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LIBRARY DIRECTOR POSITION OPEN

The City of Three Forks and the Three Forks Community Library Board are seeking applicants for the position of a permanent, full-time Library Director for the Three Forks Community Library in Three Forks, MT.

This position requires supervisory experience and good organizational skills in addition to knowledge of standard library practices and procedures, computers, budgeting and accounting, program development, and community outreach.

A complete job description may be obtained from Melissa Christoffersen (406-285-3747).  Wage is $13.00/hour (or more), DOE and certifications.  Position includes health benefits.  Early closing date is March 14, 2019, or until filled.  For more information contact the Bozeman Job Service (406-582-9200), or Melissa Christoffersen.  Submit application/resume to tflibrary@hotmail.com, or to the Bozeman Job Service.


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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

NOTICE is hereby given for PUBLIC HEARINGS to be held before the Three Forks Zoning and Planning Board on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. in the City Office, 206 Main Street, Three Forks, Montana on the following applications: 

  • Conditional Use Permit Request by Philip Kedrowski to construct a residential duplex for the property located at Lot 2, Block 23 of the Three Forks Original Townsite (Plat D-18), more commonly referred to as 306 2nd Avenue East.

  • Conditional Use Permit Request by Benjamin C. Linkenhoker to operate a business of light manufacturing and engineering design in the garage attached to the applicants living quarters, typically open Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. for the property located at Block 5, Lots 3 & 4, Buttelman’s Addition, Plat D-20, more commonly referred to as 314 W. Front Street.

  • Request by Varda Group / FUBAR Holdings II, LLC to add Mixed Use (Residential over Commercial) to Section 11-7-2 “Permitted Uses” in the Neighborhood Highway Business District (NHB) of the Three Forks Zoning Ordinance.

The CITY COUNCIL will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 7:00 P.M., to act on the recommendations of the Zoning & Planning Board. 

At each PUBLIC HEARING, TESTIMONY will be accepted in support of or in opposition to these requests. Written testimony is also acceptable and may be sent to ksmith@threeforksmontana.us.

Site plans may be reviewed at the City Office.  For questions concerning this request, contact Kelly Smith, City Zoning Official (406-285-3431).

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. CONTINUED TO THE 2/26/2019 MEETING AT 7PM.

(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.


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IT’S DOG LICENSING / RENEWAL TIME AGAIN!

Per #6-4A-4, it is every dog owner’s responsibility to provide the City office proof of rabies vaccination and license their dog. (We don't need to have a copy...just to see it on your phone, email/faxed to us, or just see the hard copy.) In return, we provide you with a City tag and the courtesy of a phone call if your dog is ever found away from home. This saves you a trip to Heart of the Valley to pick up your pet, and the possibility of a “Dog at Large” ticket for violating #6-4A-8.

The fee is $15/year per dog. (More than 3 dogs requires a kennel license, so if this is you please call us at 285-3431.)


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.


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).  Must be licensed by the Montana Department of Agriculture to spray herbicides.  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.

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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