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Ravalli County Museum Public Service Announcement - reduction in hours of operation
The Ravalli County Museum and Historical Society, has decided to reduce Museum hours for several months to make needed improvements. The items being addressed are to the structure itself and as well take the time to refurbish and refresh exhibit galleries and update work spaces. One of our substantial exhibit areas will be shut for some time due to an electrical fire that occurred several weeks ago. The Lewis and Clark Meet the Salish Discovery Room originally underwritten by Rob and Terry Ryan, received some collateral damage to the ceiling and the entire room now needs to be rewired. A significant undertaking. During these winter months it seems prudent to rejuvenate exhibit galleries upstairs and continue with infrastructure work in the area of computer upgrades and software systems while streamlining the adjacent workstations. The end result will be better access to the remarkable storehouse of information and archival documents and a review of the interpretation in some of our permanent exhibits. As well we are looking to install innovative new exhibits in our rotating spaces. Virtual tours and their accompanying components will become part of our day to day installations. We have opted to remain open on Saturdays from 9-4 in order to continue to offer access to our Children and Family Activities every Saturday from 10-12 and as well allow for entree to the exhibit spaces and rooms which are not being refurbished at this time.
Community support allows the Museum to serve as a gathering place for arts and culture, building experience and lifelong learning. We are adapting our education program, lectures series and activities to meet the current needs of students and families. We are curating relevant and unique exhibits and finding new ways to share them. And we are caring for this historic building that is housing your treasured artifacts and is a repository for our common history. We want to share all of this with you.
We, the staff, volunteers, the Historical Society Board will ensure we are ready to welcome you back in the spring to start making noteworthy memories again. This has been a difficult year and we have appreciated your continued care and goodwill. We will emerge as a strong entity committed to the stewardship and cultivation of Montana’s rich and unique history and its backstory. Our mission to preserve, share, celebrate and capture our collective history remains steadfast. By doing this we help keep the magic of arts, culture and education alive, thriving, and part of your life and in our community. It is important to take a breath and think of the past year, as we remember to thank you for your patronage.
RESOLUTION NO. 4239
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 2021 RAVALLI COUNTY BURN SEASON
AND RELATED BURN PERMIT PROGRAM
WHEREAS, Section 7-33-2205, MCA, provides that the County governing body may, at its discretion, establish controlled burning season annually, during which, subject to Section 76-13-121, a person may not ignite or set a fire, including a slash-burning fire, land-clearing fire, debris-burning fire, or open fire within the county protection area on any residential or commercial property, forest, range, or croplands without having obtained an official written permit or permission to ignite or set a fire from the recognized protection agency for that protection area; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Ravalli County Commissioners held a duly noticed public meeting in order to take public comment and establish a Ravalli County Burn Season;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the RAVALLI COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS does hereby establish a local fire season, authorized under Section 7-33-2205, MCA, beginning March 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that during the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, a person must obtain a permit on-line at www.burnpermits.mt.gov or in person at the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office, and activate said permit on-line at www.burnpermits.mt.gov or by calling 1-866-212-6318 prior to igniting any fire referred to above. And that during the period from December 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022 a person must obtain documentation from the State of Montana Department of Environmental Quality authorizing burning during that period and present that documentation to the recognized fire protection jurisdiction in Ravalli County.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a person violating the terms of this Resolution shall be subject to a fine of up to and including $500, pursuant to 7-33-2206, MCA, and shall be subject to reimbursing the costs incurred for any fire suppression activities resulting from the illegal fire, pursuant to 7-33-2205, MCA.
PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 18TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2021.
BOARD OF RAVALLI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS