Big Sky Cheese on Aug. 28 county zoning board agenda

Big Sky Cheese is back on the agenda for the Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment at their Aug. 28 meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Family Living Center at Montana Expo Park.

The special use permit application for Big Sky Cheese will be the first item on the agenda, according to the county planning department.

The ZBOA could vote on the permit application during this meeting, after delaying a decision since June to consider public comment and additional information the board requested from Big Sky Cheese.

The board also has other public hearings on unrelated applications on their agenda for the Aug. 28 meeting.

The Big Sky Cheese permit application and related documents are on file in the Planning Department’s office or on the county website.

The company’s principal member is Edward Friesen, who is also the principal in Madison Food Park, a proposed agricultural processing complex on U.S. Highway 89, a few miles outside the Great Falls city limits.

For background on the proposed Big Sky Cheese and previous public meetings on the permit application, read our previous coverage:

Big Sky Cheese decision again postponed

Additional information submitted on Big Sky Cheese project; second public hearing set for July 22

No decision on Big Sky Cheese permit until at least July

Big Sky Cheese hearing set for June 27

Big Sky Cheese gets $2.27 million bridge loan through GFDA

Cheese processing plant proposed as first part of Madison Food Park; application submitted to Cascade County planning

County spinning planning out of public works department; creating new special projects manager position