Boards

Photo by Jana Bounds

What it takes to serve on a board

Unincorporated Big Sky is unique in a plethora of ways. Many longterm residents say the only reason this beautiful experiment on the mountain has made it is largely due to volunteers. There are people in the community who have continually juggled family demands, work, hobbies and participation with local non profits.

Annexation denied

Annexation of the American Bank or Grizzly Flats building and the adjoining lot into Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) was voted down by a majority at the recent board meeting, with board member Brian Wheeler as the only outlier.The BSCWSD board explained that until upgrades are made to the existing sewer treatment plant and addit

Big Sky County Water and Sewer District board member Brian Wheeler said the Dec. 18 meeting as the most important meeting in the last 25 years for Big Sky. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

A plan to ease the pressure

A bold move for legislation, years of effort and countless meetings. Now, some community members believe they have a plan to help Big Sky find some breathing room.

 

“It was probably the most pivotal meeting I’ve attended in 25 years,” Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCSD) board member Brian Wheeler said.

 

PHOTO COURTESY JIM MUSCAT

Water woes

On the world stage, water is becoming an increasingly valuable player. 

It is back to the drawing board for finding water on the mountain for Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD). 

A photo shared by Big Sky County Water and Sewer District general manager Ron Edwards at the board meeting shows water flowing from test well 2 on the mountain. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Water on the mountain

The quest for water on the mountain was pursued with vigor by Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) in early October in an effort to track the potential for usable water at a strong enough flow to prepare for the impending growth of Big Sky. The board is being proactive and so far, the results are positive. 

The Big Sky County Water and Sewer board discuss findings from the AE2S study that resulted in a rate hearing. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Addressing rate discrepancies

Ryan Graf with AE2S engineering firm teleconferenced with the Big Sky County Water and Sewer (BSCWS) board at the Oct. 22 rate hearing. 

He explained that the study was established to understand and fine-tune a plan to address cost of service incongruities between water and sewer users in the district. 

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