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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Board to update Ronan Airport master plan Board to update Ronan Airport master plan

RONAN — Ronan Airport has been awarded a $202,642 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for updating the existing airport master plan study to show current and future needs of the airport.  Rick Newman, Chairman of the Airport Board that includes Polson and St. Ignatius airports, stres...

Emergency dispatch team soon under new management Emergency dispatch team soon under new management

POLSON — Lake County 911 Dispatch service is still going to answer calls for help and notify the appropriate emergency team whether it’s the fire department, police or ambulance — although the way dispatch is managed is changing.  On Tuesday, April 12, Lake County Commissioners unan...

Ronan Police Chief supports dispatch separation Ronan Police Chief supports dispatch separation

RONAN – Ronan City Council members are undecided about supporting or not supporting the separation of the 911 dispatch service from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.  “I would like to hear from the public,” said Councilmember Cal Hardy during the March 21 meeting. The counc...

Council invites public officials to discuss dispatch Council invites public officials to discuss dispatch

RONAN – Two county officials respectively agreed to disagree at the Ronan City Council meeting on Monday, March 7. The issue concerned separating the Lake County Dispatch service from the sheriff’s office, where it is currently operated, and making it a separate entity governed by a 911 Commit...

Big Arm citizen group following Polson Rural Fire Board closely

POLSON — Fiscal oversight and board procedure emerged as a theme at the March 9 Polson Rural Fire Board meeting, among other quietly contentious issues. Concerned Big Arm citizens continue to question the board, as months of dissent between the entities remains present.  The evening began with ...

Commissioners vote in favor of keeping, reviewing density map

POLSON — Citizens of Lake County made their voices heard through Democratic channels, and the County Commissioners listened. On March 2 a vote over a controversial motion to repeal the county’s density map was up for consideration. The Commissioners voted 2-1 to keep the map and review it further...

Right to videotape challenged at meeting

PABLO — A scuffle occurred just prior to the start of a meeting of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes on Feb. 16. Lake County Commissioners were invited to the Council Chambers to discuss the tribes’ proposed Memorandum Of Understanding regarding the density map, according to Ann Brow...

Density map Decision

    POLSON – Lake County Commissioners will make a decision concerning the density map on March 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioner’s office. The meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 18.      

Density hearing well attended, more comments sought Density hearing well attended, more comments sought

A Lake County courthouse room was packed with residents eager to voice their opinion on land rights and future development on Jan. 20.  A public hearing was held that sought input from land and business owners, natural resource conservationists, and every day residents, as the Lake County Commissioners ...

Public input sought for 911 service management Public input sought for 911 service management

LAKE COUNTY – A big question is being asked around the county: should the 911 emergency service separate from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office? In Lake County, the sheriff is tasked with making the final decision on policy regarding the system that dispatches emergency responders from many age...


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