Tryon’s January 21 Great Falls City Commission Meetings Preview

Editors note: E-City Beat has requested and received permission to copy and paste Great Falls City Commissioner Rick Tryon’s reports from his public commissioner’s Facebook page, ‘Rick Tryon for a Greater Great Falls’.


As a way to partially fulfill my personal commitment to working for transparent and responsive City government I’ll be posting brief weekly previews and recaps of Great Falls City Commission work sessions and regular meetings.

The idea is to highlight a few of the upcoming City Commission meeting topics that would be especially relevant and interesting to local citizens and to encourage your feedback, ideas and input, through the comments section here and by your personal attendance at the meetings if possible.

You can find the full agenda and agenda packets for the upcoming meeting, as well as minutes for previous meetings, here –

WORK SESSION – Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 5:30pm – Gibson Room, Civic Center

1. Malmstrom Air Force Base Update – Colonel Jennifer Reeves.

2. Montana Air National Guard Update – Colonel Buel Dickson.3. Sanitation Rate Review – Jim Rearden.

Interesting and important information here and as always there will be time available for public comment.

REGULAR MEETING – Tuesday January 21, 2020 – 7:00pm – Commission Chambers, Civic Center

Among the items of special interest will be:

1. Information will be presented by NHC 5 Chair, Eric Ray, concerning several NHC resolutions asking the City of Great Falls to hire a consultant to conduct a study on the impact on Great Falls of the proposed slaughterhouse east of town.

2. A public hearing Declaring a condition on certain property located at 804 4th Avenue Southwest, a nuisance, order the nuisance be abated and authorize City Staff to force abatement if necessary.

As I mentioned earlier, please feel free to go look at the details in the agenda packet linked here for a comprehensive handling of the items to be discussed/decided and weigh in with any of your own comments or suggestions.

This is your city government and these issues affect you and your family. YOU’RE THE BOSS.

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