27 Mar Judge Allison Drops the Gavel on County Commissioners
On March 23rd, 2018 the Egan Slough Communities got a resounding vote of confidence when District Court Judge Robert Allison determined that the Flathead County Commissioners acted in a way that was clearly an ‘abuse of discretion.’ He found that the commissioners simply did not understand what they were doing in this case, or if they did — did so in such a reckless manner as to render their conduct outside the pale. So, Judge Allison, after listing a near-litany of infringements, oversights, and just plain poor thinking, sent the case back to the county commissioners where they will have to act like real adults and behave according to the law.
This is a great day for this community which continues to seek to find a way to break the commissioner’s stranglehold on policy and land use issues. The Judge informs the commissioners that they must consider the other land owners, not just their buddy Lew, when they make their decision. And, since there continues to be overwhelming opposition against the bottling plant Mr. Weaver is trying to ram down our collective throats, they will certainly have a little bit to consider.