city parking garage on Montana Avenue.

January 15, 2013 4:06 pm

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