Our
Projects

Winter Schedule     

     We plan in the winter months from late September through March. Project work is done in April, May, June, and late September. July and August are vacation months. 

     The City Council Room is generally available for meetings on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday of each month. Smaller groups meet at Montana High Espresso or at Bickenheuser's home in the Garden Room. Check the agenda for time and place.

     Note: Charles Bickenheuser buys the espresso at Linda's or makes espresso when we meet in the Garden Room. 

Winter 2022-2023 Planning 

Planes Water Management

In the summer the town pumps five times as much water as in the winter. To avoid running out of water or having a one-size-fits-all summer water schedule, we can voluntary use better plant and flower choices, and better watering plans, to have our yards and gardens stay green and beautiful in summer.

Neighbourhood Visioning Conversations 

     Neighbourhood focus groups are a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.

     We will be using the Community Heart & Soul model. This model was developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with over 100 small cities and towns across America, Community Heart & Soul is a proven process for engaging a community in shaping its future. Read more

The First Annual September Sweep — Plains Clean-Up Days, Friday & Saturday, 29-30 September 2023, with a street dance on Saturday. 

     The Town of Plains September Sweep is a two-day, community-wide beautification event and street dance for our town. The September Sweep will be an annual event. 

Our
Projects

     We plan in the winter months from late September through March. Project work is done in April, May, June, and late September. July and August are vacation months. 

     The City Council Room is generally available for meetings on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday of each month. Smaller groups meet at Montana High Espresso or at Bickenheuser's home in the Garden Room. Check the agenda for time and place.

     Note: Charles Bickenheuser buys the espresso at Linda's or makes espresso when we meet in the Garden Room. 

Three planning areas are summarized on this page

Planes Water Management

In the summer the town pumps five times as much water as in the winter. To avoid running out of water or having a one-size-fits-all summer water schedule, we can use better plant and flower choices, and better watering plans, to have our yards and gardens stay green and beautiful in summer.

The Community Heart & Soul Neighbourhood Visioning Conversations 

     The Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it.

     Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with over 100 small cities and towns across America, Community Heart & Soul is a proven process for engaging a community in shaping its future. Read more

The September Sweep — Plains Yard Sale and Beautification Days (Friday & Saturday, 29-30 September 2023) 

     The Town of Plains September Sweep is a two-day, community-wide yard sale and beautification event for our town. The September Sweep will be an annual event.