Thanks to Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the New World, the Billings City Council gets an extra day off this week before tackling another meeting agenda.
For four years, Bill Jensen owned a food cart in Portland, Ore., where he was one of 600 or so such operators. The Rose City is known in part for the varied lunchtime fare those carts deliver to workers and tourists alike.
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.
Amid numerous budget hearings, the Billings City Council also must find time to squeeze in a regular meeting to take care of city business.
In the first in a series of five Billings City Council work sessions Monday, council members heard presentations from the Parks, Recreation and Public Lands and Planning divisions as they begin to determine the 2014-15 budget.
Will city crews who’ve been plowing Billings streets around the clock this weekend have a place to put all the snow that’s hauled away?
Beginning Tuesday, snow plow drivers will — for the first time — be plowing residential streets in Billings.
Continued growth may well be inevitable in the city’s West End, but planning staff wants the City/County Planning Board to see the big picture as a four-year transportation plan update reaches its final stages.
City and county officials can encourage their communities to become more active places by integrating trails and other recreational amenities in their transportation plans, and by encouraging housing that’s close to shopping and services.
In 2004, a Billings study of downtown railroad crossings recommended some relatively simple improvements.
Local officials got a chance Wednesday to share some of the city’s longstanding frustrations over street congestion caused by train traffic with a federal watchdog agency that is studying rail freight corridors and their effects on local communities.