Welcome to the City of Colstrip's Official Web Site. As you view the pages, you will see our wonderful town has many opportunities for individuals, families and children of all ages. A large variety of recreational offerings, great school system, cultural events, headquarters of the four county economic development group, Southeastern Montana Development Corporation, and a vibrant agricultural community, make Colstrip a unique place to live and work.
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Well, Summer is finally here. And the usual activities at city hall are budgeting, project planning, grant applications, and vacations. Budgeting is always open to the public, look for the postings. Since the budgeting process is part of your City Council person’s responsibility, don’t be shy about popping in to a budget session, there is always opportunity for public comment. The dates and times will be posted at the regular posting places around town; library, post office, city hall, and Taylor’s.
During Colstrip Days, be sure to visit our new City Shop. We will be offering tours in the Senior Citizen Van from city hall to the shop starting at 9:00 am Friday June 27, 2014. This was our last big project. The old City Shop, as many of you know, was a building from the 1930’s era. It was deemed structurally unsafe by OSHA, which led the city to build a new facility. Not to mention that most of our equipment could not fit through the door.
Our upcoming projects are not as visible or impressive to most folks. However, I have yet to meet anyone that is not impressed when the water or sewer system is not functioning well. I did not say it was a good impression. Water and Wastewater systems are an important part of our city’s infrastructure. We are working with our engineers to upgrade the backwash system at the Water Treatment Plant, by DEQ mandate. We are also in the planning stages to repair and replace the remaining lift stations that are part of our sewer system later this summer/early fall.
The Coal Board has been a tremendous support to the city’s projects in the past several years. SHAC is a current great example of Coal Board dollars at work in Colstrip. If you haven’t driven or stopped by to see the improvements, now is the time to do so. It is looking great. The City will again seek funding from the Coal Board for grant funding on our Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade for next year. We are expecting to be favorably considered, as this is an essential project for the continued health and safety of all those in our community.
Finally, it is common to thank people that vote for you after an election. Well, I was not up for election this year, but I would still like to thank you for electing me as the Mayor of Colstrip. I am truly thankful and greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve our community in this capacity. I will continue to work hard at doing the best possible job in the time remaining in my term of office.