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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Commissioners

Aber Day Reunion headed back to Polson, commissioner says Aber Day Reunion headed back to Polson, commissioner says

POLSON – Polson should be hosting the Aber Day Reunion concert for one more year.  That’s the word from Lake County Commissioner Bill Barron, who spoke to the Lake County Pachyderm Club on Friday about the Aug. 12 Aber Day Reunion. He talked about the permanent stage that was built on ...

Decreased rainfall cause of ‘drought disaster’ declaration for Flathead Reservation Decreased rainfall cause of ‘drought disaster’ declaration for Flathead Reservation

  A lack of rain caused more problems besides wildfires for Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation this summer, and the season isn’t over.  According to the United States Drought Monitor, “below average” rates of rainfall created the drought. The monitor is used as ...

County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area County approves rezoning for Gray’s Acres area

POLSON – Some residents of Gray’s Acres were pleased following a decision by the Lake County commissioners last week. Ben Anciaux, who lives in the neighborhood affected by the change, filed an application on April 7 to rezone from medium to low-density residential the area between Eleventh an...

Gerrity new Lake County treasurer Gerrity new Lake County treasurer

POLSON – Lake County has a new treasurer.  Tammy Gerrity took over for Patti Duford-Kugler on Aug. 1.  Duford-Kugler retired after 12 years in the position and 30 years with the county. Her last day was July 31.  Gerrity was sworn in by County Commissioner Gale Decker after she ...

Polson city commission considers new public safety building

POLSON – A new public safety building may be in Polson’s future. The city commission began considering that topic with a work session on Monday, June 26. The current city hall is housed in a former grocery store and space is tight.  Any new public safety building would house the city&r...

Loss of Kerr Dam results in property tax increases, complaints, officials say

POLSON – Lake County residents have seen an average increase of 8 percent or so in their property tax bills during Fiscal Year 2016-17, primarily due to the removal of the former Kerr Dam from the county’s property tax rolls. That’s the word from county finance director Scott Beggs. This...

Governor’s rep: tribes’ gas tax agreement legal

POLSON — The governor’s office has responded to questions raised about the gas tax on the Flathead Indian Reservation, and may help erase doubt as to the legality of a compact between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the state. In a March 29 letter to Gov. Steve Bullock, county ...

Public Law 280 exit revision passes Legislature Public Law 280 exit revision passes Legislature

POLSON — A bill that would speed up the process if the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes request to withdraw from Public Law 280 has passed both houses of the state Legislature.  SB 310 passed the Senate 35-15 and the House 53-47. It now heads to Gov. Steve Bullock for a signature or veto...

County seeks bids for drone services

POLSON – Lake County will soon request bids for drone services. The county commissioners announced that they would seek the bids following a hearing on April 12. Commissioner Bill Barron said the county could use drones for search and rescue operations, which it has used a private contractor for ...

Commissioners approve mail-in ballot, pending Legislature’s decision

POLSON — In anticipation that the state Legislature may allow counties to have mail-in ballots for the May 25 special election to fill the seat of former U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, the Lake County commissioners last week approved a resolution adopting such a balloting process. The vote was 2-0 with Gale ...


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