On The Agenda: Whitefish Revenue Losses, Three Mile Subdivision

By Beacon Staff


The city of Whitefish needs more than $350,000 to compensate for the construction-related revenue losses caused by a national economic slowdown, City Manager Gary Marks said.

A public hearing is scheduled to discuss the revenue losses at tonight’s Whitefish City Council meeting, which begins at 7:10 p.m. at City Hall. The council will also discuss the hiring of a consultant to help in the search for a city manager to replace Marks, who will depart in July to take the city administrator position in Ketchum, Idaho.

The revenue shortage stems from diminished levels of building permit fee collections, as well as plan review fee earnings. In the budget plan for this fiscal year, Marks has outlined two ways to deal with the losses: cutting $92,206 in spending and shifting it to the general fund, and proposing a general fund loan of $79,731 to the building code fund.

Also to be discussed:

–Railtown Gardens PUD

–Zone change for 15.26 acres located near Snowghost Drive

–Appeal of architectural review committee decision for The Offices at Cobblestone, which is proposed for 115 Central Avenue

–Setting a public hearing to amend the city’s urban renewal plan to include the Downtown Master Plan and Emergency Services Center

–Recommendation to award a consultant contract for design and construction management services for the Emergency Services Center


Kalispell City Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. for its regular meeting in the chambers at 201 First Avenue East. On the agenda are a number of minor items:

–Final plat approval of Three Mile Views, an 18-lot subdivision on two and a half acres within the Three Mile subdivision

–An amendment on second reading to govern nonconforming signs when the signage is discontinued or modified

–Preliminary plat request for three-lot subdivision located on one half of an acre at 1224 Fourth Avenue West

–Second reading of an ordinance that would restrict parking on Heritage Way beginning at the intersection of Heritage Way and Sunnyview Lane for 480 feet

–Placing a yield sign for north and south traffic at the intersection of Sixth Avenue West North and West Washington Street

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