While street sweeping is usually a spring/summer/fall activity, Billings street-sweeping machines have been dispatched the past few days to take care of some of the city’s main roads.
After nearly two hours of presentations, public testimony and debate during a work session Tuesday, the Billings City Council was no closer to deciding whether to combine the city’s two street maintenance districts than it was when it first heard the proposal Jan. 5.
The Billings City Council will take on three bread-and-butter issues during its work session Tuesday: the city’s growth policy, the future of the city’s two street maintenance districts and pre-budget considerations.
Billings public works officials plan to meet Tuesday to decide whether to clear the city’s residential streets of the snow that remains following last weekend’s plowing efforts.
Amid calls of “Mumford for governor,” Public Works Director Dave Mumford on Wednesday told a handful of downtown property owners news anyone would welcome: The fees they pay to maintain downtown streets could soon be reduced by a factor of seven.
City officials are in conversation with a Utah-based company that wants to bring a 1,000-foot water slide to Billings for a day in August.
Beginning at noon Friday and continuing through the weekend, snowplow drivers in Billings will be undertaking a feat they’ve never tried before — plowing all 400 miles of the city’s residential streets.
Billings City Council members were generally pleased during Monday’s work session with a proposal to provide water or wastewater service to three locations outside city limits.
Strong to the finish, Billings’ new Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant gained approval Monday for about $71,000 in tax increment financing assistance.
“Giving Tuesday” might be seen as a counterweight to last week’s Black Friday and today’s Cyber Monday holiday season spend-a-thons.
Homeowners sometimes save themselves a few thousand dollars by refinancing their homes to lower their interest payments.
A hearing on a proposed annexation, another on the proposed removal of what’s known as a slope easement and a bond refund are the three main pieces of business before the Billings City Council Monday.
Owing to the Election Day holiday for city and state crews and their road projects, a Billings contractor has the time Tuesday morning to perform guardrail repair work along Zimmerman Trail.
It’s a rare and wonderful city project that enhances flood prevention, water quality, fishing and trails. Such are the benefits of the Shiloh Conservation Area.
Just a few yards from the ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the Shiloh Conservation Area on Thursday afternoon, Gavin and Gabby Schwend of Billings were pulling rainbow trout out of one of the stormwater retention ponds.
Thin stripes of white paint might foreshadow wider problems down the road, according to a Billings resident concerned about new bike lanes along a small section of Lewis Avenue near Lewis and Clark Middle School.
Billings Public Works Director Dave Mumford tried to put the wraps on a street surface known as RAP on Monday.
What started out as a simple request — finding out how to update the computer system that runs stoplights that control traffic at one of Billings’ busiest train crossings, at N. 27th Street and Montana Avenue — apparently isn’t as simple as it seems.
City leaders should take heed of a small but deadly pest that could well be on its way to destroying millions of dollars worth of ash trees in Billings.
A public hearing followed by a council vote on placing the proposed Family Safety Levy on the Nov. 4 ballot is the final piece of business on Monday’s Billings City Council agenda.