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Resort tax roundup

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

Home on the campus

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.

Attorneys and taxes

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.

Resort tax talk

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

Scott Buecker of AE2S Engineering (at podium) spelled out his recommendations for an upgrade to Big Sky’s wastewater treatment system on Nov. 27 during a lengthy meeting that detailed the benefits of a new type of plant that would utilize the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District’s current plant location, would double treatment capacity, and pump out a cleaner product that opens the floodgates to more disposal options.

Avoiding wastewater woes

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. 

Group hikes are a highlight of Lone Peak High School’s back to school Expedition. This year the Freshman class climbed their way up to Garnet Cabin, a former Forest Service fire lookout with views of the Gallatin Canyon, including Lava Lake. Left to right: Carly Wilson, Samantha Suazo, Luke Kitchmayr, John Chadwell, Nate McClain.

Notes from the board

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.

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