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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Commissioners amend controversial resolution Commissioners amend controversial resolution

RONAN — Just a week after meeting with around 250 disgruntled irrigators Aug. 30 at the Ronan Community Center, Lake County Commissioners convened last Wednesday to reconsider a controversial resolution that would have removed the county from the chore of collecting irrigation fees.  The resolu...

Commissioners take action to cease fee collection

News from Lake County Commissioner Gale Decker LAKE COUNTY — Mission Valley irrigators will notice a significant change in their tax statements beginning in tax year 2023. Fees for operation and maintenance of the three irrigation districts will no longer be collected by the County Treasurer and d...

Zoning meeting highlights short term rental concerns Zoning meeting highlights short term rental concerns

POLSON — No one disputed the fact that short-term vacation rentals are proliferating in Lake County at last week’s hearing in the overflowing county commission chamber. But most people in the room and on Zoom were not putting out the welcome mat – especially in the area under consideration ...

Lawsuit filed by Lake County against the state

LAKE COUNTY — This week a lawsuit was officially filed against the State of Montana by attorney Lance Jasper with the law firm Reep, Bell, and Jasper on behalf of Lake County for unfulfilled obligations of Public Law 280.  Public Law 280 was passed by legislation in 1963, whereby the State of M...

Polson City Commission tables casino decision Polson City Commission tables casino decision

POLSON — The four action items on the Polson City Commission agenda at last week’s meeting – including the proposed annexation of tribal lands for a proposed casino – were all punted down the road, mostly for lack of sufficient information.  The most controversial topic was th...

Tribes, county reach historic agreement

News from CSKT Public Affairs & Communications POLSON — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council and the Lake County Commission announced a historic agreement to reduce the financial impact on local taxpayers and improve the delivery of services in Lake County and on the Flathead Re...

Lake County to vote on marijuana tax

LAKE COUNTY — Recreational marijuana has been legal in Montana since January 1, and medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2004, but neither are taxed locally in Lake County. That could change on election day.  Voters will decide whether to impose a 3% local tax on the sale of recr...

Valley Views for Dec. 22, 2021

A three-member arbitration panel recently rendered decisions in favor of Lake County on two of the three issues contested in a lawsuit brought against the Montana Department of Revenue (MDOR), by the County related to the Temporary Tribal Tax Exemption (TTTE), a statute enacted in 2012. The statute provides ...

Dozens of prisoners file lawsuits for inadequate living conditions Dozens of prisoners file lawsuits for inadequate living conditions

News by Valley Journal Staff LAKE COUNTY — More than two dozen prisoners have filed lawsuits against various officials in the City of Polson and Lake County and the entities themselves in the past six months in regard to conditions at the Lake County Jail.  A judge in federal court in Miss...

Flathead Reservation Water Management Board holds first meeting Flathead Reservation Water Management Board holds first meeting

RONAN — Watching last week’s inaugural meeting of the Flathead Reservation Water Management Board was like watching an egg crack open after five years in a turbulent nest. The hatchling was predictably a little disoriented, but absolutely committed to finding its footing and moving forward. Th...


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