Saturday, January 28, 2023

Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee to meet on Dec.29

| December 28, 2022 12:00 AM

The Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee will meet on Dec. 29 to review a request for a conditional use permit and hear from the Bigfork Water and Sewer District about sewer capacity issues.

Committee members are going to give an update on an issue taken up at the Flathead County Commissioners’ Dec. 13 meeting, where they discussed abandoning a portion of Electric. Ave. in downtown Bigfork. Member Shelley Gonzales said the commissioners unanimously denied the request.

Also under new business, Julie Spencer of Bigfork Water and Sewer District will be available to respond to the topic about sewer capacity issues, their effects on subdivision approvals and if capacity will be increased any time soon.

The committee will also look at a request from Charles and Geraldine Sunderlin for a Conditional Use Permit for a ‘Home Occupation’ to allow for a gunsmith business on property located at 181 Black Bear Lane, in Bigfork. The property is located within the Echo Lake Zoning District and is zoned SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural). The Committee will forward a recommendation following the discussion of the item listed above. The zoning variance application will be reviewed by the Flathead County Board of Adjustment on Jan. 3, 2023.

BLUAC meets in the basement of the Bethany Lutheran Church, off of MT 35 at 4 p.m.