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December 14, 2021

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

Gardiner Resort Area District Minutes of the Regular Meeting – December 14, 2021 Gardiner Chamber Meeting Room

Chair Parks called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. All members were present, including the Administrative Manager; members of the public in attendance included (but not limited to) the following: JoLynn Sharrow, Nico Wood-Kos, Josh Wells, Dennis McIntosh and Mike Skelton; present via Zoom was Steve Koontz.

Administrative Manager Bush presented the November meeting minutes. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the corrected November minutes. Director Fuhrmann seconded the motion. No discussion wasneeded; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. Administrative Manager Bush presented the current expenses and financial reports for the month. Secretary/Treasurer Stone moved to approve the current expenses and financial reports. Director Gerdes seconded the motion. Secretary/Treasurer Stone asked Manager Bush to have the accountant verify the account line in QuickBooks for the new deposit fees being charged. No further discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Chair Parks welcomed the public to the meeting, explaining that members of the Board can make motions on any of the existing applications. Secretary/Treasurer reported that the District has $510,132.00 available funds for new 2021 appropriations. Rollover applications from 2020 are also being considered.


The following motions were made: Director Fuhrmann moved to approve all rollover applications from 2020: Park County Airport Board $50,000.00 and Gardiner Water District $304,711.00. Secretary/Treasurer Stone seconded the motion. Comments were made supporting these as “worthy” projects that had understandable complications getting them completed. They were initially awarded in good faith; groups should be given the time needed to complete them. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Secretary/Treasurer Stone moved to approve $124,757.00 remaining in Water Districts Schedule 1. Director Fuhrmann seconded the motion. Director Fuhrmann verified with Josh Wells that this amount, along with the approved roll-over would allow the Water District to complete Schedule 1 of their project. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Director Gerdes moved to approve the $100,000.00 Matching Funds application from Greater Gardiner Community Council and the $81,500.00 Gateway Hose application. Vice-Chair Dalling seconded the motion. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the Gardiner Chamber’s application for $1315.00 an AED to be located at the Chamber. Director Fuhrmann seconded the motion.

Comments were made by Jolynn Sharrow that if the Gateway Hose application was funded completely, they would have two AED’s that could be placed in the community and specifically one at the Chamber. Jolynn also offered to provide any training needed to go along with this equipment. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. Secretary/Treasurer Stone moved to approve all three applications from EPAC. Shakespeare for $1475.00, Youth for $4900.00, Strategic Planning for $2500.00 Director Gerdes seconded the motion. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Director Fuhrmann moved to approve $2800.00 for Bear Creek Council and $18,189.00 from the Gardiner Chamber all for Bear Cans. Director Gerdes seconded the motion. Comments were made concerning how needed these are with the increased visitation; how local businesses do pay for their own cans and how complete the Chambers application was by including a plan to maintain and empty the cans located around town. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the Gardiner School’s application for $85,933.00 for playground equipment. Director Gerdes seconded the motion. Comments were made concerning how old the existing structure is and how much the playground is used by the community. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Director Fuhrmann moved to approve both of NYEF’s applications, Grant Writer for $15,000.00 and Connect! Grants Matching Funds for $10,000.00. Secretary/Treasurer Stone seconded the motion. Treasurer Stone highlighted the NYEF intention to, if awarded, put on a grant writers’ workshop to help other local groups acquire this skill. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Vice-Chair Dalling moved to rescind the $1315.00 for the Gardiner Chamber AED, granting the remaining $63.078.00 to the Park County Airport Board for the Runway Project. Director Gerdes seconded the motion. Comments were made by Jolynn Sharrow confirming the offer of an AED for the Chamber. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

Secretary/Treasurer Stone updated the excel spreadsheet to confirm what had been approved so far. Chair Parks gave the Board a chance to review the list and be sure they were all in agreement. No additional comments were made.

Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve Scenario 2 as shown on the spreadsheet Director Fuhrmann seconded the motion. All voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

In Old Business, Secretary/Treasurer Stone reminded the Board of topics for the January meeting: review the advice of legal counsel concerning Guiding businesses and to consider business audits. Chair Parks will draft a letter inviting businesses to the January meeting. Manager Bush will determine an estimate of revenue numbers in the past from Guiding businesses.

In New Business, there will be two Board vacancies coming open in May 2022. The Board discussed recruiting residents to fill these spots. Manager Bush will place ads in January notifying the public ofthese openings. Manager Bush gave a collections update for the 2021 season. Secretary/Treasurer Stone discussed the 2022 District Budget, which she will bring forward in January.

There was no public comment.

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11th at 7:00 PM at the Chamber meeting room. Director Gerdes moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:27PM. Director Fuhrmann seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

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