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June 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Agenda Thursday, June 27, 2019

4:00 PM Bethany Lutheran Church – Downstairs

8559 Highway 35, Bigfork, Montana 59911


I         Call to Order


II        Adoption of Agenda


III       Review and approval of draft minutes dated April 25, 2019


IV      Administrator’s report and announcements:


  1. Sign-in sheet with e-mail address. Draft minutes and documents are posted on the County website: flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning Click on: meeting information


V        Public Comment:


VI      Applications:

FZV-19-01 A request from Scott & Bernadette King for a variance to Section 3.16.040(3) & (4) of the Flathead County Zoning Regulations (FCZR), which state the minimum front yard setback in the RC-1 zoning is 20 feet and the maximum height for a principal structure is 35 feet. The applicant would like to reduce the front setback from 20 feet to 5 feet and build higher than 35 feet from adjacent grade in order to build a home on property located at 27 Ponderosa Lane, Bigfork, MT within the Bigfork Zoning District. The property is currently RC-1 (Residential Cluster) and contains approximately 0.3 acres and can legally be described as Lot 120 of Eagle Bend East Subdivision in Section 26, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

FZC-19-07 A zone change request from Sands Surveying, on behalf of Ronald K. & Carol J. Pierce and Jewel Basin Investments, LLC for properties in the Bigfork Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 7650 Highway 35 from split zoned SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) and R-2 (One Family Limited Residential) to R-2 (One Family Limited Residential) and the property located at 7664 Highway 35 from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-2 (One Family Limited Residential). The total acreage involved in the request is approximately 9.87 acres (Tract 5C contains 8.38 acres and Lot 1 of Amended Lot 1 Croskrey Court contains 1.49 acres).

FZC-19-09 A zone change request from Harlan & Lois Coverdell and Darrel E. & Loretta J. Coverdell for properties in the Bigfork Zoning District. The proposal would change the zoning on property located at 7480 Highway 35, Bigfork, MT from SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) to B-3 (Community Business) and also change the zoning from SAG-5(Suburban Agricultural) and B-3 (Community Business) to B-3 (Community Business) on Lot 1A of the amended plat of Flathead Swan Junction Unit #2 and from SAG-5(Suburban Agricultural) and B-3 (Community Business) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) on Lot 2A of the amended plat of Flathead Swan Junction Unit #2.

VII      Old Business:

VIII    New Business:

  1. Update on “Short Term” rentals in the Bigfork Zoning District
  2. Penalties for Owners of Commercial and Residential properties that are not in compliance with Flathead County zoning regulations
  3. Election of Officer
  4. Open position for “Member at Large” vacated by Alex Olson

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 https://flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning/planningboard.php. These items are posted as they become available.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Elaine Nelson Commissioner’s Office at 758-5501 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.


June 27, 2019
4:00 pm
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Bethany Lutheran Church
8559 Montana 35
Bigfork, MT 59911 United States
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