The Cascade County Planning Department received a Special Use Permit Application from Big Sky Cheese, LLC on property owned by Madison Food Park, LLC on April 25, 2019, for a Value-added Agricultural Commodity Processing Facility: Cheese Processing Plant. The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBOA) held public hearings on June 27, 2019, July 22, 2019, and August 28, 2019. The ZBOA Agendas, audio, and Board materials can be located at http://www.cascadecountymt.gov/departments/public-works/planning/zoning-board/2019.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment made a decision on the application on August 28, 2019, approving Special Use Permit #006-2019 upon 17 conditions. The Applicant appealed the conditions to the Board of Cascade County Commissioners, and on November 21, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners issued their final decision. The Board of Cascade County Commissioners affirmed in part and modified in part Conditions 2, 3, 8, and 17, reversed Conditions 12, 14, 15, and 16, and remanded Condition 7 back to the ZBOA to develop the record concerning (1) why an operating time limitation is necessary; and (2) what makes a limitation from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. reasonable. Information about the Commissioner’s Meetings and Agenda can be found here: Commissioner's Board Meetings and Agenda page.