By an 8-3 count Monday, the Billings City Council approved compensating the contractor on the Empire Parking Garage project with $764,268.32 for costs generated by delays and the resulting extra work encountered during last winter’s brutal weather.
Once the Montana Legislature gets down to business Jan. 5, 2015, Ed Bartlett will be the Billings City Council’s eyes, ears — and mouthpiece, too — at the state capitol.
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.
The Billings City Council unanimously gave the go-ahead Monday to allow a nearly 100-unit assisted-living facility at the southeast corner of S. 44th Street West and Monad Road in the Lenhardt Square Planned Development.
Once again Monday, the Billings City Council heard from a long line of residents commenting on a baker’s dozen of proposed changes to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.
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.
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.
At the end of the longest City Council meeting in Billings’ history, the council majority did the right thing. They voted to start reviewing a draft nondiscrimination ordinance at the June 16 work session.
The Billings City Council unanimously approved a $277,674,633 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Water and wastewater rates will go up under a plan discussed by the Billings City Council Monday.
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…
The Billings City Council is considering increasing residential garbage collection rates by more than $2 per month beginning July 1.
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.
The developers of a proposed casino across from Rimrock Mall on South 24th Street West appear to have their work cut out for them.
The Billings City Council race is suddenly looking rather crowded.