Public/Legal Notices

   
PUBLIC NOTICE: Minutes of the Madison County Board of Commissioners’ meetings for the period beginning January 1, 2019, and ending on January 31, 2019, are now available for public review in the office of the Clerk and Recorder at the Madison County Administrative Office Building in Virginia City, MT. Individual requests for personal copies of these minutes, or any previous minutes, will be accepted by the Clerk and Recorder in her office. Approved minutes can also be viewed on the Madison County website at www.madisoncountymt.gov . Signed this 8th day of February, 2019.  
   
MADISON COUNTY PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 
The Madison County Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm in the public meeting room of the Madison County Administrative Office Building, 103 W Wallace, Virginia City, Montana.
The public hearing is to receive comment on the renewal of the Spanish Peaks Overall Development Plan. Spanish Peaks Resort is a 3,530 acre development that spans the Gallatin and Madison County line in Big Sky, Montana. The proposed plan involves developing 290 dwellings in the 1,050 acres within Madison County, of which 92 have been previously approved. The 1,050 acres within Madison County lies east of Andesite Ridge between the South Fork and the West Fork of the Gallatin River in Sections 31and 32, T6S, R3E, P.M.M., Madison County, Montana.
Written comments should be received by 3:00 p.m. on February 25, 2019, and may be sent to the Madison County Planning Board by: Mail to P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, Montana, 59755; Fax to (406) 843-5229; or E-mail to planning@madisoncountymt.gov. Oral or written comments may also be given at the public hearing.
The Overall Development Plan and supplemental information pertaining to this proposed subdivision is available for review at:
• Madison County Planning Office, 103 W. Wallace, Virginia City;
• Madison Valley Public Library, 210 E. Main Street, Ennis;
• Big Sky Fire Department, Station 1, 650 Rainbow Trout Run, Big Sky
Call (406) 843-5250 for more information.
Darlene Tussing, President, Madison County Planning Board
 
   
MADISON COUNTY PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
GROWTH POLICY REVISION – BIG SKY MASTER TRAILS PLAN
The Madison County Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm in the public meeting room of the Madison County Administrative Office Building, 103 W Wallace, Virginia City, Montana.
The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comment on amending the Madison County Growth Policy to adopt by reference the BSCO Big Sky Master Trails Plan.
Written comments should be received by 3:00 p.m. on January 28, 2019, and may be sent to the Madison County Planning Board by: Mail to P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, Montana, 59755; Fax to (406) 843-5229; or E-mail to planning@madisoncountymt.gov. Oral or written comments may also be given at the public hearing.
Copies of the Big Sky Master Trails Plan is available for review at:
• Madison County Administration Building in the Commissioners’ Office, Planning Office and Clerk & Recorders Office, 103 W. Wallace, Virginia City;
• Thompson-Hickman County Library (217 Idaho Street, Virginia City);
• Madison Valley Library (210 East Main Street, Ennis);
• Big Sky Community Organization (32 Town Center Avenue, Unit B1, Big Sky);
• Madison County website (www.madisoncountymt.gov)
Call (406) 843-5250 for more information.
John Fountain, President, Madison County Planning Board
 
   
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The Madison County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 12:00 PM in the conference room at the Madison Valley Manor in Ennis to obtain public comments regarding a Preliminary Architectural Report and an application for funding to the Montana Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block Grant Program to fund Phase 2 of the Manor renovation project. At the public hearing, representatives of SMA Architects and Great West Engineering will explain the proposed project, including the need and purpose, activities, budget, sources of funding, and any costs that may result for local citizens because of the project. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to ask questions and to express their opinions. Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing by the end of the public hearing. Madison County will make reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in this public hearing. Persons needing an accommodation must notify the Madison County Commissioners at (406) 843-4277 no later than February 22, 2019, to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements. You may also write to the Madison County Commissioners at P.O. Box 278 Virginia City, MT 59755-0278 or via email at madco@madisoncountymt.gov to make your request known. Madison County Commissioners Ronald E. Nye, Chair James P. Hart, Member Dan W. Allhands, Member  
   
NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCIES: The Madison County Board of Commissioners has one vacancy on the Library Board; one vacancy on the Harrison Rural Fire District Board; one vacancy on the Sheridan Rural Fire District Board; one vacancy on the Compensation Board; one vacancy on the Housing Advisory Board representing the Sheridan or Twin Bridges areas; one vacancy on the Twin Bridges Mosquito District Board; two vacancies on the Planning Board, one representing the Town of Sheridan and one representing the Twin Bridges Area; two vacancies on the Public Health Board, one as a school representative and one representing the Twin Bridges and Harrison/Pony/Norris Area; one vacancy on the Tax Appeal Board and one vacancy for a Substitute Member on the Tax Appeal Board; one vacancy on the Weed Board; and one vacancy on the Madison Valley Cemetery District Board. If you are interested in filling any of these vacancies, please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 406-843-4277, or by email at madco@madisoncountymt.gov. PDF application forms can be found on the county website at https://madisoncountymt.gov/DocumentCenter/View/833 Please return completed applications to: Madison County Commissioners’ Office P.O. Box 278 Virginia City, MT 59755  
   
NOTICE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT : REQUEST FOR FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 
The Madison County Floodplain Administrator has received a Floodplain Development Permit application request from Great West Engineering on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to replace the functionally obsolete Varney Bridge across the Madison River. The single lane, two-span bridge will be replaced with a new two-lane single-span bridge at the existing location. The proposed project includes removal of the existing bridge abutments and center pier, placement of new bridge abutments, bank armoring, and streambank stabilization to restore the banks following abutment removal. The Varney Fishing Access Site approach roadway will be relocated and one new approach culvert added to the Bennet Ditch overflow. The project is located on Varney Cutoff Road at the Madison River, approximately 8 miles south of Ennis and ¼ mile east of the Gravelly Range Road and Varney Cutoff Road (State Route 249) intersection, Sections 1 and 17, Township 7 S, Range 1 West.
A description of the proposed project is available for review at the Madison County Planning Office, 103 W. Wallace, Virginia City, MT 59755. Comments concerning the above request should be directed to the Madison County Floodplain Administrator via mail to P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 596755; by phone to (406) 843-5250; by fax to (406) 843-5229; or email to cfechter@madisoncountymt.gov.  
Comments will be received through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019. In the event of substantial comment or protest to the issuance of the permit, the Madison County Floodplain Administrator may hold a public hearing to determine whether the permit shall be issued.