L ast week the BSRAD board members and staff came together for their monthly meeting for Resort Tax to discuss the successes and feedback form the Community Forum, listen to the results of an audit, get an update from BSCHT on the Riverview project and Rent Local program, and heard about how BASE—the new community center currently under construc
The board members and employees of the Resort Tax (BSRAD) sat down for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to discuss updates. Topics at the meeting included Big Sky Medical Center’s (BSMC) emergency funding request, winter Covid testing for the community, and a variety of small subjects.
Big Sky Medical Center received 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 23.
This allotment will be enough to immunize all Big Sky Medical Center employees who want to and are able to be immunized at this time, Bozeman Health Marketing and Communications System Director Lauren Brendel explained.
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.
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.
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.
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.