Resort tax

Photo by Jana Bounds

One month to contemplate

The Gallatin River and a move toward infrastructure to protect it have been widely discussed in Big Sky. Soon, voters will decide.

Around 40 people recently attended a virtual meeting about the Gallatin Canyon Wastewater Study. A similar meeting took place last month at Buck’s T-4 with about the same number of people in attendance.

BIG SKY RELIEF

A classic debate of philosphy: do the times define the person or does the person define the times?

Big Sky, known for big skiing, is also known for leaders. Instead of being blindsided by COVID-19 developments, Big Sky’s leadership has been quietly working hard for some time. That foresight is allowing quick and decisive action.

The Big Sky County Water and Sewer board discuss findings from the AE2S study that resulted in a rate hearing. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Addressing rate discrepancies

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. 

Attorney Kim Beatty gestures toward the working redlined document shown on the screen. The board was able to edit section by section. PHOTO BY JANA BOUNDS

Tackling the tedious

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.  

Clarity and transparency

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.

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