TWIN BRIDGES -- Twin Bridges town council approved two resolutions during its March 13 meeting, stating the town's intent to raise water and sewer rates. The town is raising rates to balance its water and sewer budgets, pay off a sewer system revenue bond, and build up a reserve fund for future repairs and upgrades.
Acting on Mayor Bob Stump's recommendation, Sheridan Town Council amended a contract with Northern Rockies Engineering during Monday's council meeting. NRE has been working for the town to locate, design and test a new water well.
During the Twin Bridges Council meeting on March 13, Sherifff Roger Thompson reported no serious law enforcement issues in Twin Bridges for the previous month, but said storage shed burglaries had occurred around the county.
During the Twin Bridges Council meeting on March 13, Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson reported a 30-year-old male was found dead outdoors in Virginia City, apparently killed by cold weather.
Moonlight Basin Montana Acquisitions LLC, a property development company operating at Big Sky, has requested an increase to the maximum number of residential units it can build on its 8,700-acre resort property. The company also requested to build 100 additional units in an environmentally sensitive area known as Moonlight Territory.
Compared the rest of the Western United States right now the snowpack in Montana is looking very, very good. Snowpack totals for Jan. 1, 2018 from snow courses and SNOTEL sites in Montana and the rivers that feed Wyoming are near to well above normal in all basins of the state.
ENNIS -- During its meeting on March 8, Ennis council tabled action on adopting county subdivision regulations until a special meeting on March 13. Council plans to adopt the county subdivision regulations until new town regulations have been reviewed and approved.
VIRGINIA CITY -- The Madison County Commission appointed five members to a rejuvenated housing advisory board during its March 6 meeting. The commission voted to reestablish the disbanded board and advertise for candidates earlier this year.