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

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The Columbia Falls City Council will hold a public hearing for the purpose of amending Chapter 10.57, Stopping, Standing and Parking, provisions at their regular meeting, Monday, May 15, 2017 and on June 5, 2017, both at 7:00 p.m. The hearings will be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 130 6th ST. West, Columbia Falls, MT

The City Council is proposing to amend the Columbia Falls Municipal Code to clarify where and when vehicles may legally park as well as address the storage of vehicles, trailers, campers, etc.

The proposed text amendments are available for review at the office of the City Clerk, City of Columbia Falls 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT.

Written comments concerning this amendment may be addressed to the City Clerk at 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 or delivered in person to the City Council during the hearing.


 Beginning on May 15, 2017 during the 7:00 p.m. regular council meeting, the City Council of the City of Columbia Falls, shall conduct a series of public hearings and meetings for the purpose of obtaining public comment to determine the greatest community development needs (public facilities, economic development, and housing needs).  The City will take public comment during the month of May and June in order to obtain the greatest public input.  The intent of the needs assessment process is to provide the City with a list of potential projects or actions in the areas of housing, economic development and public infrastructure that could be pursued over a period of years in order to improve the community, particularly as those needs affect low and moderate income persons. Based on the results of the needs assessment, the City may apply for state or federal funding from the Montana Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and other funding sources to deal with local housing, public facilities, or other community needs and would like comments or suggestions from local citizens regarding the City’s needs and types of projects which should be considered.

Interested persons may contact the City Manager at 406-892-4391 or 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT for more information about the hearing or to submit community needs suggestions. Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before 5 pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017.

The City of Columbia Falls makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in this hearing. Persons needing an accommodation need to contact Barb Staaland, City Clerk no later than Friday, May 12, 2017 to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements. Please contact Barb Staaland at 892-4391 or write to 130 6th ST West, Room A, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 to make your request known.

2016 Drinking Water Report CCR Final (NEW)

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.


Fall 2016 – Photo Courtesy Mick Ruis

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
Fire Chief – Rick Hagen
Police Chief – Clint Peters
Public Works Director – Grady Jenkins
City Clerk – Barb Staaland
City Finance Director – Sandra Carlson
City Judge – Susan “Tina” Gordon

Learn more about the city departments here.