Government

Mayor's Office

Valier is municipality organized under the general government powers act as a Commission-executive form of government, also known as the mayor-council form. It consists of an elected commission (often referred to as a council) and one elected executive (who may be referred to as the mayor) elected at large. Valier does not have a charter.

Fax: (406) 279-3428

E-mail: valiermayor@townofvalier.com

Address: PO Box 512

     Valier, MT 59486

 

The duties of the mayor are to:

  • enforce laws, ordinances, and resolutions

  • perform duties required by law, ordinance, or resolution

  • administer affairs of the local government

  • carry out policies established by the council

  • recommend measures to the council

  • report to the council on the affairs and financial condition of the local government

  • execute bonds, notes, contracts and written obligations of the council, subject to the approval of the council

  • report to the council as the council may require

  • attend council meetings and may take part in discussions

  • execute the budget adopted by the council

  • appoint, with the consent of the council, all members of boards, except the mayor may appoint without the consent of the council temporary advisory committees established by the mayor

 

Clerk/Treasurer/Deputy Clerk

The Finance Department:

The town’s Clerk/Treasurer and Deputy Clerk are responsible for the administration and coordination of the financial accounting, debt issuance, purchasing, treasury, information services, and public records.  The Department’s operations are guided by Federal, State, and local laws. The Department also works with the State Auditor’s Office on compliance and control issues. Additionally, they work closely with the Mayor and are responsible for administering the town’s budget, annual reporting, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, bond administration, insurance, grant administration, banking and investments, records retention, and Town Council document preparations. They also manage the Town of Valier website and perform miscellaneous office duties.

 

 The Clerk/Treasurer and Deputy Clerk are also responsible for reading utility meters, the utility billing, business license processing, Town Council meeting preparations, and other miscellaneous support functions.

Jackie Sheble has served as the Clerk/Treasurer since 2004 and both she and the Deputy Clerk can be reached between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday at the Town Offices, 514 Montana Street.

By Phone: (406) 279-3721By E-mail: Valier@townofvalier.com

 

Public Works Department

Public Works has two full time employees who work to help make Valier a safe and healthy place to live. It is the goal of the Public Works Department to sustain a high quality of life through the administration and management of:

  • water resources use, management, maintenance and testing

  • sewer collection system/lagoon management, maintenance and testing 

  • project administration

  • management and maintenance of the roadwaysystems and traffic control systems

  • project design review, construction and management

  • vehicle/equipment maintenance and repair

  • parks management, maintenance

  • Lake Frances Rec Area management and maintenance

 

Leo Malinak and Josh Clifford can be reached at 406-279-3361

 

Snow Plow Policy:

  • Priority One: Bus Barn and emergency snow routes. These streets provide a network throughout Valier for emergency services operations.

  • Priority Two: Major Arterials. High volume streets with particular attention to schools and businesses.

  • Priority Three: Selected Collector Streets. These streets include collector streets necessary to provide access to major arterials.

  • Non-Priority: Most residential streets and others not mentioned above. After clearing of other priorities, special requests as manpower and equipment are available.

Please note that Highway 44 and Montana Street north of Teton Avenue are maintained by the State of Montana Highway Department.

 

If you are aware of a traffic sign that is missing or damaged, please call (406) 279-3361, or email Public Works at publicworks@townofvalier.com. Traffic signs will be replaced during the spring/summer season.

 

Street maintenance including alley grading, striping, street sweeping and repairs are performed routinely. Potholes will show up on our streets, especially after a rain or during spring thaw. For street maintenance questions or to report a street problem or pothole repair: Contact (406) 279-3361 during regular business hours.

 

 

Town Attorney

The Town of Valier contracts with an Attorney to help ensure that the Town has legal representation for Town Council meetings, actions and development of oirdinances, resolutions and special contracts.  For more information about the Town attorney you may contact the Clerk/Treasurer at (406) 279-3721.

 

Boards/Commissions

Conservation District Representative:

  • Open

 

NMJRDD Board Member:

  • Jackie Sheble

 

Tree Board:

  • McKenzie Graye

  • Velda Loch

  • Leo Malinak

  • Fred Trafalet

 

Zoning Board:

  • Ed Caball

  • Louie DeBoo

  • Leo Malinak

  • Troy VandenBos

  • Dave Widhalm

  • Steve Nelson

 

Park and Recreation Board:

  • Jill Espeseth

  • Tresha Holden

  • Ken Offerdahl

  • Jessie Wunderlich

  • Open position

 

Planning Board:

  • Cathy Brandvold

  • Renee Gabbard

  • Leo Malinak

  • McKenzie Graye

  • Judy King

  • Open position

Mayor Glenn Wunderlich

Mayor since January 2018

Term expires December 31, 2020

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Contact:

Phone: (406) 279-3721

Fax: (406) 279-3428

Email: valier@townofvalier.com

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