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Reach Parks & Recreation by telephone at (406) 552-7275, or browse bark park locations here.
If it is an emergency, call 911 and an officer will respond. The 24-hour, non-emergency Police Desk phone number is (406) 552-6300 for city residents. Missoula County residents should contact the Sheriff's Office at (406) 258-4810 during normal working hours, or call 911 after hours.
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Location and mailing address:Animal Control6700 Butler Creek RoadMissoula, MT 59808 Animal Control
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Flower Beds: The cemetery will dig ordered beds in the spring and clear the beds in the fall. Sprinkler irrigation provides the watering of the beds.
Flower Boxes: A local nursery maintains, plants, and delivers the boxes to the cemetery. The cemetery sets the boxes on the gravesites in the spring and removes them in the fall. Cemetery staff hand waters the boxes three times per week.
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The links to MP3s are the audio recordings of the meetings. This is a common format used by many MP3 players like iPODs, Zune, etc. You can right click on the link, save the file on your computer, load it onto your MP3 player, and listen to the meeting on the go.
MP4 files are the video files of the meeting. If you have a device that can play videos like a computer or iPAD, you can download the video (following the instructions above for MP3 files), save it on your device and play it.
Moving In: Apply for water service by phone at (406) 552-6700 or in person at 1345 West Broadway. You will need your employer’s name, your personal identification number, telephone number, name of spouse or roommates, mailing address, and landlord information. You may also be required to pay a deposit for service.
Moving Out: The person whose name appears on the water account is responsible for notifying us of the move out date. A final billing will be mailed after the account is closed. We are unable to make billing adjustments for late notification.
Eligibility: Customers may become eligible for the low income discount by annually qualifying for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. The Customer must provide Missoula Water with satisfactory evidence of qualification under LIEAP. Application: The Human Resource Council, (406) 728-3710, 1801 S. Higgins, has applications for LIEAP available. There is a release of information included with the HRC LIEAP application. The HRC will notify Missoula Water when you have qualified. For more information about LIEAP, visit the Human Resource Council website at Human Resource Council.
Discount: Eligible Missoula Water customers will receive a $6.58 reduction in the applicable monthly flat rate or metered charge. The discount applies only to services provided during the current billing period and not to overdue balances from prior billing periods.
If your sentence was deferred at the time it was pronounced AND you have successfully completed all conditions of the sentence, the Court can dismiss the charge and seal your cause number. What that means is that the public does not have access to the details of the conviction and your criminal record will state that the charge has been dismissed.
If you believe you meet both of these conditions, then you should file a Motion to Dismiss with the court.
This request will be denied if the Court finds that you (1) did not complete all conditions of your sentence on time; (2) if you had a new charge during the time the deferred sentence was running or (3) if the time for deferment has not expired.
If you did not receive a deferred sentence and believe your conviction should be taken off your record, you may be best served by consulting an attorney.
Each insurance company has different methods of determining your insurance rates. Many base some rate changes on the points the DMV places on your driving record.
You can check your driver’s license status with the DMV to find out how many points you have with the DMV [https://dojmt.gov/driving/driving-records/].
Some of the more common points include: DUI = 10 points Driving While Suspended = 6 points Reckless Driving = 5 points No Insurance = 4 points Speeding = 3 points Careless Driving = 2 points Moving Violations = 2 points
The Court will not defer a ticket if (1) you have had any other traffic ticket in the last 5 years; (2) you have gotten another traffic ticket deferred in the last 5 years; or (3) you failed to appear on your ticket within the time set for appearance.
Some tickets, including DUI, HTO, Driving While Suspended or No Insurance tickets can never be deferred. PLEASE NOTE: Under Federal Law the Court cannot defer your ticket if you have a CDL.
The Court will not dismiss your ticket based on your explanation about what happened without allowing the City Attorney’s Office to be heard and present witnesses.
If you received a ticket from a sheriff's deputy or highway patrol (brown uniform), you need to appear in Justice Court located in the County Courthouse at 200 W. Broadway.
If your license was suspended by Missoula Municipal Court for non-compliance or failure to appear you must come to the Court to address it. After you have taken care of the non-compliance, by appearing and bringing yourself into compliance, you will need to get a reinstatement from the DMV.
W.A.V. (Women Against Violence), Laurie Bogart, LCPC 500 N Higgins #109 Phone: (406) 493-7313
Dr. Q Counseling (Dr. Q Hehn, LCPC) 725 W Central Ave #209Phone: (406) 0900
Choices for Change (Nancy Smith, MSW, LCSW, LAC 304 Fourth Ave E Superior, MTPhone: (406) 822-5422
MAN.UP.RIGHT (Warren Michelson, LCSW) 336 W Spruce StPhone: (406) 546-9033
Michael English, LCSW 1406 S 1st Hamilton, MTPhone: (406) 363-0929
Winds of Change 2685 Palmer St #301Phone: (406) 721-2038 (Medicaid accepted)
Defendants may also go to another counselor of their choice and must provide the counselor's name, address and phone number to the court. If ordered to complete Anger Management, defendants must be enrolled within two weeks of sentencing, complete 20 hours within three months of enrollment and the remaining 20 hours within six months of enrollment.
Contact Development Services for a Residential Block Party Permit.
If you are using this form to report a problem with a ticket, you will not receive a response. You can report ticket issues to the Parking Commission office by phone at (406) 552-6250 or in person at 128 W Main Street.
Street lights in Missoula are maintained by NorthWestern Energy. You can call them at 1-888-467-2669 or fill out their online form at https://www.northwesternenergy.com/contact-us/report-street-light-issue-form.
There are very strict requirements the City must follow in order to install a stop sign. Usually, residential areas will not meet these criteria. A better solution in residential areas is for neighborhood traffic calming, which is the installation of physical devices that force traffic to drive more slowly in residential areas. For more information, call us at (406) 552-6372.
These signs are not recognized in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control (MUTCD), which the City must follow when installing traffic control devices. These types of signs are particularly ineffective to solve the conditions usually associated with this request. Traffic calming is a much more effective way to deal with this condition. For more information, call us at (406) 552-6372.
Yes, all you need to do is to send a letter with this request to Traffic Services along with a note from your doctor stating that you are handicapped and a rough map of the area you would like designated. The location will be reviewed. If there is a conflict with your chosen location, a compromise solution will be arranged. The sign will be installed at no charge to you. Traffic Services can be reached at (406) 552-6372.
There are three basic types of traffic signals: Pre-timed: The signal changes according to a predetermined schedule and does not sense the traffic at the signal. Semi Actuated: The main flow of traffic has the green light and changes only when the signal senses cars on the side streets. Fully Actuated: All phases of traffic sense cars, and the signal changes as needed. The controller is programmed for minimum and maximum green times. This type of light will stay green until either it has run its maximum time or there is a large amount of time between cars.
Loops: This detection type involves multiple 6-foot by 6-foot wire coils (loops) installed under the road surface. When a vehicle drives over the loops, a vehicle detector is activated and sends a message to the traffic signal to change the signal accordingly. Loops are the oldest form of traffic detection and are no longer installed with new signals because they require drivers to stop in a specific area, don’t work well for motorcycles or bicycles, and are often destroyed by excavation or roadway deterioration.
Video detection cameras: These cameras are mounted for each approach to an intersection, and when they detect a vehicle, the signal will change. Cameras were installed in Missoula from 2001 until 2012 but are no longer installed because they can be affected by the sun and other light glare, fog, smoke, and build up on the lens from blowing snow and dirt.
Radar: The newest and best option for vehicle detection at this time is radar because it accurately detects all roadway users and is reliable.
The types of signals installed in Missoula vary, so some reasons for this include the following:
Most fire engines and ambulances have a coded infrared strobe mounted on top of the vehicle. When the strobe is activated, it is detected by a sensor at the signal that turns the signal green for the approaching emergency vehicle. Once the emergency vehicle has passed, the signal will return to the pattern it was running before.
No, flashing headlights will not cause a traffic signal to change.
When a train approaches an intersection with a roadway, the railroad has equipment that triggers the traffic signal controller to run a pre-programmed railroad routine, which stops traffic, allows traffic to clear off of the tracks, and allows the train to continue along its route.
Traffic signal controllers are very sophisticated and use high-speed microprocessors that make thousands of calculations every second. Each coordinated intersection has a controller that is linked via a wireless network to a central server, which keeps all the traffic signals’ internal clocks synchronized. The coordinated signals run according to plans derived from vehicle counts. Typically, signals have four weekday plans—morning, off peak, noon, and evening—and one weekend plan. Coordinated traffic signals drop out of coordination in the evening when traffic volumes are lower.
However, in Missoula the seven downtown signals are fixed-time signals that run in coordination 24/7.
Once a pedestrian push button is pressed, a walk signal will come on with the associated green light for vehicles. Signal controllers handle these calls for service in sequence, so the walk signal will activate when it is that direction’s turn in the sequence. Just like a vehicle pulling up on a side street, pedestrians have to wait for the signal to cycle around to receive the walk light.
The “walk” indication comes on for only a short period of time—usually 7 seconds—and is meant to get pedestrians started across the street. When the red hand (don’t walk) indication starts flashing, pedestrians are no longer allowed to leave the curb. However, if they are already in the crosswalk, they may continue crossing the street. Missoula’s signals have pedestrian countdown timers that work in conjunction with the red flashing hand indication to show pedestrians how much time they have before the solid red hand (don’t walk) indication will be displayed. Pedestrians should not be in the street when the solid red hand is displayed.
Traffic lights have different requirements at almost every location. Some of the older signals don’t have pedestrian push buttons, so the green light serves as the walk signal, serving pedestrians every cycle. The rationale was that these signals are in higher pedestrian use areas, so the pedestrians were served each cycle; therefore, the pedestrian buttons weren’t needed. The signals that have only occasional pedestrian usage need to have pedestrian buttons. Sometimes when a signal gets a pedestrian call, it takes a while to serve the pedestrian. This is sometimes longer than the vehicle passage time would be, thus it can cause the vehicle efficiency to drop. The signal timing is very critical in most intersections and efficiency is very important to uniform traffic flow.
All the newer signals have ped push buttons, and the very newest have Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) push buttons. The APS push buttons have both audible and tactile features for visually impaired pedestrians. Eventually, all signals will have APS pushbuttons.
The next evolution in traffic signals is adaptive signal control technology, which is a system of coordinated signals that communicate with each other and vary signal timing, cycle lengths, and other parameters by real-time traffic volumes instead of the conventional time of day plans. This will allow greater efficiency by responding to actual demand, rather than predicted demand. It may benefit pedestrians as well as drivers by serving them sooner, especially when the main street traffic is low.
The City of Missoula and other Montana communities are working with the Montana Dept. of Transportation to identify corridors that may benefit from adaptive signal control and to put together projects to build these systems. Much of the technology needed for this is already in place, but additional equipment and many more traffic detection devices would be required.
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