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Board Meeting March 8, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Posted: 02/19/2017

Meetings are held in the Resort Tax Office located at 11 Lone Peak Drive, Suite 204 in Big Sky, MT.

All are welcome to attend. See the agenda below.


Penny for Housing Draft Bill

Posted: 02/01/2017

See attached.


Important Dates

Posted: 07/13/2016

Following are the application due date, appropriation sessions and board meeting dates. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

April 5 (Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.): Board Meeting
May 1 (Monday by 3:00 p.m.):...


2016-17 Final Appropriations

Posted: 06/27/2016

Thank you to all that participated in this year's appropriation process. From the organizations to the public comment, all input was appreciated. Your time and dedication make Big Sky the place...


Q&A Video Recording and Summary

Posted: 06/08/2016

The June 6th Q&A meeting in the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center was live-streamed and video recorded by Explore Big Sky. We encourage you to view the meeting and witness the interactive...


The 2017 Appropriations Process has begun! Please CLICK HERE to learn what services, programs and projects Big Sky's organizations are seeking to accomplish by applying for resort tax funds.

Posted: 06/06/2016

You're almost there. Please CLICK HERE to continue to the information.


Newly Elected Board Members

Posted: 11/04/2015

Mike Scholz, Jamey Kabisch and Kevin Germain were elected to the Resort Tax Board for a four year term through May 2020. The official results became available after the canvass Monday,...


Candidate Debate

Posted: 09/23/2015

See the debate online here: http://www.explorebigsky.com/video-big-sky-resort-area-district-tax-board-candidate-debate/16778

The debate took place October 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. The debate's objective was to introduce voters to candidates, three of whom will be, in part, responsible...


Resort Tax Board Candidates

Posted: 09/23/2015

Article from Explore Big Sky:

Candidate filing for three of the five seats on the Big Sky Resort Area District Board of Directors closed on Thursday, Aug. 20 ahead of the general...


How to Vote

Posted: 09/23/2015

The election will be conducted solely by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible registered voters in the District on October 14, 2015 and may be returned by each...


November 2015 Resort Tax Board Election

Posted: 06/11/2015

The Resort Tax Board serves on a voluntary basis and oversees all aspects of collection and appropriation of Big Sky's local 3% sales tax. The board meets monthly, reviews applications for...


Applications Summary

Posted: 04/06/2015


2015-2016 Appropriation Applications Are In

Posted: 04/05/2015

Following are the individual Appropriation Applications applying for 2015-2016 funding.

Question and Answer Session May 13
Final Appropriations June 10

Both meetings are at 1:00 p.m. in the Big Sky...


Ordinance 98-01, as amended effective June 1, 2015

Posted: 02/11/2015

Ordinance No. 98-01, as amended will be effective June 1, 2015 for the Big Sky Resort Area District. Ordinance 98-01, as amended is the Ordinance providing for the general administration of...


Ordinance 2014-01 effective October 12, 2014

Posted: 09/10/2014

Ordinance No. 2014-01, as amended will be effective October 12, 2014 for the Big Sky Resort Area District. Ordinance 2014-01 is the Ordinance providing for the use of the Big Sky...


Summer Vendor Information

Posted: 05/23/2014

See the following vendor information and contact the office if you have questions.


Ordinance 98-01, as amended effective April 11, 2014

Posted: 03/25/2014

Ordinance No. 98-01, as amended will be effective April 11, 2014 for the Big Sky Resort Area District. Ordinance 98-01, as amended is the Ordinance providing for the general administration of...


Join Us: Town Hall Meeting II: Mar. 13th at 7p in the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center

Posted: 02/26/2014

In the spirit of working Better Together, the board is hosting two Town Hall Meetings February 13th and March 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. The...


Public Notice, Agenda and Copy of Ordinance 98-01 with Amendments for Thurs, Feb 13 Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 01/29/2014

Big Sky Community Members:

The elected Resort Tax Board relies solely on the imagination, energy and skills of the members of our community when spending the limited but respectable amount of taxes...


Setting Records: Resort Tax Update

Posted: 01/15/2014

The Resort Tax Board is proud to report the following facts from the District’s fiscal year:
- 2013 gross taxable sales were up 11% over 2012.
- 2013 tax collections were the highest...


Resort Tax 2013 Elections

Posted: 10/04/2013

Congratulations to Heather Budd, Ginna Hermann and Jeff Strickler. They will join Mike Scholz and Jamey Kabisch on the Resort Tax Board of Directors. Sincere appreciation to Les Loble for eight...


Resort Tax 2013-2014 Final Appropriations

Posted: 06/12/2013


2013-2014 Appropriation Applications

Posted: 04/03/2013


Town Hall Meeting II: Recap

Posted: 02/11/2013

See the Big Sky Weekly article here:


Agenda: Town Hall Meeting II: February 11

Posted: 02/07/2013

Join us February 11th
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Montana Room at Buck's T-4's Restaurant Complex

The board will summarize tax expenditures that are helping the community today and project three-year future demands on the...


Questions and Answers from Town Hall Meeting I

Posted: 02/07/2013


Organizational Survey Compilation

Posted: 02/06/2013


Town Hall Meeting I: Recap

Posted: 01/25/2013

See the Big Sky Weekly article here:


Notes from the First Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 01/24/2013



Posted: 01/06/2013

This survey requests information on each Resort Tax Applicant organizations goals, needs, and challenges, which includes funding and cash flow requirements for at least the next three years along with the...


Donations and Resort Tax: What Applies?

Posted: 02/22/2012

With the winter season in full swing, the Big Sky Resort Area District Board extends community appreciation to the businesses and lodging establishments collecting the Resort Tax. Since collections are invested...


A Year in Review: 2011

Posted: 02/16/2012

As we approach two decades of service, the Big Sky Resort Area District Board would like to thank the local businesses and lodging establishments collecting the 3% tax. Their efforts provide...


Update from the Big Sky Resort Area District

Posted: 01/23/2012

Big Sky Businesses: On behalf of the Big Sky Resort Area District Board of Directors, I wish you a prosperous New Year. We’d also like to thank you for your time...


BSRAD 2011 Election Preliminary Results

Posted: 10/21/2011

The following are the preliminary results of the 2011 BSRAD Board Election. These results will be canvased on Thursday, after which they will become official. If the tie between Bough...


2011-12 Appropriations Results

Posted: 06/23/2011

A detailed spreadsheet of this year's results can be found on the "Resort Tax Funding" page. Simply click on the phrase in the above black bar. Thanks to Ron...


Notice to All Property Owners-UPDATED

Posted: 06/30/2010


UPDATE: As of the summer 2010 season, the District office has resolved 80% of the online listings for short-term rentals. The office is continually working on this effort. ...


Resort Tax Survey Results

Posted: 05/25/2010

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Resort Tax Survey! We had an outstanding response from the Big Sky community with 807 respondents. Below is the link to...

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