Laurel City Council
A presentation by Republic Recycling Services during a Public Works Committee meeting has sparked discussion about changing an ordinance to allow private companies to collect recyclables in Laurel.
LAUREL — Laurel voters will mark their ballots June 3 to decide whether residents want the certainty of funding — and the property tax hike — that comes through a park maintenance district.
Mike and Allison Nys of Billings didn’t think too hard when deciding whether to build a house or join the remodeling fraternity.
With a week to go before Election Day, the number of people who already have mailed in ballots is closing in on the total number of votes cast in 2009.
Laurel mayor Ken Olson rides his loud, black motorcycle over the raging Yellowstone River and then walks back onto the bridge to point out a historic cabin perched on an undercut bank.
“I think a lot of people have the idea that we don’t communicate,” Billings Mayor Tom Hanel said at a city-county joint meeting last week at MetraPark.
Laurel is losing ground — about 20 feet of it so far — to the Yellowstone River along an old levee that protects its popular Riverside Park east of town. The river has also washed away about half of the park’s concrete boat ramp and buckled a portion of what’s left.
I bumped into a friend the other day, and he said, “I see you won your water battle.” My reply, “Oh, no, no one won or lost. We simply delayed the final vote on the water increase.” The conversation continued and here are my comments.