The surveys are filtering in for the Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) after the FY21 Spring appropriations. Part of Resort Tax strategic planning is learning and adapting with community needs. Now with FY21 Fall appropriations on the horizon, the team is turning a keen eye on the survey results.
The wet conditions of this 4th of July provided a reprieve for the Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD) during a time of year that typically has the organization on edge. Montana – with its legendary unpredictable weather – is a state that demands preparation. By next spring Big Sky will be better able to face fire season.
Over 10 hours of deliberations over the course of three days allowed Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) to distribute $2,513,372 with its FY21 Spring funding cycle.
Resort Tax Executive Director Daniel Bierschwale said the process went smoothly even with COVID–19 best practices in play.
Some Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) rate payers may see a shift in billing.
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.
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.
A collaborative effort between Big Sky Resort Area District (Resort Tax) and Big Sky County Water and Sewer District (BSCWSD) to address wastewater issues in the area moves closer to the ballot.
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.
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.
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.