Mayor, Councilors to be Sworn Today
The Gazette reports that Tuesday’s Billings City Council work session will begin with the swearing in of Mayor-elect Bill Cole and three new council members — Denise Joy, Frank Ewalt and Penny Ronning.
The work session, held a day later than normal due to the New Year’s holiday, begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, located at 220 N. 27th St. Once the four new elected officials are seated, the council will, hear an update on the city’s integrated water plan– which considers irrigation water, drinking water, wastewater and stormwater together– along with other items on the agenda. The city’s water reclamation facility is currently being upgraded to satisfy more stringent nitrogen and phosphorus rules for discharge into the Yellowstone River. The most pressing need coming out of the Integrated Plan is, reportedly, for drinking water.