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  1. Should the dog ban in Butte parks be lifted?

    Let us know what you think!

    Jan 16, 2014 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  2. Discuss the upcoming historic preservation plan and other historic preservation issues here

    A committee that has spent months working on a plan that could help guide historic preservation in Butte should have a final report ready in April. What do you think of the current state of historic...
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    Feb 13, 2014 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  3. Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 13-17 - Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

    A Public Hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Council of Commissioners Committee of the Whole Meeting regarding the proposed Ordinance No. 13-17, Anti-Discrimination...
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    Jan 7, 2014 by Deleted User (0 points)

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  4. Focusing Economic Development in Butte?

    What types of economic development activities should Butte-Silver Bow focus on to best promote and grow Butte? Do you have specific economic development suggestions?

    Dec 31, 2013 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  5. What information would you like to see from the Council of Commissioners, and in what format?

    The Council is currently discussing options to make voting records or other Council information easier for the public to access. Voting records are currently available in meeting agendas. What other...
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    Apr 2, 2014 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  6. Suggestions for Activities Using Butte's Trails and Parks?

    Butte-Silver Bow is fortunate to be rich in trails, both urban and scenic, and parks. What are some community activities that would make good use of our trails and parks? One past example is the Butte...
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    Dec 31, 2013 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  7. Share Your Photos, Videos and Online Content on the Butte-Silver Bow Website

    The Butte-Silver Bow website is an ever-expanding work-in-progress, connecting citizens to local government and forging a greater Butte-Silver Bow community. Do you have great photos of Butte? Or a...
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    Jan 3, 2014 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  8. Year Round Triple Purpose Water - Snow - Ice Park

    The last bond initiative for a water park failed by less then 200 votes. Most probably because of the 56 days per year usage projection. The people we have talked to, that voted No, have indicated...
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    Mar 19, 2014 by acommoner (20 points)

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  9. Will neighborhood councils work in Butte?

    Is Butte ready for a government that listens to the people? They have neighborhood councils in Great Falls and Missoula but here in Butte there is no direct participation in Government. We had a...
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    Nov 14, 2014 by Larry (20 points)

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  10. Mandan, ND

    Now that the decision seems final, may we propose that the community consider the Mandan Mall Model http://bestwesternnorthdakota.com/hotels/best-western-plus-seven-seas-hotel-and-waterpark This is...
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    Mar 18, 2014 by acommoner (20 points)

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  11. Angle Parking in Uptown Butte?

    Butte-Silver Bow is evaluating angle parking options for Historic Uptown Butte. Do you think angle parking would benefit the Uptown area? What other infrastructure improvements are needed Uptown?

    Dec 31, 2013 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  12. Prevent blinking large neon signs from popping up in historic uptown area.

    Make sure the historic preservation plan has a measure to ensure proposed signs are appropriate for the historic area. Neon palm trees, large blinking neon signs should not be allowed to distract the...
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    Apr 29, 2014 by Sarah Borduin (7 points)

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  13. The Council recently suspended a 1977 ordinance on the sale of rodents. Do you know of any other old laws or regulations the community should reexamine?

    Chime in here if you feel there are outdated or obsolete laws or regulations in Butte-Silver Bow that should be revisited in 2014.

    Jan 23, 2014 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  14. Ordinance No. 13-17, Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, has Final Reading and Vote on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    The Final Reading and Vote for the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance, Ordinance No. 13-17, will occur at the Regular Meeting of the Council of Commissioners on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The meeting...
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    Feb 13, 2014 by Deleted User (0 points)

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  15. Stop Animal Cruelty at Evel Knievel Days!

    Use of drugged mountain lion as an obstacle in the downhill race course is cruel and inhumane; indeed, that poor cat needs to be seized by authorities and surrendered to a big cat sanctuary. See...
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    Aug 5, 2014 by Dr. Michelle Lemley (5 points)

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  16. Suggestions for Improving Quality of Life in Butte?

    In Butte-Silver Bow, we are fortunate to enjoy a very high quality of life. But there is always room for improvement! What suggestions do you have for improving the quality of life of residents of...
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    Dec 31, 2013 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  17. What is Missing in Butte?

    Share your suggestions for new initiatives, programs, or services in Butte-Silver Bow.

    Dec 31, 2013 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  18. Hi, This is more of a private request. I suggest accommodation for individual Fire/EMS members who commit outstanding acts. I have 2 people in mind.

    Two off-duty EMS providers saved my father's life. He off the road and out of sight. They saw the tracks and stopped to investigate. They found him cold, alone and seriously injured. His pickup had...
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    Apr 16, 2016 by Sarah Wolfe (5 points)

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  19. Ticke Trak System - Parking Commission - Community Patrols

    Ticke Trak System - Parking Commission - Community Patrols I am a proponent for the punches of the Ticke Trak System, if it is to be used to track all non criminal warnings and citations issued by...
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    Mar 17, 2014 by acommoner (20 points)

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  20. Noise ordinance. I live on Harrison Avenue and these new trucks make a tremendous amount of noise, and drivers show off with the engine noise.

    I live on Harrison and in the last year or so trucks have gotten much more powerful engines and are extremely noisy. Not all of them make loud noises and not all make the same noise so there must be...
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    Aug 5, 2015 by ED PAPE (5 points)

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  21. How to Improve Your Neighborhood?

    What infrastructure, features or amenities are missing from your neighborhood? What is the biggest need for your neighborhood?

    Dec 31, 2013 by Justin Ringsak (10 points)

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  22. Snow Removal

    Well the Old Timers say we had a winter like we used to have in Butte, and we will probably get some more. So it would seem like it is time to do some planning and preparing. I commend Mr....
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    Mar 27, 2014 by acommoner (20 points)

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  23. Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Regarding Insurance Proceeds Related to the Library Building Lightening Strike

    There is a Public Hearing scheduled during the Committee of the Whole Meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 regarding the insurance proceeds related to the Library building lightening strike. There...
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    Feb 21, 2014 by Deleted User (0 points)

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  24. Sell fireworks for three days only and have a fireworks display on 4th in the night. The parade during the day. The Fourth of July is a 24 hour period

    The Fourth of July is a 24 hour period not days or weeks. People that have to work and kept awake till all hours is not right. People even go to other neighbor hoods to Set off fireworks. This...
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    Jul 1, 2015 by Jackie Greenwood (5 points)

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  25. Make the mobile community owners clean up thier parks and adhere to ordinances

    employ a code enforcement person to drive the city and give warnings for junk piles old cars and non maintence of lawns and yards. 1st offense a warning 2nd offense 50.00 fine 3rd offense 150.00 fine...
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    Sep 30, 2016 by LaMona Ellis (5 points)

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