Stockyards restaurant gets flood plain approval from county

By: 
DEB HILL
Managing Editor

The partially completed Stockyards Bar and Grill building site is quiet on Thursday evening. This week the County Commissioners approved a flood plain permit for the project.
Photo by Deb Hill
 

At their meeting Wednesday evening the Fergus County commissioners approved a flood plain permit for the Stockyards Bar and Grill. The restaurant is under construction across from the fairgrounds north of town at the location of the former Bar 19.

According to Flood Plain Administrator Pam Vosen, the permit allows construction in the floodplain to proceed, subject to 13 conditions being met. Those conditions include installation of sewer lines, keeping construction at least 2 feet above Base Flood Level and constructing the project in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Among those regulations is a requirement that the Central Montana Health District sanitarian approve the design of the kitchen and restrooms.

The flood plain permit was unanimously approved. It is good for one year, although an extension may be applied for if needed.

 

In other business

The commissioners tabled action on the Fergus County Road and Bridge Standards to allow additional work on appendices for the document.

Presiding Officer Carl Seilstad announced all three commissioners will be attending the Montana Association of Counties conference in Bozeman, Sept. 17-21.

Seilstad also mentioned the county has suspended the mowing of roadsides across the county.

“We were following the ‘hoot owl’ time period allowed under Stage II fire restrictions, but we’ve decided to just stop mowing altogether until conditions improve,” Seilstad said.

The county is still seeking to hire for several positions, including office manager for Clerk of the Courts, administrative assistant for the Clerk and Recorder and two positions in the Road and Bridge department.

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