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2009 MOU WHITEHALL & JEFFCO PLANNING BOARDSMEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Whereas the Town of Whitehall, Montana, is within Jefferson County, Montana, and has a town planning board that is statutorily authorized to exercise planning jurisdiction within the town limits of Whitehall, and, Whereas Jefferson County, Montana has a planning board that is statutorily authorized to exercise planning jurisdiction in those areas of the county that are outside the town limits of Whitehall, and Whereas, Jefferson County and the Town of Whitehall understand that planning decisions made by one entity may affect the other, and Whereas, Jefferson County and the Town of Whitehall now intend to cooperate together in discussing planning issues in instances where both jurisdictions may be impacted, as well as in those instances where one jurisdiction believes that it is beneficial to its interest to involve the other jurisdiction, now, Wherefore, Jefferson County and the Town of Whitehall hereby enter into this Memorandum of Understanding to the following effect: That each planning board and each planning department agree to enter into discussions and to meet jointly in those instances where in the opinion of one jurisdiction it is in its best interest to: (1) obtain or to share planning information, or (2) to discuss planning issues that may have an effect on both jurisdictions. Provided, however, that each jurisdiction hereby expressly reserves all rights, jurisdictional or otherwise, granted to it by statute. TOWN OF WHITEHALL Approved by the Whitehall Town Council this 13` day of October, 2009 JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION Approved by the Jefferson Co ty Commission this Tomas E. Lythgoe Ch ' , Board of Commissioners Ken Weber, Jefferson County Commissioner Dave Kirsch, Jefferson County Commissioner ATTEST: _yday of December, 2009 Clerk of Board -