Council Public Hearings




Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Kalispell has reviewed the Preliminary Budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year and said budget is open to inspection in the Finance Office and on the City’s website at

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall to conduct a formal Budget Hearing and transact regular business. Anyone may appear to express concerns regarding the budget.  The hearing may be continued from day to day as required.

On August 15, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, the City Council will meet to adopt the final budget and fix tax levies. For more information please contact the City Clerk at 758-7756 or at City Hall, 201 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901.

Done by order of the City Council of the City of Kalispell, Montana on the 20th day of June, 2022.

 Aimee Brunckhorst, CMC, City Clerk

Publish:           June 26 & July 3, 2022



A study of the City of Kalispell Solid Waste Division has determined that the current structure will not provide the finances to maintain the same level of service for the upcoming fiscal years and do not support adding solid waste service accounts within the City that are adjacent to the established routine service areas.

Public Works staff has determined that a short-term four-year step assessment increase is necessary to support continued level of service for current customers and account for expenditure increases due to inflationary costs; additional resources to provide service in new areas within city limits; reserve levels that are financially reasonable and responsible; and having a reliable fleet by maintaining equipment replacement schedules for the short term.

Prior to initiating any increase in the fees, schedules, rates, charges, and classifications, the City is required, pursuant to Section 69-7-111, Montana Code Annotated, to hold a public hearing on the matter after giving due and proper notice of said hearing. Attached to this letter you will find the hearing notice and the ways in which you can provide public testimony about this proposed increase. Please note that in addition to attending the public hearing in person, the agenda for the July 5, 2022, Council meeting will include a video conference (Zoom) link for virtual attendance. 

The proposed increase is as follows:  

Annual Solid Waste Assessment Charge 



FY 23

FY 24

FY 25

FY 26

Size (Gallon)






90/100 Residential






300 Commercial






400 Commercial






Notes: rates are for one pick-up per week

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on the 5th day of July 2022 at 7:00 o’clock p.m., in the Council Chambers, Kalispell City Hall, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana, the City Council of the City of Kalispell shall hold a Public Hearing on proposed amendments to the Regulations of the City Solid Waste Utility.

Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk at the above noticed meeting, or prior to the meeting either by mail at P.O. Box 1997, Kalispell, MT 59903, by email to or in person at City Hall, 201 First Avenue East. For further information contact the Public Works Department at (406) 758-7720.
Aimee Brunckhorst, CMC, City Clerk
Publish:  June 12, June 26, & July 3, 2022


Municipal public hearings are governed by Montana Code Annotated 7-1-4131. When required, the governing body (in this case either the City Council or Planning Board) shall conduct public hearings for the purpose of providing reasonable opportunity for citizen participation prior to final decisions. The public can provide testimony on the matter at the public hearing held at a regularly scheduled public meeting, or via written testimony. Please send City Council public hearing testimony to public Upcoming City Council public hearings will be listed on this page from the date of publication notice, to the day after the public hearing. Public hearings require publication in the paper (The Daily Inter Lake) and are published twice, with at least 6 days separating each publication. (Certain public hearings require 3 publication notices.)

Planning Board public hearings can be found on the Planning Board Page under Upcoming Agenda

Please note: Many actions of the City Council are not subject to specific public hearing noticing laws. These actions are noticed via the City Council agenda and the public is able to provide testimony on the matter at the council meeting or via written testimony to