Friends of farmland spoke up and the County heard! THANK YOU! The draft framework CAPS of subdivision regulations released on August 14th, 2015, contains meaningful protections for farmland. They included a suite of mitigation options for developers and gets rid of acreage requirements.
Things are looking up for our farms!
Come celebrate with us at a Farmland Forum this coming Sunday, August 23rd, at Ten Spoons Winery in the Rattlesnake. Enjoy an evening of conversation in a lovely setting. Learn more about the County process. Get answers to your questions, and help us put the final pieces in place. Ask CAPS and the Missoula Consolidated Planning Board to:
- Protect ALL farmland, including soils of local importance!
The new language only protects farmland situated on soils classified as having prime or statewide importance, not farms on local soils. Removing local soils from protection would mean 62% of current farmland in Missoula County would no longer be protected, and is contrary to Montana state law.
- Charge a developer fee that makes on-site and off-site mitigation attractive options.
Sunday, August 23rd from 6 to 8:30 pm
Farmland Forum at Ten Spoons Winery
Monday, September 1st at 7 pm
Missoula Consolidated Planning Board Meeting
Visit the CFAC website for more information. www.missoulacfac.org
Read the latest draft. SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS THROUGH AUGUST 26TH. http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/mccaps/CurrentPlanningPermitting/SRRP/SubRegRewrite_Comments.htm