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.
A win-win quid pro quo kind of deal was initially discussed about six months ago and has reached fruition: land for SFEs (water).
Both the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) and Big Sky Community Organization have large projects coming down the pike and found a mutually beneficial agreement.
The momentum for Senate Bill 241, an effort to allow Montana’s resort tax communities to vote on an option to raise their resort tax rate by a percent to fund infrastructure projects, continues to build in Helena.
On March 18 Montana senators voted 33 to 16 in favor of SB 241, with one senator excused.
Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of last week’s coverage of the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District Board of Directors most recent meeting, in which the board agreed to look into other options pertaining to wastewater treatment.
The February 19 Big Sky County Water & Sewer District board meeting saw an unexpected turn – and big victory for the environmental groups that had sent a letter to the board threatening legal action several weeks ago in an attempt to “protect the Gallatin.”
The Big Sky County Water & Sewer District January board meeting was a little more contentious than usual. One reason was a threat of legal action from environmentalists.
The Big Sky Resort Area District Tax Board meeting on January 9 covered a lot of ground. The board sifted through updates on the Big Sky Community Strategic Plan, staffing structure, and communicating their legislative efforts effectively. Here’s a glimpse of the discussions.
Big Sky Community Strategic Plan