important Announcements


 

09/25/2018 city council meeting cancelled

 

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 September 28, 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

NOTICE is hereby given for PUBLIC HEARINGS to be held before the Three Forks Zoning and Planning Board on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. in the City Office, 206 Main Street, Three Forks, Montana on the following applications:

·         Michele Carey & Rab Cummings (with approval of property owner Michelle Samuel) have submitted an application for a CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT for the property located at Lot 4, Block 20 of the Three Forks Original Townsite (Plat D-18) commonly known as 214 4th Avenue East.  Said request is for approval to make an existing multi-family residential triplex within the existing home conform to the zoning regulations of the Residential District designation.

·         Northern Rockies Insulation (Chris McFadden) has submitted an application for a CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT for the property located at Lots 7-12, Block 28 of the Three Forks Original Townsite (Plat D-18) commonly known as 420 S. Main Street.  Said request is for approval to make an existing residential apartment within the existing building conforming to the zoning regulations in the Central Business District.

·         John Whitesitt has submitted an application for a CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT for the property located at Lots 13 & 14, Block 4 of the Northwest Townsite Company’s 1st Addition (Plat D-26) commonly known as 2 N. 7th Avenue E. (formerly 624 E. Ash St.). Said request is for the approval to convert a single-family dwelling into a triplex in the Residential District designation.

The CITY COUNCIL will conduct PUBLIC HEARINGS on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., to act on the recommendation of the Zoning & Planning Board. 

At both PUBLIC HEARINGS, TESTIMONY will be accepted in support of or in opposition to this request.  Written testimony is also acceptable and may be sent to ksmith@threeforksmontana.us.

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


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:



BOARD VACANCY

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

·       Three Forks Area Ambulance District (1 vacancy)

If you have any questions about the duties of these boards, please contact the City office at 285-3431 or visit our website at www.threeforksmontana.us

Interested applicants please complete the board application available at City Hall or on the City’s website.


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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 when it rained every weekend this spring - the days most of us do yard work.

However, we do have laws and ask the Sheriff to enforce them. You may receive a notice 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).

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

 

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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 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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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:

·       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.

 

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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