Council approves outdoor remodeling at Ed’s Tavern

By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor

With less than 15 items on the councils’ agenda, the aldermen breezed through their meeting in just 37 minutes, which Mayor Wendy Judisch remarked, “This may be a record.”

Gloria and Ellis Rudd, owners of Ed’s Tavern were on hand to request approval of the council to put up an awning, nine feet wide and 30-foot long and to replace the side walk in front of the business.

Kyle Harlan, city inspector, was also on hand for another matter, but commented there are a lot of communities in which some businesses have this type of awning, Whitefish to name just one.

“This will improve that part of town,” he said.

Cheryl Curry presented a report from the Port Authority. She has been updating some educational items and visited Gillette, Wyo. Curry noted the city, “Is doing well and looking good.”

While there she visited a mine and had a study session with Montana Mines that covered the topic of where Montana will be in years ahead.

Curry is also working on the audit for the Port Authority.

Agnes Fowler, city finance office, noted she has been in contact with audit companies on the RFPs (Request for Proposals). She was informed by the DNRC that computer hackers are attacking bank accounts. They are very concerned about this.

An MMI Supervisor session was attended by Fowler and Mayor Judisch.

City Inspector Harlan was appointed to the ICC, International Code Council, as a voting representative of the city.

Aldermen approved a request from Vanessa Bucklin to close the street, at 5th and Maryland from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 30 for a neighborhood block party. The request was approved on a 4-0 vote.

A selection committee for a general engineer will be made up of Mayor Wendy Judisch, Rich Anderson, public works director, and councilmen Rick Moss and Drew Lesnik. The general five year contracts are up.

The next regular council meeting will be on Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. in city hall, 411-1/2 S. Main Street.

The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend a meeting to see their government at work.