Hearing rescheduled in county lawsuit; ZBOA application period closed
The hearing on the motion to dismiss the case against Cascade County over zoning board appointments has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. June 22.
Judge Olivia Rieger of Glendive is presiding over the case and will hear arguments via VisionNet.
The hearing was originally set for June 1, but was postponed when a squirrel knocked out the VisionNet system.
Ryan Villines, an applicant for the Zoning Board of Adjustment, filed suit alleging that the county was violating his right to participate in government and that the criteria the county had used for applicants, including a 7-mile radius residency, was unlawful.
The county has since removed all criteria for the ZBOA applicants and is scheduled to make an appointment during their June 12 meeting.
Applications for the board were due 5 p.m. June 4.
The applicants are: Stephen Barton, Jerry Dolson, Nancy Donovan, Pat Goodover, Don Harboway, JC Kantorowicz, Michele Levine, Richard Liebert, Tony Lucas, Bruce Moore, Dale Nelson, Jesse Oldham Jr., Robert Polich, Robbie Regennitter, William Sparklin and Ryan Villines.
All of the applications are available for view here.