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Road warriors: Dearborn homeowners group seeks a little help with repairs (MT)

wo board members of the Dearborn Landowners Association have a request for Cascade County officials: Please give them some materials to maintain a main artery that leads deep into the mountains or return some of their tax money so that

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Landmark subdivision residents to form RID for roads (MT)

A subdivision in the Belgrade area is in preliminary stages of vetting residents on whether they would support a designation to collect fees for future road maintenance costs.  Landmark subdivision Homeowner’s Association proposed the area be designated as a Maintenance

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Flathead Valley Homeowners, Agencies Prepare For Fire Season (MT)

After that early visit and evaluation, Baginski spent three years clearing brush from within twenty feet of his house. Some of his neighbors started doing the same thing. Soon he was inviting Ulwelling and other fire experts to homeowners association

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Bozeman to study shifting HOA-managed parks to city maintenance district (MT)

Bozeman leaders will likely approve a contract Monday to have a consultant study the cost of maintaining the city’s extensive parks and trails network, exploring the feasibility of a parks maintenance district that could take over responsibility for some parks

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Woman also arraigned on forgery count (MT)

She will also be arraigned on a felony forgery charge filed earlier this year. In that case Sindt is accused of writing 12 checks from the Mountain Acres Homeowner Association without permission between Dec. 3, 2015 and April 26.  Checks

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Montana gateway and resort towns struggle with impact of vacation rentals

She said Montana vacation rentals are not allowed to be used as venues for large gatherings such as weddings. However, an independently managed rental near Red Lodge hosted a wedding with about 200 guests earlier this year. The event prompted

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Lawyer agrees to injunction in alleged timeshare-donation tax scheme

A Montana lawyer has agreed to an injunction that prevents him from promoting a timeshare program that allegedly allowed unhappy timeshare owners to donate their timeshare to charity and claim an inflated tax deduction.  Lawyer James Tarpey of Bozeman agreed

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After rash of vehicle break-ins, Elk Grove considers neighborhood watch (MT)

The Elk Grove Homeowners Association is considering creating a neighborhood watch to end the break-ins.

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Welling Concerns (MT)

Eugene Pizzini, the DEQ’s supervisor of public drinking water supplies, initially shared Cuthbertson’s skeptical reaction when he learned of the disparities in the testing methods, thinking that the homeowners associations were exploiting a quirk in the law.  “I thought, ‘Why

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Anti-government group clashes with retirement community (MT)

By the time Pat Kelly realized he was in trouble, members of the anti-government sovereign citizen movement had already claimed 371 of the developer’s investment homes.  And it all appeared to be legal, done with a favorite tool of anti-government

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Rural residents ask to pay more in annual fee for road maintenance (MT)

The Lewis and Clark County Commission is taking additional time to consider a request from a rural improvement district to increase the annual fee homeowners pay for maintenance.  Their decision came in response to an issue raised during a public

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Supreme Court remands skateboarding case (MT)

Casey Kent, 35, died on June 14, 2008, while skateboarding on a steep bike path in the Cedar Pointe Estates subdivision. His wife Sara Kent sued the city of Columbia Falls three years later, claiming the city was negligent in

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Whitefish Subdivision (MT) Seeks Intervention in Lawsuit Over Gated Communities

A group of homeowners who oppose gated communities in the Grouse Mountain Estates subdivision is seeking to join a lawsuit against the city of Whitefish, supporting the city’s decision to ban the use of permanent gates and asserting their private

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National Forest cabin owners see relief from skyrocketing fees

While last week’s presidential signing of legislation aimed at protecting the North Fork of the Flathead River and the Rocky Mountain Front was lauded by many conservationists and wilderness advocates, around 700 Montana cabin owners had reason to celebrate as

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Older Grouse Mountain subdivision asks to join lawsuit (MT)

A lawsuit over the use of permanent gates in the Grouse Mountain Estates subdivision in Whitefish has a new legal wrinkle.  Grouse Mountain Homeowners Inc. has asked the court to allow the group to intervene in a lawsuit filed against

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Boyne countersuit filed against Shoshone HOA (MT)

In response to the Shoshone Condominium Hotel Owners Association’s lawsuit claiming that it was grossly overcharged for basic services, Boyne USA has filed a countersuit against the group, alleging that it used flawed calculations and an incomplete monitoring system as

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Condo owners (MT) allege price gouging by Boyne

The Shoshone Condominium Hotel Owners Association has filed suit against Boyne USA, alleging the Michigan-based resort company grossly overcharged the association for basic services for years and tried to intimidate the association when it looked into the issue.    Read

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Second lawsuit challenges subdivision well exemption (MT)

In a second challenge of the state’s exempt-well law, a group of Springhill area landowners have sued Gallatin County for approving a subdivision that could siphon water from the wells of nearby homes.    Read more……..

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Bozeman (MT) condo handicap accessibility lawsuit settled

A construction company and developer have agreed to update a Bozeman condominium as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over handicap accessibility.     Read more…….

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Lakeside (MT) residents implore county to maintain road

The county has declined to plow and sand the west end of Adams Street and a short portion of Grayling Road based on a 1983 policy not to accept new roads into the county’s road maintenance network. The maintenance of

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