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
David Magistrelli of Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin Valley attended the Big Sky School District Board of Directors meeting on January 14, distributing map printouts to board members conveying the preliminary location of two tri-plex homes, which would ultimately create six units of teacher housing on school property.
The decision was made at the December 21 Big Sky Resort Area District Board of Directors meeting to move forward in drafting legislation with Taylor Luther Group, PLLC that – if approved at the legislative session – would raise the threshold of resort tax at the state level from three to four percent.
Highlights of the December 12 Big Sky Resort Area Tax District board meeting include fees for paper remittances, changes in staffing structure and developments in resort tax legislation. We know not everyone can make these meetings, so here’s a rundown on what was covered.
Paper remittance fee begins Feb. 1
In what turned out to be a five-plus hour discussion, the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District board of directors, led by consultant Scott Buecker, held a community meeting on Nov. 27 to discuss the brass tacks of the recently-completed wastewater treatment plant upgrade study.
New faculty introductions were in order before getting down to business at the Big Sky School District Board of Directors regular meeting on the afternoon of Sept. 11. The new faces hailed from Connecticut, Miami, Las Vegas and beyond.
Beginning Sept. 1, 2018, the Resort Tax District will implement its delinquent tax collector procedure. The procedure applies to all businesses and selling goods and services subject to resort tax in the District. If a business fails to remit taxes it is deemed delinquent and the District will take a series of steps to compel payment.