BEAUTIFUL MUSIC — The CHS Skyliners perform during the Christmas program in the CHS auditorium last Tuesday afternoon. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The Growth Policy committee met last week and discussed future land use. Karla Breding mentioned that they are getting to a place where they can begin to include the public and get votes from the city on their proposals.
They are considering strongly the proposal of changing the residential zoning of Conrad. Currently there is residential A and B zoning. The Growth Policy committee would like to see the entire town uniform by allowing modular type trailer homes all around the town. With the new zoning, they would hope to set general provisions for the look of the town and would set restrictions on the types of homes being moved in.
This proposal is still in the works and will be discussed further at their next meeting Jan. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Conrad Public Library.
THE GUARDIAN — Frosty the Snowman, complete with a carrot for his nose is standing watch over presents under a lighted tree at the Howard and Renae Bouma place on the 400 block of S. Kansas. I-O photo by Buck Traxler
At their Wednesday business meeting the commissioners had a full slate of abatements, contracts and agreements to decide on.
There were 10 abatements from protested settlements with Qwest and one publically owned parcel that was not taxable, totaling $37,350.40, which passed on a 3-0 vote.
The contract for Pheasant Run Builders of Great Falls for $65,000 was approved. They will be installing windows in the Community Center that is being remodeled. Funding for the project will come from a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Energy Grant.
The last of a shipment of 1,434 animals - including cows, bulls, plus five Quarter Horses - were shipped to the Stevenson Sputnik Ranch in Russia.
Darrell Stevenson of Hobson and Jack Holden of Valier, contracted the cattle sale earlier this year. To fill the large order, Stevenson selected the Angus genetics from his family’s herds of Stevenson Angus Ranch, Stevenson’s Diamond Dot Ranch and R&S Angus Ranch all from Hobson.
Also included in the sale is a herd of registered Hereford cattle, supplied by Holden Herefords in Valier.