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May 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Agenda Thursday, May 30, 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:


FPP-19-05 A request from Mike Frasier, on behalf of Saddlehorn II & III, LLC for preliminary plat approval of Saddlehorn #11, a proposal aggregating lots, subdividing common area, subdividing Future Development lots, adding acreage and subdividing added acreage which will ultimately create 11 new residential lots and 12 new townhouse lots on 297.50 acres to be served by Bigfork Water and Sewer. A Planned Unit Development (PUD) Text Amendment to the existing Saddlehorn PUD as well as a PUD expansion has been submitted concurrently with this subdivision proposal. The properties are located on unaddressed properties south of Highway 209 and east of Highway 35, 251 Saddlehorn Trail, 147 & 115 Barn Dance Trail and 171 Pinto Trail, Bigfork Montana. The properties can legally be described as Tract 2I in Lot 9, Commercial Site 5 Saddlehorn No1, Common Area 3 Except Tract A Saddlehorn No 5, Future Residential Site 4 Saddlehorn No 1, Future Residential Site No 5 Saddlehorn No 1, Common Area7 Saddlehorn No 8, and Camp Homesite 37 Saddlehorn No 1 of Section 31, Township 27 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana.

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.

VII      Old Business:


VIII    New Business:


  1. Update on “Short Term” rentals in the Bigfork Zoning District


  1. Penalties for Owners of Commercial and Residential properties that are not in compliance with Flathead County zoning regulations


  1. Election of Officers


  1. 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.


May 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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