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City Of Columbia Falls
City Hall
130 6th St West
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

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The City Council adopted Emergency Ordinance 759 declaring the southwest Wildcat Drive to be one way, allowing traffic only to travel south to Talbot Road. This action was taken after a bus/vehicle accident in January following multiple near misses. The City Council will be holding a public hearing at their next regular meeting, TUESDAY, February 16th to begin the process of making this action permanent. Please attend the meeting and comment on the one way designation.

Here is the Emergency Ordinance:  Emergency Ord 759 SW Wildcat Dr One Way


Dear Business Owner/Operator and All Interested Parties – Please continue the discussion:

The Columbia Falls City-County Planning Board held a work session at their Regular Board meeting on Tuesday November 10th at 6:30 p.m.  The purpose of the work session was to discuss current CB-4, Central Business, Signage regulations and possible amendments to the requirements. City staff presented current regulations and the Board entertained discussion from interested parties on potential amendments to the CB-4 signage requirements. Several community members presented ideas and information, centering on off-premise signage and making Nucleus Ave. more inviting.

City Staff and the Planning Board are encouraging all interested parties to continue the discussion and submit input. The City will be hosting other public forums to discuss CB-4 signage regulations. You may send written comments to the attention of the City Clerk via email: staalandb@cityofcolumbiafalls.com.

Please contact Eric Mulcahy, City Planner, 755-6481 or Susan Nicosia, City Manager/Planning & Zoning Administrator, 892-4391, should you have any questions or comments on CB-4 signage regulations.


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Fall Newsletter 2014 – Final

City of Columbia Falls Mission Statement:

The mission of the city of Columbia Falls is to foster a community that appeals to individuals, families, businesses and investors. Columbia Falls is a city that encourages individual rights and responsibilities, promotes aesthetics and recreation, and provides safety and security. By listening to its citizens and responding to their needs, by respecting diversity and differences of opinion, and by evaluating the status quo and practicing thoughtful planning, the city provides excellent value at reasonable cost.

Facts and Figures

Incorporated: 1909
Population: Per the 2010 Census = 4,688.

Acres: 912.3

Form of Government: Commission – Manager (Council – Manager)
Members are elected at large on a staggered 4 year term.

Regular City Council Meetings occur on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the Month

Number of City Employees – 31

City Department Heads

City Manager – Susan M. Nicosia, CPA, MPA
City Attorney – Justin Breck
Deputy City Attorney – Stephanie Breck
Police Chief – David Perry
Fire Chief – Rick Hagen
Public Works Director – Grady Jenkins
City Clerk – Barb Staaland
City Treasurer – Todd Watkins
City Judge – Susan “Tina” Gordon

Learn more about the city departments here.