top of page

December 2023

Chairman Parks called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Chairman Richard Parks, Greg Dalling, Vice-Chair, Bob Fuhrmann, Secretary/Treasurer, Director Beth Taylor, Director Bianca Klein and Admin Manager Barbara Bush were present. Public members in attendance were (but not limited to) Jolynn Sharrow, Robert Kopeland, Maria Koppelberger and Becky Smith.

 

Administrative Manager Bush presented the November meeting minutes. Director Taylor moved to approve the November minutes. Director Klein seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. Administrative Manager Bush presented the current expenses and financial reports for the month. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann moved to approve the current expenses and financial reports, with the addition of check # 1392.  Director Taylor seconded the motion.  A last-minute request for funds from the Gardiner Chamber was added to the expense list, check # 1392 for $91,495.00 from the Chamber Operating Account; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

 

Chairman Parks explained the appropriation process.  Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann explained the available funds – Capital Improvement account $475,987.00; Community Service account $45,777.00; extra funds from the ending of the VC Capital account $102,316.00; equaling a total of $624,080.00 to appropriate.

 

A discussion was held concerning the Gardiner Chamber’s last-minute request to use the remaining $1456.00 from their previous appropriation to put towards their new signage project application. Director Taylor moved to approve the Chamber’s request to add $1456.00 to the signage application, making that application a total of $5456.00. Vice-Chair Dalling seconded the motion. No further discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

 

Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann confirmed there was a total of $624,080.00 available to appropriate with only $573,460.00 in applications (a difference of $50,620.00).

 

Director Taylor moved to approve all applications, including the rollover request.

Vice-Chair Dalling seconded the motion. A discussion was had concerning the extra funds; suggestions included adding amounts to the current applications and/or somehow using those funds for long-term housing initiatives. It was decided that all ideas being discussed, while being merit worthy, were not part of any application before the Board. A vote was taken on the original motion; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. Applications funded, with amounts listed below.

 

Electric Peaks Arts Council – Shakespeare in the Parks - $1700.00

            Electric Peaks Arts Council – Youth Initiative - $4600.00

            Gardiner Chamber – Public Restroom Facility Upgrade - $2231.00

            Gardiner Chamber – Signage - $5456.00

            Gardiner Chamber – Snow Removal - $6750.00

            Gardiner Chamber – Public Refuse Service - $ 5460.00

            Gardiner Water/Sewer – Storage Tank, Water Main Replace - $376,000

            Gateway Hose Co – Multiple Priorities, Operations - $61,278.00

            *Gateway Hose Co – Improved Operations Tempus Monitor - $36,269.00

            Greater Gardiner CC – Cushing/Terrell Grant - $74,985.00

            North Yell Educ Foundation – Grant Writer - $15,000.00

            North Yell Educ Foundation – Connect! Grants Match Funds - $20,000.00

            *Indicates a rollover request.

 

In Old Business, Director Klein and Vice-Chair Dalling updated the Board on the state-wide resort tax meeting that was held in October 2023. Highlights included a new state law allowing resort districts to use funding for Affordable Housing; many cities in Montana are pushing for a local option sales tax; enforcement efforts concerning short-term rentals; pooling resources such as attorneys and auditors and the use of Black Mountain software. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann brought the new stickers with him! They turned out very nice. Admin Manager Bush will begin distributing them as needed.

A discussion was had concerning making changes to the Ordinance and possibly its renewal. This topic will be discussed again in January. Admin Bush will send letters to the three delinquent accounts requesting payment in January; the next step will be to send them to legal counsel for collection.

 

In New Business, Admin Manager Bush notified Vice-Chair Dalling and Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann that their terms are up in May of 2024.

Public comment included “Thank You” to the Board for the work they do for the Gardiner community.

 

The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9th at 7:00 PM at the Gardiner Chamber.  Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:18 PM. Vice-Chair Dalling seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.


2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

March 2024

Chairman Parks called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Chairman Richard Parks, Greg Dalling, Vice-Chair, Bob Fuhrmann, Secretary/Treasurer, Director Beth Taylor, Director Bianca Klein were present. A

February 2024

Chairman Parks called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.  Chairman Richard Parks, Greg Dalling, Vice-Chair, Bob Fuhrmann, Secretary/Treasurer, Director Beth Taylor, Director Bianca Klein were present. A

January 2024

Chairman Parks called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Chairman Richard Parks, Greg Dalling, Vice-Chair, Bob Fuhrmann, Secretary/Treasurer, Director Beth Taylor, Director Bianca Klein and Admin Manag

コメント


bottom of page