Notice and Instructions to Bidders

Beartooth Front Decision

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

7-14-2615 (2) MCA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a petition has been filed with the Stillwater County Commissioners submitted by William Murphy, et al, to abandon COUNTY ROAD #7, beginning at Township 2 North, Range 20 East, MPM, travel approximately 2 miles in a southerly direction between section 22 & 23, and section 26 & 27, on the section line.     

A public hearing on this petition will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:30 AM, Commissioners Agenda Meeting in the Meeting Room on the First Floor of the Courthouse, located at 400 E 3rd Ave N, Columbus, MT.  For further information or questions on the petition, call the Road Department at (406) 322-5335.  All written comments will be accepted at or before the public hearing and addressed to Stillwater County Commissioners, P.O. Box 970, Columbus, MT 59019.

/s/ Board of County Commissioners: Mark Crago, Chair; Tyrel Hamilton and Steve Riveland, Members.

Please publish in the Stillwater County News on May 6th and May 13th, 2021.                                                                                 

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

7-14-2615 (2) MCA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a petition has been filed with the Stillwater County Commissioners submitted by William Murphy, et al, to abandon COUNTY ROAD #82, beginning at Township 2 North, Range 20 East, MPM, travel approximately 3 miles in a southerly direction between section 13 & 14, section 23 & 24, and section 25 & 26, on the section line.       

A public hearing on this petition will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:45 AM, Commissioners Agenda Meeting in the Meeting Room on the First Floor of the Courthouse, located at 400 E 3rd Ave N, Columbus, MT.  For further information or questions on the petition, call the Road Department at (406) 322-5335.  All written comments will be accepted at or before the public hearing and addressed to Stillwater County Commissioners, P.O. Box 970, Columbus, MT 59019.

/s/ Board of County Commissioners: Mark Crago, Chair; Tyrel Hamilton and Steve Riveland, Members.

Please publish in the Stillwater County News on May 6th and May 13th, 2021.

Johnson Lane Bridge

After some recent inspections of the Johnson Lane Bridge, it has been decided that due to the existing condition of this bridge it is not in the public’s best interest from a safety standpoint to reopen this structure to any vehicle or pedestrian traffic until replacement of this structure is complete.  MDT, Stillwater County Commissioners, and Sletten Construction Company all agree that closure of this bridge is in the best interest to all responsible parties.  This bridge is under contract to be replaced this summer with construction beginning July 1st, 2021.  Therefore, the Johnson Lane Bridge will remain closed.  The North Stillwater Road will be opened back up as soon as the Box Culvert replacement is complete.

Bridge Replacement, West Rosebud Road Closure

New Bridge to be installed across Chicken Creek, West Rosebud Road.

Red Lodge, MT, April 26, 2021 — West Rosebud Road, Beartooth Ranger District, Custer Gallatin National Forest (#2072) will be closed for approximately two-weeks, May 3-15, 2021 for a scheduled bridge replacement over Chicken Creek, located about 7.5 miles up the West Rosebud Road and about 0.5 miles before the trailhead parking area. The road will be closed at West Rosebud Lake with a turn-around provided.

Public Hearing Notice

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Resolution Requesting to Join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

The Stillwater County Commissioners will conduct a Public Hearing at 9:00 a.m., on May 3rd, 2021 in the Stillwater County Courthouse 1st Floor Meeting Room 400 E 3rd Ave N. Columbus, MT 59019, contact Commissioner’s Administrative Assistant at 322-8010 for further questions.

The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to render a decision on a petition Requesting to Join the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority established for the purpose of providing for the preservation and improvement of abandoned rail service in southern Montana.

Any taxpayer or resident of Stillwater County may appear and be heard, for or against, the Resolution.

Resolution to Join Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

Please Publish in Stillwater County News April 22nd, April 29th, 2021.  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Columbus has proposed amendments to the City of Columbus Zoning Code, Title 17.

The proposed zoning amendments to Title 17 “Zoning” are as follows;

  1. To list “Three-Family/Apartment Building/Triplex” and “Four-Family/Apartment Building/Fourplex” in Section 17.28.090 “Permitted Conditional Uses” in the R-2 Zoning Classification.
  2. The proposed zoning amendment also includes adding the definitions of Three-Family/Apartment Building/Triplex and Four-Family/Apartment Building/Fourplex to Chapter 17.08 “Definitions”
  3. The proposed zoning amendment also includes requiring a 500 square foot minimum per dwelling in a Duplex, Three-Family/Apartment Building/Triplex and Four-Family/Apartment Building/Fourplex.

A Public Hearing on the Proposed Zoning Amendments will be held in front of the Zoning Commission (City/County Planning Board) on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:30 PM at the Columbus City Hall, located at 408 East 1st Avenue North, 2nd floor meeting room.

For further information, the Proposed Zoning Amendments can be reviewed at the Columbus City Hall Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM or you may contact Dennis Holten at the Public Works Department at 322-4424.

Publish Stillwater County News –   April 8, 2021

Road Closure

Starting on April 7th, 2021 there will be a road closure at the intersection of Johnson Bridge Road and North Stillwater Road to install a new box culvert.  Currently the Johnson Lane Bridge is closed until such time as it can be replaced. MDT plans to reopen the North Stillwater Road as soon as the installation of the Reinforced Box Culvert is complete. The project is anticipated to be finished the week of April 26, 2021. The North Stillwater Road will remain open during construction of the new bridge unless construction activities require it’s periodic closure. Access to the West side of this intersection will be from the Spring creek Road and access to the East of Johnson Bridge road will be from the intersection of N. Stillwater Road and MT Highway 78, by Jeffrey’s Landing.

This Box Culvert replacement is part of the Stillwater River-2 M NW Absarokee bridge replacement project.  This box culvert must be installed before the irrigation water gets turned on for the year.  The bridge replacement will not be started until July 1st, 2021.

PUBLIC NOTICE STILLWATER COUNTY COMPENSATION BOARD MEETINGS

§7-4-2503, MCA

Stillwater County is required to have a Compensation Board which meets each year to determine the salaries of Elected Officials for the ensuing year. For that board, an organizational meeting will be held on Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 4:00 P.M., and a regular board meeting will be held on Monday, May 10th 2021, at 4:00 P.M. Both meetings will be held in the Commissioners’ Chambers on the second floor of the Courthouse, located at 400 E 3rd Ave. N. Columbus, MT 59019. The meetings will be held to organize the Compensation Board and to discuss: the process; the board’s responsibilities; time lines; pertinent information on which to base recommendations; and develop recommendations to be submitted to the Commissioners. All interested persons are invited to attend. Any comments or questions should be directed to the Commissioners’ Office at 322-8010 or write to PO Box 970, Columbus, MT 59019. /s/ Stillwater Board of County Commissioners: Mark Crago, Chair; Tyrel Hamilton and Steve Riveland, Members.

PUBLICATION DATES: March 11th, 2021 and March 18th, 2021- STILLWATER COUNTY NEWS