Lake County is currently working on an update to the Lakeshore Protection Regulations.
Thank you to those who attended the previous Planning Board meetings to discuss upcoming amendments and updates to the Lake County Lakeshore Protection Regulations.
Please notice the following upcoming public meetings:
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10:00 am, the Board of Lake County Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the Office of the Lake County Commissioners, Room 211 of the Lake County Courthouse on the following item:
LAKESHORE PROTECTION REGULATIONS AMENDMENT
On October 13, 2021, the Lake County Planning Board held a public hearing to review proposed amendments to the Lake County Lakeshore Protection Regulations. The proposed amendments include updates to Sections 1, 3, and 4 dealing with general provisions, general procedures, and review procedures. The proposed amendments apply to all lakes under Lake County’s jurisdiction. The Planning Board recommended that the Board of Commissioners could adopt the amendments. The current regulations and the proposed amendments to the lakeshore protection regulations are available from the Lake County Planning Department.
The Board of Lake County Commissioners will review the Planning Board’s recommendation and the proposed amendments for conformance with the criteria for issuance of a permit found in 75-7-207, MCA, make any revisions or amendments determined necessary, and may pass a resolution of intention to adopt the amendments. All written and verbal comments are welcome and will be forwarded to the board for their consideration. Please contact the Lake County Commissioner’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or at (406) 883-7204 about attending the meeting virtually.
The Lake County Planning Board will hold a public meeting Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm in the large conference room (Room 316) of the Lake County Courthouse. The options for attendance are through ZOOM* or in person Agenda items include:
LAKESHORE PROTECTION REGULATIONS WORK SESSION
The Planning Board will hold a work session regarding updates to the Lake County Lakeshore Protection Regulations. The Planning Board begin discussing Section 5, dealing with the criteria for issuance of a permit, as well as, continue discussing definitions in Section 2. The current lakeshore protection regulations can be provided by the Lake County Planning Department or found on the Planning Department’s webpage. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the process.
On January 12, 2021, the Lake County Planning Department met with the County Commissioners to discuss planning priorities for 2021. While it was acknowledged that there are many items that need an update, the County Commissioners requested that an update to the Lakeshore Protection Regulations would be the priority in 2021. As a result, at the Planning Board meeting on February 10th, 2021, the Lake County Planning Department and Lake County Planning Board began discussing how to accomplish the requested update to the Lakeshore Protection Regulations.
The Planning Board has discussed the Lakeshore Protection Regulations at various meetings in 2021 and will meet again to discuss select amendments being proposed at the upcoming meeting.
If you would like to provide comments, please use the following contact information:
Information regarding the agenda items is available from the Lake County Planning Dept, Rm 315 of the Lake County Courthouse. All written and verbal comments are welcome and will be forwarded to the Board for their consideration. Comments may be mailed to Lake County Planning Dept, 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860 or faxed: 406-883-7205 or e-mailed: firstname.lastname@example.org
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