Billings City Council

Council Backs New Big Sky
Council Backs New Big Sky
In a 6-5 vote, the Billings City Council on Monday authorized spending $100,000 as part of a $675,000 public-private partnership to move the One Big Sky District into a year-long planning and development stage. The council’s vote includes approval of a memorandum of agreement among the private and public entities involved in the project as well as a $400,000 line-of-credit agreement extended by Bi
It Won't Work
It Won't Work
Now the city council is looking at a proposal to build multi-athletic facilities to attract more teams and events to Billings. It won't work. To the tune of almost $60 million. Let me remind you that MetraPark was built in 1975 for $11 million and underwent a face lift 8 years ago for $27 million...
Council Ponders Another One Big Sky Investment
Council Ponders Another One Big Sky Investment
The Gazette reports that the Billings City Council will decide on Monday, March 26th whether to invest $100,000 toward further study that could lead to the One Big Sky Center concept for downtown economic development. That commitment will get a group of partners, including the Downtown Billings Alliance, the Tourism Business Improvement District and what Big Sky’s spokesman called “a handful of p
Gymnastics School
Gymnastics School
The city council made a mistake by not letting a family build a new gymnastics school on the west end. A business that would have been located where numerous other businesses are already thriving. It would have enhanced opportunities for families with kids on the west end...
No Bees Please
No Bees Please
The Billings city council will consider allowing bees in the city tonight.  Let’s stop before it goes any further.  Bees are already here naturally to pollinate but bringing in a hive could cause problems.   There are a number of people who are allergic to stings that can cause severe problems, some can even die from anaphylaxis.  I...
How Much?
How Much?
Tonight the Billings’ city council will undoubtedly approve spending $753,000 on 3 new snow plows, that’s after trades.  Here is my question, why do we have to buy new?  There are some really nice used snow plows for sale.   The city could buy 10 used plows for that money, and good ones.  T...
Billings Held Hostage
Billings Held Hostage
The Billings City Council will allow dogs in city parks but, there is a catch.  Only after licensing fees meet a certain revenue level will it be permitted.   That’s so hypocritical, they pumped a half a million tax dollars into the fountain at south park pool without raising the swim fee.  T...
Pets in The Parks
Pets in The Parks
The council will consider allowing pets in the park tonight during their Monday meeting.  I think it’s absolutely fine as long as the animals are under control and pose no threat to others.   The poop is a non -issue with me, all of the parks have duck poop, rabbit poop, bird poop, deer poop etc.  T...

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