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Planning Board scheduled to review draft Zoning Regulations on June 16

Posted at 6:14 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 20:49:52-04

HELENA — The Consolidated City and County Planning Board will be reviewing proposed County-initiated zoning regulations next Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Helena Civic Center Auditorium.
Lewis and Clark County have been working for more than a year to develop proposed regulations aimed at managing growth, creating more predictability for residents and property owners and making it easier to address issues like water availability, wastewater, roads, flooding and fire protection.
“The public process has been a long time coming,” said Community Development and Planning Director Peter Italiano. “The whole process really started in 2015 when the Growth Policy was updated and set the tone for this action.”
The Planning Board will take public testimony and make a recommendation on the proposed Part 2 Zoning regulations to the Lewis and Clark County Board of County Commissioners.
Attendees of the planning meeting are asked to maintain social distancing and wear a mask while attending the meeting.
The County has been working with Lewis and Clark Public Health to make sure the meeting meets COVID-19 standards of safety, while allowing everyone to be able to participate in the process that wants to.
“We are also, in recognition of some folks who simply may not feel comfortable yet coming out of their home and coming to a large meeting like this. We will have a Zoom platform set up for this meeting for folks to be able to participate online too,” said Italiano.
The County is still working on the details of the Zoom connection for the meeting, and will post more information on their website and social media once it is locked down.