Developments and Annexations at Monday’s Meetings

By Beacon Staff

The Kalispell City Council meets Monday at 7 p.m. to vote on a number of development-related proposals.

Ashley Heights, LLC, wants to annex property between Sunnyside Drive and Bismarck Street. The proposed Highway 93 Bypass would serve as the western boundary. The resolution was tabled at the last meeting. The council will also decide how dense the subdivision should be. The county planning board recommended a lower density, R-2, than the developers suggested.

The city intends to annex a portion of Trumbull Creek Crossing subdivision, formerly known as Kelsey subdivision.

Final plat approval is up for two developments: A 3.5 acre lot on U.S. Highway 93 North near the corner of West Reserve Drive for a Holiday Inn Express, and Westwood Park, a 29-lot subdivision on 9 acres at the north end of Corporate Drive.

Some other issues the council is taking up:
-An ordinance to allow livestock within city limits based on a standard of one acre of fenced pasture per animal.
-Municipal Court wants to establish a Drug or Alcohol Treatment Court to supervise nonviolent offenders with a history of substance abuse problems.
-Kalispell Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
-A resolution will set for June 4 a public hearing explaining updates to the floodplain maps presented by FEMA and Montana DNRC.

The Whitefish City Council will review 15 lakeshore construction permits when it meets at 7:10 p.m. Monday.

Other items to be discussed include:
-Amending setbacks for townhouses in Wood Run and Moose Run
-Awarding a Housing Needs Assessment consultant contract
-Awarding the Texas Avenue/BNSF RR Yard Water Improvements Project
-A possible 2008 Wastewater System Improvements Project Consultant Contract
-Adopting a Capital Improvements Program for fiscal years 2007-2012
-Approving the Insurance Committee’s determination on health insurance coverage and expenses for fiscal year 2007-08
-Adjusting lot lines for the future Emergency Services