Another Case for County-Wide Zoning in Missoula

by jhwygirl

DEQ officials are letting everyone know that only zoning can stop a gravel pit proposed by JTL up near Lolo.

No surprise there – legislation passed in the 2005 session made that true. It’s not like the county commissioners didn’t know it either – they did an emergency resolution related to that ’05 legislation back in October 2005.

The ’05 state legislation, BTW, was the result of a similar situation in Flathead County.

So who’s to blame – DEQ, JTL or the Missoula BCC?

And – believe it or not – I have another case for county-wide zoning just waiting to be written.

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  1. Jedediah Redman

    One thing is for certain.
    If JTL couldn’t mine it in Lolo, they could find a lot of other gravel mines south, east, north, or west of there.
    Heck my back lawn is just full of potential gravelly riches..!

  2. Binky Griptight

    So who exactly does make landuse decisions, if it’s not the DEQ? Aha, it must be the BCC.

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