John Ellingsen honored for commitment to preserving history
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Virginia City is officially alive for the 2017 summer season. Visitors and locals lined Wallace Street and the historic boardwalk for a parade on Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the season, as well as Memorial Day.
At 6 p.m. on May 10, Madison County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received reports of a controlled burn that was out of control, according to Dustin Tetrault, Madison County director of emergency management.
When Governor Steve Bullock signed House Bill 2 into law on May 9, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees Virginia City and Nevada City, received $2 million for maintenance and preservation to be used over the next two years.
During their April meeting, the Solid Waste Board discussed whether they want to push recycling in Madison County via a recommendation to the county commissioners.
Madison County conservation districts recognize land stewards
The Ennis School Board met on March 8 to discuss new hires and rehires, legislative updates, revising the first aid/CPR class and resort taxes.
The Madison County Solid Waste Board met on Feb. 23 to discuss recommendations from the Montana Association of Counties to improve safety at the dump sites around the county. In their report, MACo suggested improving all 10 sites by better containing some sites, manning others and closing sites when not in use or staffed.
Often referred to as the living room of the community, Madison County’s Thompson-Hickman Library has a new title to add – 2017 Montana Library of the Year.
A resort tax legislation is currently in the works, according to Kevin Germain with Lone Mountain Land Company and Virginia City Mayor Scott Petersen, who asked for support from the Madison County Commissioners to get a bill to the Capitol.