Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) and Big Sky Resort Area Tax District (Resort Tax) have formally embraced a spirit of collaboration to face one of Big Sky’s more pressing issues.
As Big Sky greeted the first major snowstorm of the season on Oct. 9, Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) held its regular meeting at the Big Sky Water and Sewer building. The board ran through the first reading of the newly amended Ordinance 98-01 or the taxability ordinance.
Lane Wintermute, senior associate with Emergency Services Consulting International guided the Big Sky Fire District (BSFD) board through the Long Range Master Plan Update on Sept. 25. The study assesses and projects up to 2025.
“There’s been a lot of change in this community,” he said.
Big Sky Resort Area District Board (BSRAD) had a special meeting on Sept. 20 to work through the amendment of the current taxability ordinance – Ordinance 98-01 to include all alcohol and tobacco sold in the district and to clean-up ambiguous language within the ordinance.
Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) board found themselves in a continuous onslaught of numbers at the July 16 board meeting. Number crunching was the name of the game as they were walked through the current water and sewer rates and a recent rate design study conducted by engineering firm AE2S.
Big Sky County Water and Sewer District made moves that were essential to moving things forward with wastewater treatment plant expansion at the July 16 board meeting.
Membrane Bioreactor decision
Alcohol and tobacco tax – known as sin tax – has been bouncing in and out of Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board (Resort Tax) meetings as a long and tedious dance – the taxable definition amended in the taxability ordinance one year and then altered again a few years later.
The Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) board discussed the Mountain View Well Exploration at the July 16 board meeting.
As Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) general manager Ron Edwards pointed out at the June 18 board meeting, something called a membrane bioreactor is at the heart of most municipal water treatment plants.
Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board (Resort Tax) is looking into amending the local ordinance regarding alcohol and tobacco sales. Currently, the 3 percent resort tax only applies to alcohol sold in restaurants, but, by the start of the 2019/2020 ski season, residents could expect a shift to all alcohol and tobacco sold.