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Citizens may submit public comment via the following methods:
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Future delivery methods may be explored as best practice is learned.

Please contact Denise Bohlman, City Clerk,, with any questions.

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FEBRUARY 8, 2021    5:30 P.M.
INVOCATION: Councilmember Yakawich
ROLL CALL: Councilmembers present on roll call were: Shaw, Yakawich, Neese, Ewalt, Joy, Choriki, Purinton, Ronning, Boyett, Brown
COVID-19 Update by Joint Information Center - Melanie Schwarz, BSED
  • December 14, 2020
  • January 11, 2021
  • January 25, 2021
PUBLIC COMMENT on “NON-PUBLIC HEARING” Agenda Items: 1 ONLY. Speaker sign-in required. (Comments are limited to three (3) minutes or as set by the Mayor. During COVID-19, the method to take and hear public comment has changed. Individuals wishing to give public comment will call a dedicated phone line (237.6196) and held in queue until it is their turn to comment. Comments on items listed as public hearing items will be heard ONLY during the designated public hearing time for each respective item. For items not on this agenda, public comment will be taken at the end of the agenda.)
1.   CONSENT AGENDA -- Separations:
A.   Mayor Cole recommends that Council confirm the following appointments:
  Name Board/Commission Term
      Begins Ends
1 Jeff Engel County Water District of Billings Heights 02/08/21 12/31/24
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B.   Bid Awards:
1.   W.O. 19-21: WRF Influent Lift Station Project. (Opened 12/15/20) Recommend RSCI; Schedule 1 only; $5,291,000. Click to View
2.   W.O. 20-02: Missing Sidewalk/Miscellaneous. (Opened 1/26/21) Recommend Riverside Contracting, Inc.; $628,902.50. Click to View
3.   Rimtop Drive Overlay Project. (Opened 1/26/21) Recommend FirstMark Construction; $109,243. Click to View
C.   Downtown Billings Traffic Study Alternative Prioritization and Public Preference Plan. Click to View
D.   Amend Park Development Council (APDC) 2021 proposed annual budget and fee structure. Click to View
E.   Recommendation of approval to the Policy Coordinating Committee for Amendment I of the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Click to View
F.   Amendment No. 1, W.O. 20-33: Public Works GIS Services, Professional Services Contract, HDR Engineering, Inc.; $829,307. Click to View
G.   Amendment to BUFSA Agreement funding formula. Click to View
H.   Amendment No. 2 to 2018 Long Range Transportation Plan. Click to View
I.   Grant Application Request to submit FY21-FY22, Montana State Historic Preservation Office Certified Local Government (CLG) grant application; $6,000. Click to View
J.   Donation to the Public Library for mobile hotspots and data plans from the Billings Library Foundation; $7,000. Click to View
K.   Donation to Police Department for a Traeger Pro 34 from King's Ace Hardware; $699. Click to View
L.   Final Plat of Descro Subdivision, 7th Filing. Click to View
M.   Resolution of Intent to create SILMD 330 and amend SILMD 280 and set a public hearing date of March 08, 2021. Click to View
N.   Resolution authorizing the use of alternative project delivery for West End water projects. Click to View
O.   Bills for the Weeks of:
1.   January 4, 2021 Click to View
2.   January 11, 2021 Click to View
  Recommended Motion: I move to approve the items of the Consent Agenda as submitted, with the exception of items moved for separation.
2.   PUBLIC HEARING AND FIRST READING ORDINANCE approving BMCC, Section 26-800, Dental Amalgam. Staff recommends approval. (Action: approval or disapproval of staff recommendation.)
  • Presented by: Debi Meling, Public Works Director

Recommended Motion: Having conducted a public hearing, considered written and spoken public testimony, I move to approve BMCC, Section 26-800, Dental Amalgam, as recommended by staff.
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PUBLIC COMMENT on “NON-AGENDA ITEMS”. Speaker Sign-in required. (Comments are limited to three (3) minutes or as set by the Mayor. During COVID-19, the method to take and hear public comment has changed. Individuals wishing to give public comment will call a dedicated phone line (237.6196) and held in queue until it is their turn to comment.)
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