On The Agenda: Whitefish Growth Policy

By Beacon Staff


The Whitefish City Council will hold a public hearing on its growth policy at 7:10 p.m. Monday night at City Hall. The council is deciding whether to adopt the current draft of the document, which provides a framework for monitoring land use and development. It’s the final step of a process that has been ongoing for two years.

The council will also discuss:

-Map amendment zone change for Bear Paw Pediatrics
-Request for preliminary plat for Park Place Subdivision
-Recommendation to award a construction contract for the Baker Avenue and 6th Street Sewer Improvements Project
-Encouraging Montana’s governor and British Columbia’s premier to meet and discuss trans-border issues


City Council meets Monday night at 7 p.m. with a relatively light agenda.

Staff recommends council accept the one bid it received for a new ladder fire truck – for $687,987 from Big Sky Fire Equipment. Council will also amend its contract with HDR Engineers to amend the stormwater drain system to make sure it meets the city’s stormwater discharge permit.

Council will also consider a one-year extension of the preliminary plat of the Aspen Creek subdivision, located on the south side of Three Mile Drive, west of Stillwater Road and the Bowser Creek subdivision. A portion of the Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion is to be paid for with bond money from the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The resolution approves the terms of the financing for $14,470,000.

Finally, in the informal work session after the meeting, council will discuss a program that allows the city to split costs 50-50 for sidewalk repair with homeowners. No votes are allowed at the work session.