Lake County, Montana

Planning

ATTENTION

To protect against the spread of COVID-19, public participation in Board of Adjustment and Planning Board meetings will be virtually through ZOOM. If you would like to join and observe and/or participate in the upcoming meetings, please contact the Planning Department at (406) 883-7235 or by email at planning@lakemt.gov for information on joining the meeting..

During this COVID-19 time, the Planning Department will process project-specific requests for additional information using the best means available and in the order received. Requests should be directed to the Planning Department at (406)-883-7235, or by email at: planning@lakemt.gov.

LEGAL NOTICE

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:30 pm, the Lake County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing. Public attendance will be through a virtual format via ZOOM. The hearing will include the following items:

REBER VARIANCE REQUEST

Delaney’s Landscape Center, on behalf of Bryant and Nonie Reber, is requesting a variance to allow for a privacy fence/trellis to exceed 6 feet in height within the 50-foot vegetative buffer of the Finley Point Zoning District, sub-unit D. If approved as requested, the variance would allow a fence/trellis, approx. 12 feet in height, to be constructed around the existing deck for the purpose of privacy screening. The +/-0.65-acre property is located off of North Finley Point Road, and is legally described as the north 75 feet of tract 2 of Sunrise Villa, as shown on COS (certificate of survey) 6947, located within section 18, T23N, R19W.

PICKETT CONDITIONAL USE REQUESTS

James Reum, on behalf of Wendell and Debra Pickett, is requesting two conditional use approvals to allow for impervious surface coverage greater than 25% and disturbance of more than 500 square feet of slopes greater than 25%. If approved, the conditional use would allow for residential structures attached by an enclosed breezeway with a detached garage, and a detached RV storage shed/shop. The +/-1.663-acre property is located off of Osprey Lane, and is legally described as tract 2 on COS 7205, located in section 21, T25N, R20W.

BARENTSEN CONDITONAL USE REQUEST
Christian Deon & Kara Barentsen are requesting a conditional use approval to allow a guest house with more than 1,000 square feet of living area within the Finley Point Zoning District, sub-unit E. The +/-3.7-acre property is located off of North Finley Point Road, and is legally described as tract A1 of COS 6294, located in section 20, T23N, R19W.

CLEVERDON CONDITIONAL USE REQUEST

Charles Watt, on behalf of Shellene Cleverdon, is requesting a conditional use approval to allow for impervious surface coverage greater than 25%. If approved, the conditional use would allow for construction of a residence with a detached garage, driveway, and walkways. The +/-0.43-acre property is located off of Majestic Court, and is legally described as lot 10 of Stone Wall Estates subdivision, Phase 2, located in section 31, T23N, R20W.

MALM CONDITIONAL USE REQUEST

Jeffrey Scott & Judith Ann Malm are requesting a conditional use approval to allow for impervious surface coverage greater than 25%. If approved, the conditional use would allow for construction of a residence with a detached garage, driveway, and walkways. The +/-0.629-acre property is located off of Majestic Court, and is legally described as lot 15 of Stone Wall Estates subdivision, Phase 2, located in section 31, T23N, R20W.

DE CONINCK CONDITIONAL USE AND VARIANCE REQUESTS

Dirk De Coninck is requesting conditional use approval for expansion of an existing business within the Finley Point Zoning District, Sub-Unit F – Finley Point Highway and a variance to the requirement that a recreational vehicle campground must be within 500 feet of the centerline of Highway 35. The requests are associated with adding additional RV spots to an existing recreational vehicle campground. The +/-9.25-acre property is located at 35103 MT Hwy 35 and is legally described as tract A on COS 5274, located in section 28 of T23N, R19W.

JARVIS VARIANCE REQUEST

James Jarvis is requesting a variance to the Finley Pont Zoning Regulations to allow for the expansion of a new garage and guest house structure within the side property line setback. The request is associated with an existing nonconforming garage which will be removed and replaced with a new garage and guest house structure within 50 feet of a county road rights-of-way and side property line setback. The structure was granted variance and conditional use approval in June 2020; however, the approved structure has been reconfigured and is proposed to be expanded within the side property line setback. The +/-0.37-acre property is located at 33807 E Thurston Lane and is legally described as a portion of lot 5, block 2 of Alson Villa Site, located in sections 19 & 20 of T23N, R19W, and further described on COS 5604.

Information regarding the agenda items is available from the Lake County Planning Dept. Written comments received by January 4, 2021 will be included in the staff report to the board. All written and verbal comments are welcome and will be forwarded to the board for their consideration. Comments received after January 4 will be provided to the board at the meeting, which may not provide sufficient time for review of the comment. Comments may be mailed to Lake County Planning Dept., 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860 or faxed to 406-883-7205 or e-mailed to: planning@lakemt.gov.

Please note: Due to safety measures in place related to concerns stemming from COVID-19, if you would like to attend the public hearing, please contact the Planning Department at the email above or at (406) 883-7235 prior to the meeting to receive instructions regarding how to attend the meeting virtually.

LEGAL NOTICE

The Lake County Planning Board will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Public attendance will be through a virtual format via ZOOM. Agenda items include:

AMENDED SUBDIVISION PLAT OF LOT 52, SWAN SITES NO. 1 VARIANCE REQUESTS

Carstens and Associates, on behalf of Nicholas & Summer Van Oort, are requesting variances to the applicable Lake County Subdivision Regulations for the 2-lot residential subdivision granted preliminary plat approval by the Board of Lake County Commissioners in December 2020. The preliminary plat approval requires the internal subdivision road that serves proposed lot 52B and adjacent lot 8-A outside of the subdivision to meet the design standards of the effective subdivision regulations or comply with the standards of any variances that may be granted. The applicant has requested variances to paving requirements, cul de sac requirements, minimum road width requirements, and minimum right-of-way width. The property is located at 12574 Trinkus Lane, Bigfork, MT 59911 and legally described as lot 52 of Swan Sites No. 1, located in section 11 of T26N, R19W.

Information regarding the agenda item is available from the Lake County Planning Dept. Written comments received by January 4, 2021 will be included in the board packets. All written and verbal comments are welcome and will be forwarded to the board for their consideration. Comments received after January 4 will be provided to the board at the meeting, which may not provide sufficient time for review of the comment. Public comments regarding water and/or sewer proposals for subdivisions are encouraged to be submitted in writing. Comments may be mailed to Lake County Planning Dept, 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860 or faxed: 406-883-7205 or e-mailed to: planning@lakemt.gov.

Please note: Due to safety measures in place related to concerns stemming from COVID-19, if you would like to attend the public hearing, please contact the Planning Department at the email above or at (406) 883-7235 prior to the meeting to receive instructions regarding how to attend the meeting virtually.

LEGAL NOTICE

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 3:30 pm, the Lake County Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing. Public attendance will be through a virtual format via ZOOM. The hearing will include the following items:

PARGOT FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION

William Buxton, on behalf of Scott and Terri Pargot, has applied for a floodplain development permit for the removal of 17.8 cubic yards of existing fill and the placement of 5.9 cubic yards of concrete and 11.9 cubic yards of gravel. The fill will be placed along a +/- 160-foot portion of shoreline within the 100-year floodplain of Flathead Lake. The fill consisting of gravel and soils will be vegetated upon completion. The subject property is located at 15967 Edgewater Lane, Bigfork, and is legally described as lot 1 of Weberg Tracts, a subdivision located in section 32 of T26N, R19, also described as parcel A on COS 5260.

MORTON FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION

William Buxton, on behalf of Jack Morton et al., has applied for an after-the-fact floodplain development permit for removal and reconstruction of a bridge which included removal and replacement of 3.3 cubic yards of logs and wood and other required bridge material. A portion of the application is not after-the-fact and includes the proposed placement of 9.3 cubic yards of riprap to be placed along the toe of the bridge for structural support. The subject property is located at 13479 Sunburst Drive, Bigfork, and is legally described as lot 129A of the amended plat of lots 129, 130, and 131 of Swan Sites No. 1 & the Isle of Folly, located within section 14, T26N, R19W.

Information regarding the proposal is available at the Lake County Planning Dept. All written and verbal comments are welcome and will be considered. The deadline to submit comments is January 22, 2021. Comments may be mailed to: Lake County Planning Dept., 106 Fourth Ave East, Polson, MT 59860, or faxed: 406-883-7205, or e-mailed to: planning@lakemt.gov.



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