On May 5, voters decide on a $23.5 million school bond that should nicely position the Big Sky School District (BSSD) for the next 10 years of growth. “Our obligation [to educate students] is too important to be reactive all the time,” BSSD superintendent Dustin Shipman said.
The Cascade area is putting incredible demands on the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) system. Finding groundwater on the mountain to sustain growth is a pressing issue and something the district has been proactively pursuing.
A collaborative effort between Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) and Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) to address wastewater issues in the area moves closer to the ballot.
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 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 Resort Area District (Resort Tax) is now the only taxing authority other than the state of Montana to be collecting taxes from VRBO/HomeShare International – in the nation.
It took real grit and hours on the phone from many interactions with VRBO’s automated system before they found success.
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.
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).
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.
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.