Public/Legal Notices

Request for Bids: The Madison County Board of Commissioners is accepting sealed bids, until Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., for the following items: 1-1995 Chevy Pick-up Vin #1GCGK29K9SE263876 • High mileage, 1-2013 Chevy Impala Vin # 2G1WS57MX91100031 • 161,000 miles • Front End Damage Due to hitting a Deer. Deliver bids to: Madison County, 103 W. Wallace, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755. Bids will be opened on July 31, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the regular Commission meeting in the Commissioners’ Conference Room of the Administrative Office Building in Virginia City, Montana. Pick-up can be inspected at the Harrison Road Shop, Harrison, MT. Impala can be inspected at the Madison County Administrative Office Building in Virginia City, Montana. If you have any questions or wish to schedule an inspection, please contact the Commissioner’s Office at 406-843-4277 or via email at Both vehicles are sold “as is”, no warranty or guarantees. Madison County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
NOTICE OF VACANCIES: The Board of Commissioners has two vacancies on the Madison County Mental Health Local Advisory Council, two vacancies on the Harrison Fire District Board, one vacancy on the Sheridan Fire District Board, two vacancies on the Twin Bridges Fire District Board, one vacancy on the Twin Bridges Mosquito District Board, and two vacancies 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 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
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Madison County Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm in the Moonlight Lodge, 66 Mountain Loop Road, Big Sky, Montana. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comment on the following:
​• The revised Moonlight Basin Overall Development Plan update proposal. The proposed plan spans approximately 8,000 acres of platted subdivision and un-platted tracts of land located in the upper Jack Creek drainage on the northern flank of Lone Mountain in Section 34, Township 5 South, Range 2 East; Sections 1-4, 9-12, 13-16, 22-24 & 26, Township 6 South, Range 2 East; Sections 7 & 18, Township 6 South, Range 3 East PMM. The revised proposal would maintain the development cap of 1,651 units;
​• The preliminary plat, site plan and variance request for Lower Ulery’s 3 Subdivision to subdivide 12.33 acres within a larger unplatted tract of land in the SE ¼ , Section 13, T6S, R2E, PM into 3 condominium lots and 1 road tract for 32 residential condominiums and 1 commercial unit, and a variance to allow 40’ instead of the required 60’ right-of-way for Treeline Springs Road. Located west of Jack Creek Road between Moonlight Trail and Boathouse Way in Moonlight Basin.

​Copies of the proposal are available for public 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.

​Written comments should be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, and may be sent to the Madison County Planning Board by: Mail to PO Box 278, Virginia City, Montana, 59755; Fax to (406) 843-5229; or E-mail to Oral or written comments may also be given at the public hearing.
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: The Madison County Tax Appeal Board will be in session from July 1 through December 31, 2018 for the business of hearing property valuation and classification appeals. Any taxpayer who disagrees with the appraised value or classification of his or her property may file an appeal with the Madison County Tax Appeal Board within 30 days of receipt of a Notice of Classification and Appraisal, or Notice to Change Valuation (assessment notice) established by the Montana Department of Revenue. Notices will be mailed in 2018 to property owners who have had a change in value after January 1, 2016, a change in ownership, or a change in classification. Appeal forms are available from Appeals must be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder who will notify the County Tax Appeal Board to schedule a hearing. For further information, contact: Laurie Buyan, Secretary 406-843-4277
Appealing Your Property’s Valuation: Property taxpayers who want to appeal the Department of Revenue’s valuation of their property must do so no later than 30 days after they receive a property assessment notice from the Department. Once a tax bill arrives, it is too late to appeal the valuation of the property. Appeals must be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder where the property is located. The Madison County Tax Appeal Board, a three-person board appointed by the County Commissioners, will hear all appeals between July 1 and December 31, 2018. Chairperson of the Madison County Board, Monty Simonsen, pointed out that “If you receive an assessment notice from the Department of Revenue that you disagree with, you must submit your appeal with the Clerk and Recorder within thirty days of the date on the notice.” Monty Simonsen also pointed out that taxpayers must pay their taxes under protest if their property valuation appeal is not resolved by the end of November; the date first-half property taxes are due. If the taxes are not paid under protest, it will not be possible to receive a refund if the appeal is decided in the taxpayer’s favor. The other members of the Madison County Tax Appeal Board are Paul Marsh and Don McCune. Questions about the Tax Appeal Board procedure may be directed to Laurie Buyan, the Secretary. General information about the tax appeal procedure is available on the Montana Tax Appeal Board website at
PUBLIC NOTICE: Madison County and the Town of Ennis, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby give notice of their intent to revise the flood hazard information, generally located along Moores Creek within the Town of Ennis. Specifically, the flood hazard information shall be revised along Moores Creek from a point approximately 650 feet downstream (north) of the outlet of the Main Street culvert to a point approximately 800 feet upstream (southwest) of MT Highway 287. As a result of the revision, the floodway shall widen and narrow, the 1% annual chance water-surface elevations shall increase and decrease, and the 1% annual chance floodplain shall widen and narrow within the area of revision. Maps and detailed analysis of the revision can be reviewed at the Ennis Town Hall at 328 West Main Street, Ennis, MT 59729. Interested persons may call Mr. Jonathan Weaver, Town of Ennis Floodplain Administrator, at (406) 449-8627 for additional information.