County zoning regulations pushed to at least September

The Cascade County planning board meet Aug. 20 and removed the proposed zoning regulations from the table, but tabled the discussion and action again.

A public meeting on the proposed changes is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 10 depending on availability of the Family Living Center at Montana Expo Park and the board member who was absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

Once the date is finalized, county staff will publish notices and The Electric will report the meeting schedule.

Planning staff said the zoning regulations would be the only item on the agenda.

Richard Liebert, planning board member, said he wanted the county to consider noise, odor and light in zoning regulations, though he didn’t want to inhibit business development.

Liebert also asked if the growth policy recommendation from the planning board was on the County Commission agenda yet.

Staff said it was not.

“I think it’s urgent,” Liebert said.

Information on the proposed zoning regulations is available here and The Electric’s previous coverage is below.

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