Press Release: May 2016
Judith Basin County
Subject: Judith Basin County Growth Policy Available for Review and Public Comment
For immediate release
Contact: Robie Culver, 442-8594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith Basin County Commissioners, in an effort to address the most critical issues facing the County now and in the near future, have authorized the Judith Basin County Planning Board to develop a Growth Policy (or Comprehensive Plan).
A Growth Policy is a community’s growth and development plan. It evaluates existing community conditions and sets goals for housing, land use, economic development, local services, public safety, natural resources, transportation, and other unique characteristics and features of the community.
A Growth Policy isn’t a regulation or ordinance, but it serves as the legal basis for enacting them.
The Planning Board has completed a draft Growth Policy document and is making the document available for Judith Basin County residents to review. The Growth Policy can be viewed at the County’s website at www.co.judith-basin.mt.us or from the Judith Basin County Free Library website at www.judithbasinlibrary.com. Hard copies of the document are also available:
Judith Basin County Courthouse – 91 3rd Street North, Stanford, MT
Judith Basin County Free Library – 93 3rd Street North, Stanford, MT
Hobson Community Library – 210 Central Avenue, Hobson, MT
A public meeting will be held to receive comments on the Judith Basin County Growth Policy on June 8, 2016 in the Judith Basin County Meeting Room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Written comments are also encouraged and will be accepted until June 14, 2016. Written comments can be mailed to: Judith Basin County, Attention: Scott Hughes, Planning Board Chair, P.O. Box 427, Stanford, MT 59479-0427.
Judith Basin County Planning Board:
Scott Hughes, Chair – (406) 566-2640
Amanda Kelly, Judith Basin County Clerk and Recorder – County Liaison as non-voting member
Judith Basin County Growth Policy Fact Sheet
Judith Basin County Growth Policy **NEW**