Egan Slough Ballot Initiative Passes

Egan Slough Ballot Initiative Passes

News Type: State Source: Flathead Beacon
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Flathead County voters turned out in overwhelming favor of an expanded zoning district near Creston on Tuesday, a move they hope will preclude development of a controversial water-bottling plant proposed by a local landowner.

A total of 17,527 voters, or 70 percent, turned out in favor of expanding the district, while 7,552 voted against it.

Dubbed Initiative 17-01 on the June 5 primary election ballot, the measure will expand the 1,150-acre Egan Slough Zoning District first designated in 2002 to include an additional 530 acres. Land added to the district, which now includes the site of the proposed bottling facility, is zoned to restrict certain industrial uses and limits lot sizes to 80-acre minimums.