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City Of Columbia Falls
City Hall
130 6th St West
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912
406-892-4391

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THANK YOU COLUMBIA FALLS! The Columbia Falls community once again stepped up and handily won the City Bell Ringing Challenge.

Results for the City “Bell Ringing” Competition

This last Thursday (12/18/14) the Second Annual  Salvation Army City “Bell Ringing” Competition took place at several area retail locations throughout the Flathead Valley.

Here are the results of the “Battle of the Bells”:

1st Place:             “City of Columbia Falls” generating         $ 2,468.26 in donations

2nd Place:            “Evergreen Chamber” generating             $ 1,900.26 in donations

3rd Place:             “City of Kalispell” generating                     $   901.27 in donations

4th Place:             “City of Whitefish” generating                   $   859.00 in donations

5th Place:             “Bigfork Chamber” generating                   $   668.36 in donations

6th Place:             “Lakeside Chamber” generating               $   534.07 in donations

Last year the combined effort of all six contestants raised $ 6,992.94.

This year the combined efforts of all six contestants raised $ 7,331.22 which represents a 472% increase over what normal kettles would produce in a day.

Why does this matter to our Valley?

The Salvation Army will use the funds to continue their programs: the almost 30,000 meals we served, the over 2,600 gifts distributed to area nursing homes, the over 10,000 articles of clothing and household items given away and over 780 children who were given a Christmas this past year.

 

THE CITY COUNCIL KICKED OFF THE URBAN RENEWAL AND TAX INCREMENT DISTRICT PLANNING WORKSHOPS ON OCTOBER 27TH AND 28TH

The City Council thank all of you that were able to attend and participate in the first sessions. Over the next 5 – 6 months, the City will be developing an Urban Renewal and Tax Increment District. The next step is to adopt the District boundaries and the Resolution of Necessity of Need. The Council will provide any updates or new information at each Council meeting, held the first and third Monday of each month.  For those of you unable to attend the first sessions, here is the power point presented by Community Development Services, Inc.:

TIF Overview Presentation – Columbia Falls

Where to Recycle 
“Click Here” 2014-Waste Not Brochure

ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORT RELEASED:
2013 Annual Drinking Water Report 6-17-2014  NEW
2012 Annual Drinking Water Report  05-17-13
2011 Annual Drinking Water Report 05-14-12

CITY NEWSLETTERS:
Spring Newsletter 2014
Fall Newsletter 2013
Spring Newsletter 2013
SPRING 2012 NEWSLETTER

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
Building Inspector – Virgil Bench

Learn more about the city departments here.