The Montana League of Cities and Towns and the MSU Local Government Center invite you to join us for another Municipal Town Hall. Friday, April 9, 2021, at 9:00 am.
- American Recovery Plan Update
- Legislative Session Update
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- Meeting number (access code): 120 992 3363
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Legislative Wrap-up: MAP, along with Tara DePuy, land use attorney for MACo and Kelly Lynch, Deputy Director and General Legal Counsel for the League of Cities and Town, will be discussing legislative changes to the land use statutes over the next several weeks by a Zoom conference on Tuesday starting at noon and lasting approximately one hour. One piece of legislation or one topic area will be covered each week and questions can be submitted in advance to email@example.com and Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org. Best practices will be discussed as we work through the 2021 legislation, but as always, your county attorney or your city attorney is the final advisor for your jurisdiction. These trainings will be for planners and city and county attorneys. Please do not provide this link to non-governmental entities.
The third Zoom conference will be held on May 25th at noon to discuss the new expedited subdivision review bill, SB 161 which is effective on October 1, 2021.
• SB0161.pdf (mt.gov)
A weekly notice will be sent out regarding the legislation to be discussed at the next Zoom conference. As there will be limited time each week to discuss each piece of legislation, again, questions in advance will help focus the discussion. Further guidance may be issued after each week’s discussion to clarify questions.
For attorneys, we are applying for CLE credits for one hour each week. You will need to self-report your attendance. The recorded previous sessions can be found at: https://mmia.net/2021tillotson/.
Legislative Land Use Training for Cities and Counties by Zoom: Final Zoom to discuss Sanitation in Subdivision Bills and Part 1 and Part 2 Zoning Bills:
Presented by: MAP, Tara DePuy, Land Use Attorney - MACo, and Kelly Lynch, Deputy Director and General Legal Counsel - League of Cities and Towns
(Note: Questions can be submitted in advance to email@example.com and Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org. Best practices will be discussed as we work through the 2021 legislation, but as always, your county attorney or your city attorney is the final advisor for your jurisdiction. These trainings will be for planners and city and county attorneys. Please do not provide this link to non-governmental entities.)
HB0444.pdf (mt.gov) May 14, 2021 Sanitation Allows DEQ to reissue a COSA for a parcel previously approved if an unapproved parcel is aggregated into the original parcel that was approved HB0496.pdf (mt.gov) October 1, 2021 Part 2 Zoning Agencies intending to use public land contrary to zoning regulations shall attend a public hearing before the County Commission HB0498.pdf (mt.gov) May 14, 2021 Part 1 Citizen Initiated Zoning Clarifies that zoning regulations cannot prevent complete use, development or recovery of any mineral under jurisdiction of Board of Oil and Gas HB0527.pdf (mt.gov) May 14, 2021 Part 1 Citizen Initiated Zoning New requirements for submission of a petition for Part 1 Zoning and clarifies that zoning regulations cannot prevent complete use, development or recovery of any mineral under jurisdiction of Board of Oil and Gas HB0599.pdf (mt.gov) May 14, 2021 Part 2 County Imposed Zoning Only zoning regulations adopted and in effect prior to the filing of a permit application or written request for pre-application meeting may reasonably condition sand and gravel operations SB0044.pdf (mt.gov) October 1, 2021 Sanitation Minor changes to the Sanitation in Subdivision Act to streamline review process and define terms SB0054.pdf (mt.gov) October 1, 2021 Sanitation Provides a DEQ review process for experimental wastewater systems SB0135.pdf (mt.gov) October 1, 2021 Part 2 County Imposed Zoning Establishes that an appeal from the board of adjustments to the county commissioners is a de novo review; new review of the entire record, with new public comment required and new information allowed SB0294.pdf (mt.gov) May 3, 2021
Referendum provision applicable to districts created after 1/1/2021
Part 2 County Imposed Zoning and Growth Policy Referendum process to terminate zoning districts; minimum lot size in residential zones not allowed unless within 3 miles of incorporated municipality or minimum lot sizes established in land use map in Growth Policy
Recreational Marijuana is Coming
How to Be Ready For It. Presented by: Kelly A. Lynch, JD, AICP – League Deputy Director and Legal Counsel
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