Resort tax

BSRAD board and Resort Tax staff meet for last time in 2021

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

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.

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