important Announcements


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Road ClosureS on Kansas Street

Due to various large events held at the Three Forks Rodeo Arena, Kansas Street will be closed beginning on the following dates.  Events are typically held Friday evenings and all day Saturdays.  Please plan to use alternate routes as Kansas Street will be closed on the following dates:

·       June 15-16, 2018

·       June 29-30, 2018

·       July 3-4, 2018 (road closed all day)

·       July 13-14, 2018 (road closed all day)

·       July 27-28, 2018

·       August 3-4, 2018

·       August 17-18, 2018

·       August 31-September 1, 2018

·       September 21-22, 2018

We apologize for any inconvenience but are closing this road to promote safety for horses, riders, card driving through, and pedestrian traffic from the parking area to the arena grounds.


Request for Proposals

Professional Planning Services

 

The City of Three Forks is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide professional planning services.  Applicants must have at least five (5) years working in Montana as a planner or have credentials equivalent to work experience.  Membership with Montana Association of Planners is preferred. 

This position is paid via a monthly stipend of $250.00 for the duties outlined in the scope of work, for up to ten (10) hours per month which includes travel time.

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 shamilton@threeforksmontana.us.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 24, 2018.


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WADING POOL TO OPEN SOON!

The City had hoped the weather would better cooperate in order to open the Wading Pool this week.  We are ready just as soon as it warms up enough to want to cool off in the pool!

Wading Pool Hours are Monday-Friday, 1PM-5PM.

This is weather dependent and the Attendants may close due to thunder and/or lightning storms.


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Fireworks Regulations City of Three Forks

Under Montana State statute 50-37-103 and City Ordinance 6-2-3, fireworks are permitted to be sold in Three Forks beginning June 24, 2018, and may be sold through July 5, 2018.  Fireworks may only be set off on:

·       July 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.,

·       July 4 from 5:00 p.m. to  12:00 a.m. (midnight), and

·       July 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

·       These are the only 3 days fireworks are allowed to be used in Three Forks.

RULES:

1.    Fireworks cannot be sold within 300 feet of any service station, church, or hospital and may not be set off within 100 feet of any fireworks sales place.

2.    A “NO SMOKING” sign will be posted at all fireworks sales locations.

3.    Fireworks may not be set off toward or from any motor vehicle or in the vicinity of other people or animals in a manner which may expose them to risk of injury.

4.    The use of all fireworks must be supervised by a responsible person.

5.    Fireworks may not be set off in the business district on Main Street.

6.    Fireworks may not be set off from the dock at the ponds.

Anyone setting off fireworks on public property please fully extinguish, pick up and dispose of the remnants properly, especially if using the parking lot at the Three Forks ponds.

 

Jefferson river waters subside!

The National Weather Service (NWS) gaged the Jefferson River's discharge and gage height near Three Forks this morning, June 7, 2018, at 7.55 feet.  ("Flood Stage" level is at 8.0 feet.)  Forecasts continue to show the river's flow reducing!

For reference, the Jefferson River @ Three Forks crested at 9.38’ in 2011.  Current river levels can be obtained at:  http://gcem.us/River_Gauges.htm.


City now offers online payments. Pay water/sewer bills, license your business or dog, donate to the Trails or Fire Department.
 
 
 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.

The "Three Forks Ponds" park

Has a new addition!

Thanks to the generous donation from Water Lemons, LLC we will have a fishing dock! This is intended to provide child-friendly fishing access by allowing users a way in to the ponds farther from the shore (and the reeds we all get snagged in). Fish hiding “foliage” will be installed on the pond bottom as well, similar to real aquatic plants but made of recycled siding. Construction is done and it looks great!

Please report any vandalism or if you have any other questions please contact us at 285-3431.

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street sweeping is coming soon to a street near you!

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While we continue to get moisture, our Street Superintendent will be focusing on grading and filling the gravel streets throughout town.

The City will switch gears in early June and begin street sweeping the paved streets.  We will provide notice on your door to not park on the City Streets the day prior to sweeping.  This notice is usually a bright color.  Please keep your eyes out for our notice so we can sweep the full street boundary.

 

Ordinance to become law 6/21/2018:

  (The original ordinance stated one must pay the fee to appeal impact fees, but there was no fee set within the ordinance.  The City Council may not set a fee without it being in the ordinance or have the ordinance state "to be established by the Council via resolution".  This ordinance corrects the original to allow the Council to establish a fee via resolution.  The fee has been discussed at $150.00 but has not yet been adopted.  The fee schedule resolution will be heard by the Council at a date in the near future.)

(The original ordinance stated one must pay the fee to appeal impact fees, but there was no fee set within the ordinance.  The City Council may not set a fee without it being in the ordinance or have the ordinance state "to be established by the Council via resolution".  This ordinance corrects the original to allow the Council to establish a fee via resolution.  The fee has been discussed at $150.00 but has not yet been adopted.  The fee schedule resolution will be heard by the Council at a date in the near future.)

 

 
 

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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