important Announcements


 

SUBSTITUTE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN

Do you love reading and being around books?  Do you have a limited number of hours you are available?  If so, we have the job for you!

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The City of Three Forks and the Three Forks Community Library Board are seeking applicants for the position of a very part-time substitute Library Assistant for the Three Forks Community Library in Three Forks, MT.  This position would be a minimum of 8 hours per month.

A complete job description may be obtained from the Three Forks Library Director at (406-285-3747).  Wage is $9.00 per hour.  Closing date is October 15, 2018, or until filled.  For more information contact the Bozeman Job Service (406-582-9200), or the Three Forks Library.  Submit application/resume to tflibrary@hotmail.com, or to the Bozeman Job Service.


approved ordinance to become law 10/11/2018

An ordinance creating definition and use of public areas known as “Parks” in Title 8, and establishing a reservation process for private use.

The ordinance is available for inspection at City Hall or on our website at www.threeforksmontana.us (linked below).

The City has historically had the public call and pay $25.00 to reserve the gazebo at Stevenson Park. This ordinance now allows you to reserve any park space so it can be used to meet your needs, like reserving Bertagnolli Park’s baseball field for a birthday party, or the tennis courts, or even the large space in between the Headwaters Trail at the Ponds’ Park.

Parks will remain open to the public, but your reservation ensures you have the baseball diamond, the tennis court or the gazebo at Stevenson’s Park.

A reservation application is being drafted now and will be available soon.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

APPLICATIONS for a VARIANCES have been submitted by Teresa Roadarmel for the property at Lot 1, Block 10 of the Three Forks Original Townsite (Plat D-18), commonly known as 321 Birch Street. The hearing is set for October 30, 2018, at 7PM at 206 Main Street, Three Forks, MT:

  • Applicant requests a variance from lot coverage maximums.  The City of Three Forks Ordinance Section 11-6A-5A states, “Single-family dwelling: Not more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the lot shall be occupied by the principal and accessory building.”  Applicant has requested the variance to thirty-eight percent (38%), less than 210 square feet, to have a modular home brought in next to the existing garage.

  • Applicant also requests a variance of 5-feet from the City of Three Forks Ordinance Section 12-1-9-C2e.  In this Ordinance, the Flood regulations require suitable fill to extend for at least 15-feet at the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) beyond the proposed residential structure in all directions.  Applicant desires to fill the BFE for only 10-feet in all directions of the proposed residential structure.

Public comment will be taken in support of or in opposition to these requests at the hearing. Written testimony may be submitted via email to ksmith@threeforksmontana.us or mailed to PO Box 187, TF, MT 59752. If there are any questions concerning this request, please contact Ms. Kelly Smith, City Zoning Official (phone 285-3431).

Notice of Floodplain Permit

APPLICATION for floodplain permit has also been submitted by by Teresa Roadarmel for the property at Lot 1, Block 10 of the Three Forks Original Townsite (Plat D-18), commonly known as 321 Birch Street.

Plans and specifications for these projects can be viewed at the Three Forks City Office at 206 Main Street, Three Forks, MT.

Public comment will be taken in support of or in opposition to these requests for 15 calendar days from October 10, 2018, the date of this posting. Written testimony is preferred and may be submitted to ksmith@threeforksmontana.us or mailed to PO Box 187, TF, MT 59752. If there are any questions concerning this request, please contact Ms. Kelly Smith, City Zoning Official (phone 285-3431).


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:

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BOARD VACANCIES

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

·       Three Forks Area Ambulance District (1 vacancy)

The City of Three Forks is also seeking volunteers to serve on the 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.

If you are interested in servicing on this board, 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.


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fall cleanup scheduled!

Republic Services will have dumpsters near the rodeo grounds on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until the 6 Bins are full, or 2:00 p.m., whichever is first. Residents may bring grass, leaves, tree limbs (cut to 4-foot lengths or less), etc.  (Please do not bring tires, appliances, or furniture.)

 This is a free service provided to you by Republic Services.


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Just wanted to share a friendly reminder You are responsible for keeping clear walking/parking areas!

Vegetation in our yards and our trees along the streets are healthy and actively producing. We realize it may be hard to maintain a tidy yard all the time, but keeping your vegetation less than six inches tall helps reduce fire danger… keeping your trees and shrubs trimmed allows walkers in the community to stay a safe distance from vehicular traffic… and keeping your trees clear 14-feet above the main roadways helps large trucks travel freely.

We recently took inventory all around town of trees, shrubs, noxious weeds, tall vegetation, abandoned vehicles and parking. You may receive a notice this week (10/8/18) stating you are in violation. The City and Gallatin County Sheriff understand there are few days we can get all these chores done, but do ask that you please remember these rules and take action to be in compliance:

Tree and bush branches & limbs are to be kept clear over sidewalks and parking areas along the boulevards a minimum of 7-feet clearance. (Ord. #5-7-3A)

Over the main driving area of all streets, tree branches and limbs are to be kept clear a minimum of 14-feet. (Ord. #5-7-3-B)

Weeds and vegetation are also to be trimmed regularly in order to not be taller than 6-inches, and to remain noxious weed-free. (Ord. #5-5)

Vehicles should be parked parallel to the street/road and facing the same direction of traffic. (Ord, #7-5-D)

Again, this keeps our community safer by reducing fire hazards, helps keeps our neighbors' cars traveling along the roads without being scratched, and even for garbage trucks and road projects this keeps the heavy equipment from breaking branches off your trees when they are dumping gravel, grading, chip sealing or picking up your trash.


 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.

 

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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