important Announcements

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Here’s what’s going on at the Three Forks Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Dinner…
• No Host Social Hour & Silent Auction begin at 5:30pm at the Lewis & Clark Motels/The Gathering Place
• Brief Annual Business Meeting at 6:15pm
• Dinner at 6:45pm
• Entertainment at 7:30pm

On the menu: Prime Rib Buffet Style Dinner including yummy sides and Lewis & Clark signature salad.

For Dessert: Classic Cheesecake with raspberry coulis and vanilla bean whip cream. Coffee and Tea Bar will be available!

Before March 18th—Dinner Tickets $58/person (includes one drink ticket).

After March 18th—Dinner Tickets $68/person (includes one drink ticket).

Invitations will be in the mail very soon! Please RSVP with your reservations by March 24th.

Call: 285-4753 or mail checks to PO Box 1103, Three Forks, MT 59752



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, 2022. APPOINTMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR 3/26/2019

·        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. TWO SEATS SCHEDULED FOR APPOINTMENT 3/26/2019

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

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



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.)

public hearing


 Thursday, March 21st, 2019, at 7:00PM in the

City Hall Council Chambers, 206 Main Street

The purpose of this meeting is to conduct an informal review of the Concept Plan on a proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) 32-unit, Mixed Use (residential over commercial) condominium development. Property is in the City of Three Forks 1-mile jurisdiction and is zoned Neighborhood Highway Business. Property is described as C.O.S. 942A, Tract 3A-1 W2NW4, AKA the 3.9 acres of bare ground at the corner of W. Ivy St and Old Yellowstone Trail (i.e. Main Street). 


Well, we are experiencing some of the coldest temperatures on record (without wind chill factoring in!).

City Hall has received several calls over the weekend and today regarding no water coming into homes at any tap.

Your service lines are probably frozen.

Place a heater where your water line enters your home (most often in a basement, crawl space or under a mobile home "skirting"). This will help warm the pipe and get it to thaw out. This may take several hours. Ensure you know where your shutoff valve is (typically immediately after your meter). As the ice thaws it may crack the meter and cause a burst of water to rush out. Turn off the valve if this happens and alert us by calling City Hall at 285-3431 during business hours. If after business hours you may call 539-6905.

UPDATE by the belgrade news of this story! click here

important information about your drinking water

City of Three Forks has Levels of Arsenic above Drinking Water Standards

Our water system has violated the Arsenic drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

Water sample results received during the 1st quarter of 2019, taken at the treatment plant for well 2, showed Arsenic to be 0.067 mg/L. This is above the total Arsenic maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.010 mg/L.

What should I do?

·         You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.

What does this mean?

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years may experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system and may have an increased risk of getting cancer. 

What happened? What is being done?

The treatment plant for well 2 failed and has been shut down.  New media will be added to the treatment plant and will be monitored before it is put back in service.  Quarterly monitoring is in place for the duration of the plant operation.

For more information, please contact City of Three Forks, PO Box 187, Three Forks, MT 59752. (406) 285-3431.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Public Water System ID#: MT0000343

Datedistributed: 2/28/2019 via mail to each utility customer (sewer-only customers as well), posted on our Website, Facebook page and at the local banks. To be published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Belgrade News and Three Forks Voice as well. - Crystal Turner, City Clerk

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.

City Calendar


Contact Information

City Hall


(406) 285-3431

Kelly Smith
City Treasurer

Crystal Turner
City Clerk


206 Main Street
PO Box 187
Three Forks, MT 59752


M-F 8a-12p, 1p-5p

(406) 285-3747

Melissa Christoffersen


607 Main Street
PO Box 187
Three Forks, MT 59752


M,W-F 10a-5p
T 12p-8p
Sat 12p-4p


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

Keith Aune
Fire Chief

John Whitesitt
Assisstant Chief


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


(406) 285-3408

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

Wendell Ewan
Street & Alleys Superintendent

Randy Johnston
Water Superintendent

Steve Johnston
Wastewater Superintendent


306 Railway Avenue
PO Box 187
Three Forks, MT 59752