Billings City Council

Convention Center Competition
The Gazette reports One Big Sky Center may have some competition. Billings is actively shopping for a new, full-scale convention center that will attract businesses, regional and national groups to the city.
The Hammes Group, which has been lobbying the city for nearly a year with plans for One Big S…
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&CloseCurly…
Council Rejects Renegotiating with Doyon
As the Billings City Council bid farewell to Mayor Tom Hanel, they also delayed until January the process of replacing the city administrator.
The Council appears unlikely to re-negotiate with their former top choice. The move at Monday’s meeting came after Greg Doyon, the current Gre…
Cole Hopes to Renegotiate with Doyon
Q2 reports Billings’ Mayor-elect Bill Cole said that he hopes to reopen contract negotiations for city administrator nominee Greg Doyon when he takes office in January.
Doyon publicly spurned the city council’s offer on Friday morning...
New Administrator Wants Better Deal
The Gazette reports that Greg Doyon, the consensus selection by the city council to be Billings’ next city administrator, has expressed contract expectations which are substantially different from those agreed upon by a Billings city council subcommittee...
Council Approves TIFs to Renovate Buildings
The Gazette reports that the Billings City Council on Monday approved nearly $2 million in tax increment finance assistance to help renovate three downtown buildings.  In a series of 8-1 votes in favor of the proposals, Councilman Chris Friedel voted no on each of the three votes...
Council Preview
The Gazette reports that the Billings City Council is scheduled to decide whether to spend more than a half million dollars on 17 new city vehicles and almost $1.3 million on self-contained breathing apparatuses for firefighters during today’s business meeting, which commences at 6:3…
Billings Bucks State Law, Bans Medical Marijuana
The Billings City Council has prohibited medical marijuana operations within city limits, despite the fact that Montana voted to legalize the drug for medical purposes.  KTVQ.com reports that Billings municipal staff don’t known how many medical marijuana providers or dispensaries currently exist in…
Council Approves Pool Demo
The Billings City Council approved approximately $1.76 million to demolish the arson-damaged Rose Park bathhouse and construct a new pool for the 2018 swimming season.  The Billings Gazette reports that Mayor Tom Hanel was joined on the prevailing side of a 6-5 vote by council members Al Swanso…
Billings Council Agenda
The much-anticipated and long-delayed approval of the Dehler Park lease with the Billings Mustangs — along with several land use decisions– are on the agenda for the Billings City Council meeting today at 6:30pm in the council chambers at City Hall on North 27th St...

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