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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

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...

McDonald announces county commissioner candidacy

News from McDonald for Commissioner  LAKE COUNTY – Polson School Board Chair Caroline McDonald filed to run for Lake County commissioner on Feb. 22.  McDonald is hoping to use her proven track record of collaboration and results oriented problem solving to bring a fresh voice to count...

Commissioner to discuss jail, courthouse

POLSON — County Commissioner Bill Barron will speak at the Pachyderm meeting on March 23 about the possibility of a private party building the jail on private property to meet federal, state, county, and ACLU specifications. He will discuss expansion of the courthouse on the westside and other possibil...

Polson approves application to access TIF funds

POLSON — The Polson Commission last week approved an application that locals can use to apply for Tax Increment Financing. TIF funds are provided by a tax on properties in the city and are typically used to renovate or renew blighted areas.  City officials said several people have expressed ...

Lake County Density Map discussed, public hearing set for March 13 Lake County Density Map discussed, public hearing set for March 13

POLSON — It may not have been a sweet deal, but the Lake County Planning Board and 15 community members met the evening of Feb. 14 during a snowstorm.  The Planning Board — which is in the process of writing a new growth policy to update one approved in 2003 — took public comment on...

Planning board to hold growth policy session

News from the Lake County Planning Board POLSON — Thank you to everyone who reviewed the second draft rewrite of the Lake County Growth Policy and have otherwise participated to date. The second draft was reviewed by the Lake County Planning Board and Polson City-County Planning Board at public he...

CSKT land use planner shares concerns over density map repeal CSKT land use planner shares concerns over density map repeal

PABLO — The Flathead Indian Reservation’s planning director is concerned about the Lake County commissioners’ plan to make the density map advisory rather than regulatory.  Commissioners have said they plan to repeal the map and make it advisory as part of an updated growth policy.&...

Lake County bans e-cigarettes in public buildings

POLSON — Lake County is the sixth county in the state to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. It is now unlawful to smoke e-cigarettes in a place of work or an enclosed public space or within 25 feet of such a building.  Lake County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolu...

County commissioners opt to make density map advisory, not regulatory

POLSON — Lake County is undergoing the process of repealing its density map and then approving it for use as an advisory document, county commissioners said last week. County Planning Director Jacob Feistner said the goal is to repeal the 2005 document — which is a standalone document used for...

Election filing season begins

POLSON — The election filing season for various local offices has begun.  Lake County elections official Katie Harding said that numerous seats are open on governing boards of 10 fire districts, the Flathead, Jocko and Mission irrigation districts, eight water and sewer districts and the Greate...


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