Poker Joe Fishing Access Site

He said that he believes he is right because the agency is currently trying to get him to sign a lease for public access. The rest of the traffic, in both cases, was traffic accessing other properties. The petition statement describes the petition as "an emergency measure to promote the public health, safety and general welfare for the citizens of Hamilton. They raised questions concerning the effect of 20 septics in the area and the effects of 20 new wells on other existing wells in the area. Co-ops range in size from 10 to 2, units and are located in both urban and rural settings. Whether the tape is across Simpson Lane or not, I feel that the public's right to access Poker Joe is threatened.

Poker Joe Fishing Access Site to be Closed for Construction

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Enjoy an authentic fishing experience Guided Trips. A preliminary settlement agreement was arrived at between FWP and the landowners on March 21, in which the landowners agreed not to obstruct public access to the site "as long as progress is being made in resolving all issues identified by the parties.

That settlement agreement has now begun to unravel. According to the affidavit of FWP Regional Supervisor Mack Long, a call was received from Dan Saunders on Monday, August 20, stating that several cars had been vandalized at the Poker Joe Fishing Access Site the preceding weekend and that he was going to close access to the site once again.

But the following morning, on August 22, on his way to work, Darrah found the access blocked by a ribbon. The following day it was reported that a sign had been placed on Simpson Lane reading "Road Closed Ahead.

Whether the tape is across Simpson Lane or not, I feel that the public's right to access Poker Joe is threatened. Long claims in his affidavit that FWP has lived up to its end of the settlement bargain. FWP purchased the property in as a 13 -acre lot in the Florentine Acres Subdivision that bordered the river. The property was initially developed as a fishing access site in the spring of FWP has done two studies of the traffic on the road accessing the site.

The studies were prompted by local landowners' complaints about the dust. In the study 30 percent of the traffic on the road was determined to be accessing the Poker Joe site. A second study done following complaints in determined that 36 percent of the traffic on the road was accessing the Poker Joe Site.

The rest of the traffic, in both cases, was traffic accessing other properties. But we are also advising people to be careful and avoid any problems with the local landowners. We'll have a gate up by the end of the week.

Franklin said that five cars were broken into in the past few weeks and they are concerned about their safety. Franklin claims that FWP agents have the right to visit the subdivision lot that the agency purchased, but that the public has no right. He said that he believes he is right because the agency is currently trying to get him to sign a lease for public access. He said that the homeowners built and own the road, that it is a private road, and that it is going to be closed permanently.

Call for web rates Rent a Fire Lookout Cabin. Large Incident Fire Map. Montana Forest Service Recreation. Bitterroot Valley Night Life. Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thursday, September 6, Page One News at a Glance Petition submitted requiring citizen vote on annexations County hears pitch for Senior Housing Cooperatives Decision on Stevi Flats subdivision continued FWP seeks injunction to keep Poker Joe Fishing Access Site open Petition submitted requiring citizen vote on annexations By Michael Howell A citizens petition to require general voter approval at a regularly scheduled election of all future annexations into the City of Hamilton was presented to the Hamilton City Council at its last meeting, held Tuesday, September 4.

Decision on Stevi Flats subdivision continued By Michael Howell After lengthy considerations last Thursday, the Ravalli County Commissioners decided to continue the review of the Stevi Flats Subdivision at a meeting scheduled for September 18, at 9 a.

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