The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will conduct 2 public hearings for 2 conservation easements proposed through Ravalli County’s Open Lands Bond Program. The first proposal is known as the Hancock Ranch Application and is a single parcel with the conservation easement proposed on 74.5 acres. The property is located at 989 Middle Burnt Fork Road in Stevensville. The second proposal is known as the Griffin Ranch Application and is 2 parcels containing 201.7 acres. The property is located at 1077 Middle Burnt Fork Road in Stevensville.
The applicant of the Hancock Ranch is Tad Hancock of the Richard T. & Fabiola B. Hancock Family Trust. The applicants of the Griffin Ranch are Troy & Dena Griffin, with Bitterroot Land Trust acting as the Sponsoring Organization for both projects. Information describing the proposals are available for inspection at the Planning Department, in the County Administrative Center, 215 S. 4th Street, Suite F, Hamilton, MT 59840. Written comments are encouraged to be submitted to the Planning Department prior to the public hearing and will be forwarded to the BCC for consideration at the public hearing. Submit email comments to: email@example.com, and questions can be asked by phone at 375-6530.
The BCC will conduct public hearings on these proposals on Monday, July 16th, 2018. The Hancock Ranch proposal will be at 10:00 AM and the Griffin Ranch proposal will be at 11:00 AM in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room of the County administrative building, located at 215 South 4th Street, in Hamilton. The public may comment verbally or in writing at the hearings. Comments and information submitted at the public hearing will be considered in the decision.
BS 6-27, 7-4-18. MNAXLP