With cups of hot coffee and an early start to the day, the BSWSD kicked off their monthly virtual meeting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
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.
Despite public letters urging support for the proposed RiverView Apartment complex, the Montana Board of Housing did not award the Big Sky Community Housing Trust’s (BSCHT) request for $6.7 million dollars in federal funding to support the project on Monday, Oct. 18.
The RiverView Apartments project cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday. The potential affordable housing project on the old American Bank property was voted to be annexed into the water and sewer district. The Big Sky County Water and Sewer District No.
The Big Sky School District (BSSD) board recently voted to extend the mask requirement in the school. The BSSD COVID-19 surveillance testing dashboard indicates a rise in cases from previous weeks. BSSD Superintendent Dr. Dustin Shipman said he does not have a theory on the origin of the cases.
In early February Montana Rivers, Gallatin Wildlife Association, and Cottonwood Environmental Law Center – deemed “Community Groups'' filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction, urging the United States District Court for the District of Montana to take action before May 1 to prevent the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District 363 (BSCWSD) from a
Big Sky Resort Area District (BSRAD) keeps the wheels of Big Sky moving by use of a luxury tax. Since 1993, the district has awarded nearly $73.2 million to area organizations. To facilitate those allocations there has been a time-intensive application process, demanding of both applicants and the board.
Covid-19 related group gathering restrictions have been loosened. The Gallatin City-County Board of Health unanimously approved a motion to amend a public health rule pertaining to COVID-19 during a special meeting on March 12. The motion was made by board member Christopher Coburn and seconded by board member I-Ho Pomeroy.
The Big Sky County Water and Sewer District 363 (BSCWSD) has been engaged in a strategic legal dance typical of lawsuits since Earth Day of 2020.
In areas of heavy development, particularly on mountain tops, water becomes liquid gold. Recently, the Big Sky County Water and Sewer District 363 board learned of a trickle of hope in a water rush that had proven continuously disappointing.