Resort tax

Filling the void

Resort Tax Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale said a few months ago that pressures of COVID-19 have revealed that organizations need to diversify funding sources. Resort Tax funding is not a guarantee, particularly since resort tax is so heavily dependent on tourism – something that does not often bode well during a pandemic.

More asks than money

The Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) Fall Funding Cycle is set to have final appropriations by Nov. 12. after two meetings. This is the first year funding has been split into spring and fall, but COVID-19 presented so many unknowns that the board decided to show caution.

Conservative optimism

COVID-19 has caused organizations to sift through budgets with prudence. Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) has asked for that kind of budgetary scrutiny from its applicants. The organization is holding itself equally as accountable.

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.

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