STORM DAMAGE — Marge Gebhart who lives at 204 No. Delaware and her neighbor, survey a large branch that snapped off a tree and crash-landed in her front yard last Tuesday. The area experienced high and gusting winds. No damage was done, luckily the branch missed everything. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler.
The lower picture is of the intersection of 6th and S. Iowa Street which gets backed up from rain, as a result, a large pool is formed and is just right for kids, like Caden Gebhart, to ride their bikes through the pond. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Brian Robinson
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
City council members, on a 3-0 vote, passed Ordinance-401 at their regular meeting on Monday.
Using MCA-76-2-301, as a guide line, the city is authorized to regulate land uses within the city limits to promote health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community.
The ordinance notes that the council has determined it is in the best interest of the city and its citizens that land uses that are in violation of federal, state or local law shall not be permitted within the city limits.
Section 1 of the Ordinance-401 simply states that no use of land shall be permitted or allowed, within the City of Conrad that is in violation of federal, state or local law.
The ordinance becomes effective 30 days after passing of this second reading on Aug. 19.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT — Gabrielle (Gabby) Beaman points out the National Night Out sign at the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park, noting the second annual event is coming up on Aug. 3. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Mark your calendar for Aug. 3, the National Night Out (NNO) will be taking place in the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park.
The activity, sponsored by the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce begins at 5 p.m. and goes on until 9 p.m. This is the second year of what is hoped to become a long standing annual event in Conrad.
Nationally the program has been going on for 27 years and has grown to where it now takes place on the first Tuesday of the month in August in all 50 states, plus Canadian cites, and military installations worldwide involving an estimated 35 million people.
HAIL BALLS – East of Brady, these golf ball size hail stones crashed on to Dean and Susan Regenold’s property during the vicious storm that rolled through Pondera County on Monday evening. It caused vehicle and crop damage throughout the county. Incidentally, the bag on the left was picked up an hour after the storm passed through the area. Photo courtesy of Susan Regenold.
The next meeting for the Growth Policy Committees for Pondera County, Conrad and Valier will be July 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the library in Conrad.
The purpose of the upcoming meeting will be to continue work on the Growth Policy for Pondera County.
The Growth Policy Committees have met twice to date, once in April and again on June 30. At the June 30 meeting, participants reviewed draft reports submitted by the Cossitt Consulting Team, which was contracted to provide technical assistance on the growth policy. Draft reports have been submitted on population, natural resources and public facilities.