Public/Legal Notices

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  
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.
Request for Catering Bids for Courthouse Christmas Party: Madison County will be accepting bid proposals to prepare and serve a holiday meal for the County Employees’ Christmas party, for approximately 85-100 people, to be held on December 28, 2018, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Typical menu items include a meat entrée with an optional poultry or fish item also being offered. Potato, vegetable, salad, bread, and dessert should also be included with the price of the meal. The Caterer also provides plates, napkins, and utensils. Please contact the Commissioners’ office at 406-843-4277 or email at if you have questions. Please submit completed bids to the Madison County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, Montana, 59755, by 1:00 p.m. on December 11, 2018.  
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The Madison County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room of the Administrative Office Building in Virginia City, Montana, to receive public comment on a petition requesting to close a road in Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 2 West, as it crosses Sitz Angus Ranch. Copies of the petition are available for public review and comment at the Madison County Commissioners’ Office. Comments on the proposal are welcome. Written public comments may be submitted or delivered to the Madison County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755; faxed to (406) 843-5517; or emailed to Written comments must be received by close of the December 18, 2018, public hearing.  
The Madison County Board of Commissioners will not be holding their regular Commission meeting on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 or on January 1, 2019. However, they will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The next regular meeting following these dates will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  
ADVISORY BOARD VACANCIES: The Board of Commissioners has one vacancy on the Airport Board, one vacancy on the Mental Health Local Advisory Council, one vacancy on the Planning Board representing the Madison Valley/South Madison Area, and one vacancy for a school representative on the Public Health Board. If you are interested in filling any of these vacancies, please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 406-843-4277, or by email at PDF application forms can be found on the county website at Please return completed applications to: Madison County Commissioners’ Office P.O. Box 278 Virginia City, MT 59755