The city’s Department of Public Works incurred $47,363 in extra expenses for electronics disposal without securing approval from the council. Public works exceeded its original $32,000 contract with Lakewood-based Samr by 148-percent.
The city is ready to award $3.24 million in contracts for the renovation of Overlook Park at the Great Falls National Historical Park. This is the second large scale renovation project at the urban oasis that attracted 177,000 visitors last year from throughout the United States and the world after the completion of Mary Ellen…
The city’s public works employees received 17,747 hours of overtime without proper authorization, according to an audit report reviewed by the city council on Tuesday night. 80 employees of the Department of Public Works collected the overtime payments for which the city could not produce authorization forms.
The city council approved $60,000 on Tuesday night to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman and her husband alleging she was falsely arrested and mistreated by police officers.
Councilman William McKoy, who is serving his fifth term on the city council, announced his run for mayor in front of a large crowd at Eastside Park on Saturday evening. He joins a growing field of people interested in succeeding indicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres.
Five vehicles that had rear windshield clings showing overt support for councilman Alex Mendez’s mayoral run had their tires slashed and ads defaced, according to the at-large councilman.
The city awarded a $28,511 contract to complete a historic preservation study of the Van Houten House in Westside Park.