Submitted by Mary Grube, Planner Administrative Assistant
The Planning Board has invited Montana Department of Environment, Montana Department of Transportation, and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to participate in discussion at the next Planning Board meeting to be held June 6, 2016. Shane Mintz, MDOT from Glendive, will be here to discuss planned constructions activities in the area over the next five years; the Transportation Alternatives Grant Program; transportation planning efforts in the area over the next five years; bike, pedestrian and multi-use trails as part of a MDT construction project; and any other pertinent information related to the growth policy.
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks will have a representative here to discuss any planned construction or land acquisition activities in the area over the next five years; any impacts or benefits of the Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program; regional parks, or enhancement efforts in the area over the next five years; any requirements in our local Growth Policy that will ensure funding/construction of bike, pedestrian and multi-use trails as part of an FWP construction project; and any other pertinent information related to the growth policy.
Montana Department of Environment Quality will be sending a couple representatives who will be speaking on renewable and alternative energy projects in the area; discussion of impact and benefits of the new sage grouse rules and requirements on development activities; a discussion of the new Municipal Facilities Exemption rules and requirements for development in areas served or proposed to be served by municipal water and sewer; requirements of the local growth policy to ensure funding for extension of public water and waste water under the DEQ grant/funding programs; and any other pertinent information related to the growth policy.
This meeting will not only include discussion in these areas, but will also include discussion in Oil, Gas and Industrial Development and the effects of the decline. We encourage large landowners and the real estate community to participate as well. If there are any items you would like discussed at the next board meeting and cannot attend, please feel free to email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail at PO Box 1134, Baker, MT 59313. The telephone number is 406-778-8111 or 406-978-8111. We also encourage you to fill out the survey at falloncounty.net under the Planner tab.