Lewistown City Commission keeps May meeting brief


Monday’s City Commission meeting was short, according to Lewistown City Manager Holly Phelps, taking around 30 minutes.

She did note the 6 p.m. Committee of the Whole saw a Montana Preservation Alliance presentation detailing the Broadway Apartments’ progress.

According to Phelps, the Alliance stated the preliminary architectural report, or PAR, for the building was near completion. Previous News-Argus stories have described the report as a set of infrastructure schedules and precise cost estimates bundled together in the hopes of attracting a buyer.

Phelps added the historic preservation report and the economic analysis, previously labeled by the MPA as extra chapters to the PAR, were complete. The analysis found a mix of commercial and residential spaces, market-rate apartments or affordable apartments to be the most likely uses for the building.


In other business

• The Lewistown City Commission approved a 35-foot wide curb variance for a property at 1122 West Washington Street.

• Kathie Bailey and Dustin Ingersoll were approved by the Commission to fill the open seats on the seven-member Historic Resources Commission. Three people applied for the two positions.

• The Lewistown City Commission approved a park maintenance contract. Only one bid was submitted, and the approved contract keeps the same price the City currently pays for the next two years, before raising it by $50 in the third year.

• Commission members approved Lewistown City Manager Holly Phelps’ signature on a quitclaim deed for the right of way for realigning Airport Road. Phelps said the deed refers to the snaking of road right before it joins Main Street.



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