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City adopts Downtown Master Plan after some argument

Mayor proclaims Boy Scout week


Last updated 2/7/2023 at 11:45am

Havre Daily News/Patrick Johnston

Hill County Boy Scouts of America troop members and leaders and Havre City Council and city officials pose for a photograph after Mayor Doug Kaercher declared this week Boy Scout Week for the city of Havre.

After some argument on the issue, Havre City Council voted to adopt the proposed Downtown Master Plan, a framework for revitalizing the city's downtown area encouraging economic growth, at a meeting Monday evening.

The plan, which lays out goals and methods for making a better downtown area includes things like increasing housing in the area, making the streets more walkable, beautifying the area and, most controversially, potentially reducing the width of First Street.

Master Plan Steering Committee Co-Chair Debbie Vandeberg presented the plan, saying it is not binding and adopting it wi...

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