Make your voice heard TODAY. Tell the Stillwater County Commissioners how you feel about landowner rights

Please make your voice heard.

The Stillwater County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing to consider their proposed policy for citizen initiated zoning. The proposed policy is not a policy at all, but a thinly-veiled attempt to keep any landowner group from ever taking advantage of state law.

We need your help to keep Commissioners from taking away landowner rights and neutering state law regarding citizen initiated zoning.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Attend the hearing on Tuesday, March 6 at 9:30am at the Stillwater County Courthouse, 400 E. 3rd Ave. N in Columbus. Speak up and make your voice heard. Let the Commissioners see that the public is opposed to this policy. (View map for directions)
  2. Write to let the Commissioners know how you feel. Possible talking points are here, but your letter doesn’t have to be elegant. Just say that the proposed policy on citizen initiated zoning is not a policy but an attempt to take away landowners’ rights, and that you disagree with the proposal.

Per the public notice, written comments must be sent to:
Stillwater County Commissioners
P.O. Box 970
Columbus, MT 59019.

You can also email the Commissioners at, but it is important to send via US mail to make sure your voice is counted.

Find out more:
Read the proposed policy.
Action Alert: Please contact the Stillwater County Commissioners to stop them from taking landowner rights
Stillwater County Beartooth Zone: The Commissioners’ position is not only illegal, it is completely undemocratic
Breaking: Beartooth Front landowners file legal action against Stillwater Commissioners
Beartooth Front Zone update: Stillwater Commissioners turn their backs on locals who pay their salaries, support unknown outsiders

About davidjkatz

The Moses family has lived on the Stillwater River since 1974, when George and Lucile Moses retired and moved to the Beehive from the Twin Cities. They’re gone now, but their four daughters (pictured at left, on the Beehive) and their families continue to spend time there, and have grown to love the area. This blog started as an email chain to keep the family informed about the threat of increased fracking activity in the area, but the desire to inform and get involved led to the creation of this blog.
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One Response to Make your voice heard TODAY. Tell the Stillwater County Commissioners how you feel about landowner rights

  1. Pingback: Stillwater residents give County Commissioners an earful on proposed policy (video) | Preserve the Beartooth Front

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