Public/Legal Notices

NOTICE The Madison County Board of Commissioners will not be holding their regular Commission meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The next regular meeting following this date will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Madison County Commissioners will host a public hearing at 6:00 PM in the Montana Room at the Twin Bridges High School at 216 West 6th Street in Twin Bridges. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public comments regarding a Master Plan for the Madison County Fair Grounds in Twin Bridges. At the public hearing, representatives of Great West Engineering will give a review of project activities and describe capital improvements proposed for the Fair Grounds. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to ask questions and to express their opinions. Madison County will make reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in this public hearing. Persons needing an accommodation must notify the Madison County Commissioners at (406) 843-4277 no later than November 2, 2017, to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements. You may also write to the Madison County Commissioners at P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755-0278, or via email at to make your request known or to comment on the proposed project. Written comments must be submitted by the end of the November 9, 2017 meeting.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Madison County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Public Meeting Room of the Administrative Office Building in Virginia City, Montana, to receive public comment on a petition requesting to abandon Madison County Road #290 from its beginning at the intersection of Rochester Road in Section 29, Township 3 South, Range 6 West, to its terminus past the Hamilton Ranch headquarters in Section 16, Township 3 South, Range 6 West. Said road is 1.5 miles in length. Copies of the petition are available for public review and comment at the Madison County Commissioners’ Office. Comments on the proposal are welcome. Written public comments may be submitted or delivered to the Madison County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755; faxed to (406) 843-5517; or emailed to Written comments must be received by close of the October 24, 2017, public hearing.
NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCIES: The Board of Commissioners is reestablishing a Housing Advisory Board to help identify and set priorities for housing needs in Madison County and is seeking volunteers to serve on the Board. There are also vacancies on the Mental Health Local Advisory Council (5 positions), the Planning Board representing the Pony, Norris, Harrison Area, the Madison Valley Fire District Board, and the Virginia City Fire District Board. If you are interested in serving on any of these boards please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 406-843-4277, by email at , or visit our website at The Madison County Board of Commissioners also has a vacancy on the Big Sky Meadow Trails, Recreation, and Parks Special District Board, (“Members of this board must reside in the respective county and either own property or reside within the district boundary from which they are appointed…”).
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: The Madison County Tax Appeal Board will be in session from July 1 through December 31, 2017, for the business of hearing appeals. Any taxpayer who disagrees with the appraised value of his or her property may file an appeal with the Madison County Tax Appeal Board on or before the first Monday in June or within 30 days of receipt of a Notice of Classification and Appraisal, or Notice to Change Valuation (assessment notice), whichever is later. It is possible that not all taxpayers will receive an assessment notice. Appeal forms are available online on the State Tax Appeal Board website at or from Laurie Buyan in the Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT, 843-4277, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 843-4270, or by email at
The Madison County Planning Board will conduct a public meeting on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:15 pm in the public meeting room of the Madison County Administrative Office Building, 103 W Wallace, Virginia City, Montana.
The purpose of the public meeting is to receive comment on the proposed Moonlight Basin Overall Development Plan update. The proposed plan spans approximately 8,000 acres of platted subdivision and un-platted tracts of land located in the upper Jack Creek drainage on the northern flank of Lone Mountain in Section 34, Township 5 South, Range 2 East; Sections 1-4, 9-12, 13-16, 22-24 & 26, Township 6 South, Range 2 East; Sections 7 & 18, Township 6 South, Range 3 East PMM.  
Written comments should be received by 3:00 p.m. on October 30, 2015, and may be sent to the Madison County Planning Board by: Mail to P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, Montana, 59755; Fax to (406) 843-5229; or E-mail to Oral or written comments may also be given at the public hearing. 
The Overall Development Plan and supplemental information pertaining to this proposed subdivision is available for review at:   
• Madison County Planning Office, 103 W. Wallace, Virginia City;
• Madison Valley Public Library, 210 E. Main Street, Ennis;
• Big Sky Fire Department, Station 1, 650 Rainbow Trout Run, Big Sky