The Superintendent develops a comprehensive Public Works program with the approval of the City Council. His daily duties include the supervision of all of Public Works. Public Works has several departments as follows:
- Building Department
- Parks and Recreation Department
- Sewer Department
- Solid Waste Department
- Street Department
- Water Department
Building Department is in charge of maintenance of city facilities. Building Inspector Jim Yeagley 406-873-5526 to leave message.
Parks and Recreation Department
City Park is located at the east edge of Cut Bank on Main Street adjacent to the Senior Citizen’s Center, Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center and high school football field. The City Park has a permanent outdoor stage and a state restroom facility developed in conjunction with the Montana Department of Transportation. The park also has a playground area, a roofed picnic area, and picnic tables throughout the park. This park is well kept and lighted for evening enjoyment.
Bud Park is located on the north side of the railroad tracks and starts at Central Avenue and extends west to the 6th Avenue Northwest crossing.
Central Park is located at the east corner of Central Avenue and Main Street. The surface of this park is mainly cement and brick with two trees, planters of flowers, a wooden carved bear, benches, garbage receptacles and ceramic painted tiles on the wall. Southwest/Gary Smith Memorial Park Southwest/Gary Smith Memorial Park is located on Second Avenue Southwest and Third Street Southwest. This park contains a playground area, a barbecues area, a wind/rain shelter, picnic tables, benches and a swimming pool. The grounds are well kept with a nice green lawn and huge shade trees throughout the park. Swimming Pool Swimming Pool- Manager Jennifer Beigler The outdoor swimming pool area includes the regular pool, office, showers and changing rooms totaling 12,480 square feet. Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center Winter Hours (starts October 1st) Summer Hours (starts May 1st) Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1 :00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center Manager Jennifer Biegler The Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center has four racquetball courts, an upper level observation of courts, a weight room, exercise room, multipurpose room, locker rooms, office and kitchen. Membership fees of $30 are required to use the center. The weight and exercise rooms are used daily by members. Racquetball leagues use the courts during the winter months. The multipurpose room is used mainly for after school activities including roller-skating and basketball. During inclement weather, walkers use the area for exercise. The city rents the multipurpose room for large events with banquet tables and chairs provided.
Southwest/Gary Smith Memorial Park
Southwest/Gary Smith Memorial Park is located on Second Avenue Southwest and Third Street Southwest. This park contains a playground area, a barbecues area, a wind/rain shelter, picnic tables, benches and a swimming pool. The grounds are well kept with a nice green lawn and huge shade trees throughout the park.
Swimming Pool- Manager Jennifer Beigler The outdoor swimming pool area includes the regular pool, office, showers and changing rooms totaling 12,480 square feet.
Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center
The Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center has four racquetball courts, an upper level observation of courts, a weight room, exercise room, multipurpose room, locker rooms, office and kitchen. For more information about the Civic center visit the Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center webpage.
Sewer collection includes two lift stations and about 24 miles of collection lines. The rate for sewer service in Cut Bank is currently for the first 300 cubic feet of water use and per hundred cubic feet after.
Sewer Treatment includes about three miles of piping from the lift stations to the lagoon system where the water is treated and discharged back into Cut Bank Creek.
Solid Waste Department Collection Driver is Cody Fetters. The Solid Waste System is an automated container system. Cut Bank currently uses a Volvo truck with a 36-yard trash compactor frame mounted. One and a half to three yards containers are spaced in the alleys around the community for residential use. Individuals without alley access are provided with rollout containers that are also dumped weekly. Residential use is charged for weekly pick up. Businesses rent containers for their individual use per the amount of refuge produced. We collect solid waste from the City of Cut Bank and within a ten mile radius of the city east of Cut Bank Creek, and dispose of the refuge into the container site North East of Cut Bank.
The street department has six working accounts that must be managed by the Superintendent, four maintenance districts, gas tax, and general fund road and streets. The street department shares employees with all of the other departments of the Public works department.
The city is currently divided into four maintenance districts. Property owners are charged on a fee per square foot basis for the maintenance of the streets, alleys, curbing and gutters in their district. There are about 27 miles of streets and alleys in the City of Cut Bank.
Street Maintenance District #1 consists of 13,295,155.72 square feet. Railroad Street is located in this district.
Street Maintenance District #2 is the smallest district currently 353,030.20 square feet. This district contains all of the gravel streets in the southeast section of Cut Bank.
Street Maintenance District #3 is located on the city’s northeast side and contains 606,827.80 square feet.
Street Maintenance District #4 has areas scattered throughout Cut Bank and is a total of 2,069,582.17 square feet.
Water Distribution Water Distribution has one operator and one daily maintenance worker. The Water Distribution System includes approximately 30 miles of main transmission line. The current city policy includes approximately 1,100 feet of new line replacement per year. The areas to be replaced first are determined by the number of leaks the city crew has repaired in the past five-year period, the size of the existing line and the number of users on the main. Cut Bank is currently replacing the main line with C-900 PVC pipe in sizes not smaller than needed in the area to be fed and no smaller than six inches in diameter. The current water rates are based on usage, with the minimum residential usage being 300 cubic feet, and the overage billed per hundred cubic feet. Irrigation rates are in effect April 15th through September 15th of each year.
The Water Treatment System for Cut Bank includes a Water Treatment Plant located west of Cut Bank where three full-time employees work daily to meet the demand of the city. The plant treats about 400,000 gallons of water in the fall and winter months and up to 2,500,000 gallons at peak demand in the warm dry summer months. Water is pulled from Cut Bank Creek for all of the city’s needs and is currently the only source of supply for the city. The city is currently working on an off-stream storage reservoir that will hold 91 acre feet of water, to eliminate the need to restrict water usage in the dry years and meet the demand for future expansion of the city.