Current Job Openings
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On or before 5:00 p.m., January 27, 2017, the City of Red Lodge will accept qualification statements from interested attorneys or law firms for services related to providing a full range of prosecutorial and civil services to the City.
Interested persons or firms should submit three (3) paper copies, along with one (1) electronic copy, of their Statement of Qualifications to:
City Clerk, Loni Hanson
1 Platt Avenue South
PO Box 9
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Further information on this request may be obtained by contacting Mayor Mike Schoenike, 406-425-0021, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: The selection of an attorney or law firm to provide the described scope of services will not be made on cost alone, but may be made based upon the consideration of qualifications and other factors deemed applicable to successfully performing the duties noted herein.
The City desires to negotiate a two (2) year contract with the person or firm selected to provide a full range of prosecutorial and civil services; in order to both prosecute misdemeanor cases, as well as myriad civil matters ordinarily germane to the day-to-day operations of a Montana local government.
Historically, the City has generally expended no more than $70,000 annually for its legal services. The City is prepared to compensate the successful candidate, based upon their qualifications, up to a similar amount which is to be included as part of the contract negotiations; likewise, costs of ordinary and incidental expenses, as well as any District Court fees will be provided. In addition to said annual compensation, the City shall furnish an office located in City Hall, with all necessary and applicable services and utilities.
Applications & Forms
OVERVIEW: A building permit is generally required for all new construction, remodel work, and demolition in the City of Red Lodge; please contact the City Building Inspector (see contact info below) for more information.
Quoting from the International Building Code (IBC), Section 105.1– Permits required: “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure; or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the City Building Inspector and obtain a permit.”
All permits must be in compliance with the Red Lodge Municipal Code, the International Building Code (IBC) for non-residential buildings and International Residential Code (IRC) for residential buildings, and all applicable Federal and State requirements.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicant fills out the Building Permit application and submits two sets of building plans, including a plot plan to the City Building Inspector (all plans shall be submitted to the City on 11”x17” or 24”x36” sized paper, unless otherwise approved.) The plans shall clearly identify the proposed setback and building height. The City Building Inspector reviews the plans to determine if further documentation such as a recorded Certificate of Survey or Plat, or other forms of engineering / surveying is required; additional fire inspection review is required; and that all design and setback requirements are met. The City Building Inspector issues a permit upon determining the plans are in compliance with all applicable requirements.
Building Setbacks: Whenever a proposed setback is less than 110% of the required setback, the applicant shall submit a drawing stamped by either a professional engineer or surveyor licensed in the State of Montana (prior to the Foundation Wall Inspection) which certifies that the required setbacks are met.
Building Height: Whenever a proposed building height is less than 110% of the required maximum height, the applicant shall submit a drawing stamped by either a professional engineer or surveyor licensed in the State of Montana (prior to the Roof Rafter Inspection) which certifies that the height of the building is at or below the maximum permitted height. FEES: Building Permit Fees are based upon Appendix “L” of the 2009 International Residential Code; as noted in City Ordinance #892. Prior to issuance of any Building Permit, all Public Works Impact Fees must be paid in full.
FEES: Building Permit Fees are based upon Appendix “L” of the 2009 International Residential Code; as noted in City Ordinance #892. Prior to issuance of any Building Permit, all Public Works (Water & Wastewater) Impact Fees must be paid in full (contact the Deputy City Clerk, Janie Michelcic, at 406.446.1606 ext. 121 for more information).
DOWNLOADS/LINKS: Please Call the Building Division at 406.446.0196.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tim Swansborough-at City Hall 1 S. Platt St, Red Lodge MT 59068. Office 406-446-0196 or Cell 406-425-1581
Building Inspector’s Availability:
Peak Construction Season: April 1st – October 31st
- Hours in the Office: Monday – Friday 8a.m. – 9a.m. and 11a.m. – Noon
- Field Inspections: Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 11a.m.
Off-Peak Construction Season: November 1st – March 31st (Subject to Availability and Change)
- Hours in the Office: Friday 8a.m. – 9a.m. and 11a.m. – Noon Field
- Inspections: Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 11a.m.
While our goal is excellence in customer service, due to the nature of field inspections, all above noted hours are approximate.
APPLICATION PROCESS: City Business Licenses are due on July 1st and are valid July 1st – June 30th.
FEES: All City Businesses – $50; All Utility Companies- $80; Additional fees: Beer and Wine $100 (in addition to the above $50); All Liquor $200 (in addition to the above $50)
Business License PDF
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please refer to Ordinance # 719 – City of Red Lodge , Montana , or call City Hall at 406-446-1606. Copies are available to view at City Hall.
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