(HAMILTON)- The hearings are about over. Now it's time for the Ravalli County commissioners to decide what to do with a controversial ranch proposal in the northern Bitterroot Valley.
The owners of the Legacy Ranch are hoping to revive a project first proposed several years ago but shelved with the downturn in the housing market. They want the county's approval of the major subdivision to put over 600-homes on the 500-acre tract.
But during hearings last week, most of the people at public hearings in Hamilton and Lone Rock blasted the project and its potential impact on the rural character in that section of the valley. A few speakers argued it was a good project that would provide more affordable housing.
Monday morning commissioners are set to hear the rebuttal comments from the developers and then start debating what action to take on the proposal.