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BOARD VACANCIES

The City of Three Forks is actively seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards:

·        Library Board of Trustees.  Libraries are governed by Title 22, Chapter 1, Part 3, MCA.  The Board is comprised of five members, each serving 5-year staggered terms.  This vacancy would be filling the remainder of a previous members’ term and would expire on June 30, 2020.

·        Impact Fee Advisory Committee.  This committee serves every five years to review impacts to the City’s services, such as water system, wastewater system, fire and streets.  Per Section 7-6-1604, MCA the committee shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council and shall have at least one representative from the “development community”.  The committee’s purpose is to review and monitor the process of calculating, assessing and spending of impact fees.

·        Board of Adjustments.  This main focus of this board is to consider variances to the Zoning & Floodplain ordinances.  It also hears and decides appeals of any zoning ordinance adopted.

If you are interested in serving on any of these boards, please complete the board application available at City Hall or on the City’s website at www.threeforksmontana.us.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 285-3431.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGs

 The Three Forks City Council will hold a public hearing on January 22, 2019, at City Hall, 206 Main Street, Three Forks, Montana at 7:00PM, to hear and make a decisions on a the following resolutions:

  • Authorizing an agreement with Utility Services Partners Private Label Inc., DBA Service Line Warranties of America (USP), to offer residential property owners service line warranty plans.

  • Supporting the removal of Headwaters State Park as listed in the Primitive State Parks Act in 23-1-116, MCA .

Please contact the City Office at (406) 285-3431 for any questions.  Public comment will be accepted at the hearing, or may be submitted prior to the meeting via email to cturner@threeforksmontana.us or ksmith@threeforksmontana.us.


request for proposals:

Park Mowing, Cleanup, and Weed Control & Fertilizer 

The City of Three Forks is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide weekly mowing services for the City parks during the growing season, a spring and fall clean-up of all the parks, weed control and fertilizer applied (as needed), as well as “roundup” weed control in the playground/gravel areas (as needed).  Work is seasonal and typically begins in late April through September.

City parks include:

·       Stevenson Park

·       Bertagnolli Park

·       John Q. Adams Railroad Park

·       Helton-Peterson Park

·       Veteran Park

·       Sacajawea Park

Please submit proposals to the City of Three Forks, PO Box 187, 206 Main Street, Three Forks, MT, 59752, (406) 285-3431, or by email at cturner@threeforksmontana.us.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, February 22, 2019.

city of three forks council member vacancy

The City of Three Forks is sad to announce the resignation of long-standing Council member, Ed Tharp, effective December 31, 2018.

Qualifications for Office:

Every resident of the City of Three Forks who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of Montana and a qualified elector pursuant to Article IV, Section 2 of the Montana Constitution is eligible to hold the office of council member.

Interested candidates shall submit a letter stating their interest to the City Clerk at cturner@threeforksmontanan.us or via mail or hand delivery to City Hall (PO Box 187, Three Forks, MT 59752).

Per Section 2.09 of the City Charter, the City Council shall appoint, by the affirmative vote of four members, a person possessing the qualifications for office within 30 days of the vacancy.  Appointment is scheduled for 7PM  on January 22, 2019.

(The person filling the vacancy is subject to nomination and election at the next general municipal election, except the term shall be limited to the unexpired term.)

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 285-3431.


 Request for Proposals:

Engineering Services

The City of Three Forks is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide engineering services for the City.  Applicants must be currently licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Montana.  A complete scope of work to be provided under the contract may be obtained by contacting the City of Three Forks, P.O. Box 187, 206 Main Street, Three Forks, MT, 59752, (406) 285-3431, or by email at cturner@threeforksmontana.us.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, February 1, 2019.


request for proposals:

The City of Three Forks is soliciting Request for Proposals on behalf of Three Forks Rodeo Arena Board

To provide the necessary engineering inspect, review and implementation plan to remove the Bozeman High School bleachers (located south of the existing Bozeman High School football field) and reassemble as bleachers with the potential to be enlarged to a grandstand at the Three Forks Rodeo Grounds (located at 602 MT Highway 2, between Illinois Street and Kansas Street, Three Forks, MT).

The Scope of the Project Involves:

1.      To inspect and determine that with the appropriate demolitions, stabilization and reassembling, the bleachers will be stable, sound and safe for public use.

2.      Provide detailed demolition plan to disassemble, label, and prepare the bleacher for transportation and reassembling, which shall include   any necessary cuts, reinforcements, and structural information.

3.      Provide a detailed reassembly plan including all necessary instruction, diagrams, cut notation, and reinforcement requirements at the Three Forks Rodeo Grounds.

4.      Provide a detailed geotechnical site report including soils in place, fill requirements and compaction requirements for the location at the Three Forks Rodeo Grounds.

5.      Provide a detailed concrete pier and footing plan including required pier sizes, concrete mix specifications, rebar sizing and location and any required bolting pattern specifications that addresses the structural requirements of the reassembling.

6.      Provide all necessary and required job site evaluations, fill material approvals, compaction tests, required concrete testing and any and all other quality assurance inspections and reports to ensure reassembling and use will be safe for the public.

7.      All required site survey layouts and controls including gridlines, and elevations, and any other survey related information.

8.      Provide details on all existing utilities and all required new additions and/or upgrades.

9.      Include also a proposal for future expansion of a roof plan over reassembled bleachers.

Please note that timing is critical on this project, thus proposals will be received until 2:00PM Thursday, January 31, 2019.  Submit to:  City of Three Forks, PO Box 187, Three Forks, MT 59752 or hand deliver to 206 Main Street, Three Forks, MT.  Identify envelope with “TFRA Bleacher Project – Attention: Dennis Nelson, Project Manager”.

Proposal reviews are scheduled for February 1 and 2, 2019.  Decision and award notification is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2019.  Questions – please call Dennis Nelson at 406-539-5768

City Calendar

Fee schedule adopted

Within various City Municipal Ordinances, the City has set fees or stated within the ordinance that the Council will establish fees via resolution.  In order to streamline this process, the Council adopted a "cheat sheet" of fees, referred to as the Fee Schedule.  We hope this helps you find what you may be looking for:

Did you know you may be in the 1% chance of flooding based on FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Map? Check out our floodplain website to learn more about the regulations on flood-proofing, and how you can best prepare in the event of a flood.  Go to LINKS at top of this page, then click on FLOODPLAIN.

Did you know you may be in the 1% chance of flooding based on FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Map? Check out our floodplain website to learn more about the regulations on flood-proofing, and how you can best prepare in the event of a flood.

Go to LINKS at top of this page, then click on FLOODPLAIN.

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given for a Public Hearing to be held before the Three Forks Zoning and Planning Board on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 7PM in the City Office, 206 Main Street. The following applications will be heard:

·         Request by Rick Lamb, with approval of Property Owner Tom & Susan Vander Vos, for a Zone Map Amendment per Section 11-19-4A of the Three Forks Zoning Code on Lots 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A and 5B of Block 12 Headwaters Addition from Residential Medium Density to Neighborhood Highway Business

·           Request by Rick Lamb, with approval of Property Owner Tom & Susan Vander Vos, for a Conditional Use Permit on Lots 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A and 5B of Block 12 Headwaters Addition to allow an 18 space RV campground site as allowed by Section 11-17 of the Three Forks Zoning Code

·         Request by Ben Murphy for a conditional use permit for property located at Lot 9, Block 3 of the Original Townsite, Plat D-18, commonly known as 9 N. 1st Avenue East.  Said request is for approval to operate a home business of a Bed & Breakfast-style rental of a basement apartment within the home via advertisements like Air B&B.  The property is zoned Residential.

Plans and specifications for these applications may be viewed at City Hall at 206 Main Street, Three Forks, MT.

The recommendations of the Zoning & Planning Board will be heard and another public hearing before the City Council for a final decision on January 8, 2019, at 7PM in the City Office, 206 Main Street on these same applications.

Public comment will be taken in support of and in opposition to these requests at both hearings.  Written testimony is preferred and may be emailed to ksmith@threeforksmontana.us. If there are any questions concerning these requests, please contact Kelly Smith, Zoning Official (phone 285-3431).

 

Contact Information

City Hall

Library

(406) 285-3431

Kelly Smith
City Treasurer

Crystal Turner
City Clerk

Location

206 Main Street
PO Box 187
Three Forks, MT 59752

Hours

M-F 8a-12p, 1p-5p

(406) 285-3747

Melissa Christoffersen
Librarian

Location

607 Main Street
PO Box 187
Three Forks, MT 59752

Hours

M,W-F 10a-5p
T 12p-8p
Sat 12p-4p

FIRE DEPARtMENT

(406) 285-4152
(non-emergency)
Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies

Keith Aune
Fire Chief

John Whitesitt
Assisstant Chief

Location

13 E. Date Street
PO Box 444
Three Forks, MT 59752

PUBLIC WORKS

(406) 285-3408

(406) 539-6905 (after hours & emergencies)

Wendell Ewan
Street & Alleys Superintendent

Randy Johnston
Water Superintendent

Steve Johnston
Wastewater Superintendent

Location

306 Railway Avenue
PO Box 187
Three Forks, MT 59752