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BLUAC Meeting

December 29, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Agenda for Thursday, December 29, 2022

4:00 PM Bethany Lutheran Church – Downstairs

8559 Highway 35, Bigfork, Montana 59911

  • Call to Order
  • Adoption of Agenda
  • Review and approval of draft minutes dated December 1, 2022
  • Administrator’s report and announcements:
  1. Sign-in sheet with e-mail address. Approved minutes and documents are posted on the County website: Click on tab Planning and Zoning/Meetings and Boards/Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee.
  • Public Comment:
  • Application:

FCU-22-14 A request from Charles & Geraldine Sunderlin for a Conditional Use Permit for a ‘Home Occupation’ to allow for a gunsmith business on property located at 181 Black Bear Lane, Bigfork, MT.  The property is located within the Echo Lake Zoning District and is zoned SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural).  The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 7.82 acres

The Committee will forward a recommendation following the discussion of the item listed above.  The zoning variance application will be reviewed by the Flathead County Board of Adjustment on January 3, 2023.

  • Old Business:

BLUAC Bylaw status update.

Bigfork Outdoor Recreation Alliance update.

  • New Business:

Julie Spencer of BFWD is available to respond to the topic about sewer capacity issues, their effects on subdivision approvals, and if capacity will be increased any time soon.

Update on results of the 12/13/22 Commissioners meeting on Road Abandonment No. 520, a portion of Electric Avenue in Bigfork.

IX       Adjourn

Information and documents pertaining to the above requests are on file in the Flathead County Planning & Zoning Office, 40 11th Street West, Ste 220, Kalispell, MT 59901, and may be reviewed during regular office hours, or you may call (406) 751-8200 for more information. Some documents may be posted and found at These items are posted as they become available.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Flathead County Planning & Zoning Office at 406-751-8200 or TTY, 1-800-335-7592, or call Montana Relay at 711. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


December 29, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bethany Lutheran Church
8559 Montana 35
Bigfork, MT 59911 United States
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