This Monday at 2:00 pm, the Ravalli County Planning Board will be doing a walk-through of the Legacy Ranch Subdivision for which an amended application was recently re-submitted. This 500+ unit subdivision on 368 acres is located off the Eastside Highway between Porter Hill and Dry Gulch Roads between Stevensville and Florence. It is adjacent to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. All citizens interested in managing growth in our valley should attend this public meeting.
Here is the latest bill synopsis. The coming week includes hearings on the bad “regulatory taking bill” as well as the main bill dealing with the Subdivision for Lease or Rent issue. The exempt well debate will now move from the Senate Natural Resources Committee to the Senate Floor. MSGC will assist the many stakeholder groups working on a productive solution to this problem with the floor debate.
Good news from the past week includes the tabling of the anti-smart growth, anti-Agenda 21 resolution by the Senate Local Government Committee.
Legislators have just over a week to transmit most bills to the opposite chamber. This is why many of the land use bills that originated in the Senate have not been heard in the House yet.
Join the call at 11am on Monday for more info. The conference call number is 605-475-6230 passcode: 542-0539.
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MT Smart Growth Coalition 406-544-1093
Bitterrooters for Planning is a conservation-minded non-profit membership organization formed to provide members and residents of Ravalli County, Montana, with a forum and resources for education about the benefits of comprehensive land use planning for the natural and social environment of Ravalli County. For that cause, this organization will promote the tenets of land use planning in Ravalli County, Montana; offer assistance, advice, and suggestions to the political leadership of Ravalli County and other citizen groups and organizations by promoting better understanding of effectuate comprehensive land use policies; effect a Growth Policy and reasonable zoning in Ravalli County; and organize and unite the Bitterroot community of individuals dedicated to the protection of environmental, social and resource values necessary to maintain our Qualities of Life.