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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Density regulations become advisory in Lake County Density regulations become advisory in Lake County

POLSON – A document regulating development in rural Lake County for more than a dozen years will now be considered advisory with the rules no longer set in stone. “This won’t be as good as some think or as bad as others believe it will be,” Commissioner Dave Stipe said. Lake County Co...

Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election Lake County Sheriff candidates answer questions before election

LAKE COUNTY – Two Republicans are currently campaigning for the title of Lake County Sheriff and Coroner in the June 5 Primary Election, and the candidates – David Coffman and Don Bell – separately answered a few questions last week.  Where are you from? Incumbent Sheriff Bell is ...

Planning board votes to keep density map, regulations Planning board votes to keep density map, regulations

 POLSON – The Lake County Planning Board, tasked with giving the county’s governing body recommendations, voted on their official opinion concerning the Density Map and Regulations during a meeting on Wednesday, April 11. The DMRs are currently used to guide growth and development for rur...

Detention Center demands to be reduced

Lake County has been chosen to participate in a pilot project aimed at reducing the demand on detention centers while ensuring criminal defendants make their court appearances. Lake County Chief Deputy Attorney James Lapotka says the 2017 Legislature established an evidence-based risk assessment program for ...

Briefs for April 11, 2018

Planning board continues review tonight News from Land Solutions, LLC POLSON — The Lake County Planning Board will continue its review of the proposed 2018 Lake County Growth Policy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the large conference room of the Lake County Courthouse. The Planning Boar...

Commission approves schedule of fees for Polson parks

POLSON – Starting this summer, the Polson Parks and Recreation Department will collect fees for special use of city parks. Last week the City Commission approved the proposed schedule of fees for the Parks and Recreation Department for the 2018 season. This will be the first year that fees are requi...

Commissioner-proposed road levy will be on June ballot

News from Lake County Commissioners When voters in Lake County cast their votes in the June primary election they will have the opportunity to weigh in on a road levy that the Lake County Commissioners decided to put on the ballot. If approved, the levy would raise about $400,000 over two years to purch...

Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations Commissioners begin process to repeal development regulations

LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Density Map and Regulations are one step closer to being used as advisory documents in growth planning instead of being regulatory in the county. The documents impact land use decisions for private property.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolutio...

Public hearings scheduled for county growth policy

LAKE COUNTY — Draft 3 of the Lake County Growth Policy rewrite is now available for review on the project website: https://www.planlakecounty.com/ Please look for the link to draft three under the documents section. Public comments sent to Lake County about density over the past month also have a link ...

Polson commission passes development code amendments, discusses potential economic impacts

A vote on amendments to subdivision regulations spurred conversation about economic development at last week’s Polson City Commission meeting.  Amendments to the 2016 Polson Development Code were necessary for compliance with bills passed during the 2017 Montana state legislative session. The C...


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