Missoula County's tracking mechanism for legislation proposed at the 64th session of the Montana Legislature.
Sent the following to Reps McConnell, Schwaderer, Steenberg and Wilson: Missoula County opposes House Bill 182 - Require that zoning be adopted before use of land can be regulated, before House Local Government this afternoon. HB 182 appears to conflict with significant portions of the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act and could set the governing body up for litigation on any required condition of subdivision approval or denial that could be linked in any way to a use. Please oppose HB 182.Respectfully,Vickie Zeier on behalf of the Missoula County Commissioners
Sent the following to Missoula County House Representatives: Missoula County opposes House Bill 182 - Require that zoning be adopted before use of land can be regulated, on the House floor this afternoon. HB 182 would prevent local government from complying with state mandated review requirements. Local government will be unable to determine impacts of the subdivision on traffic, public safety, park lands, wildlife, agricultural operators and others if the use of the lots for residential use, commercial use, industrial use or multi-family housing is unknown. This paradox invites litigation from adjacent landowners who will contest local government "findings and conclusions of law" since those findings and conclusions will not include the evaluation of the use of the proposed subdivision. In addition, the courts may literally require years to reconcile the language in this bill with the purposes of the Montana Subdivision and Platting Act. HB 182 would also make the subdivision review process much more expensive for small landowners who wish to divide a portion of their property to help off-set expenses. Please oppose HB 182.Respectfully,Vickie Zeier on behalf of the Missoula County Commissioners
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