By Tim Leeds
An open house is scheduled for Wednesday at the Havre-Hill County Library meeting room for the public to view current proposals on a fence in Beaver Creek Park.
Notated maps with the proposed location of the fence will be posted at the open house, which will run from 4-8 p.m. The Department of Transportation maps will show the recommendations of the commissioners' advisory committee where the fence should be placed.
There will be sheets provided for the public to make written comments about the proposal. The public has until June 10 to make written comments and get them to the Hill County Commissioners' office in the county courthouse.
Montana Department of Transportation representatives plan to attend the open house.
The fence is required under state regulations in order to receive state funding to improve the highway through the park. The state requires that cattle grazing in the park are kept away from the highway for safety reasons.
Hill County Commissioner Doug Kaercher said the earliest any action would be taken to build the fence or improve the highway would be the summer of 2001.
Hill County Commissioner Kathy Bessette said nothing on the fence is final at this point.