Special Meeting: First Reading (Hearing) for Administrative Ordinances 2016-1 and 2016-2
Chair Demaree called the meeting to order at 7 PM 2/23/16. All the board members are present. Attorney Jamison is on the phone. There are 5 members of the public present: Bill Berg, Doug McCartney, Joe Gross, Edie Cox, and Kim Kaiser.
Jamison introduced Ordinance 2016-1 , An Ordinance Describing the Procedures for the Enforcement and Collection of the Gardiner Resort Tax. Director Dawson moved, seconded by Director Dailing, to approve the ordinance for second reading (hearing) at the regular meeting of March 8th. The only public comment on the draft was by Mr. McCartney who indicated that it seemed to make sense. All directors voted Aye.
Jamison introduced Ordinance 201 6-2, An Ordinance Describing the Procedure for the Annual and Emergency Appropriation of Resort Tax Funds. There was no pertinent public discussion. Director Dailing moved, seconded by Director Dawson, to approve the ordinance for second reading (hearing) at the regular meeting of March 8th.
Chair Demaree opened the floor to questions from the public. Mr. Kaiser and Mr. Cox had apparently gotten conflicting information from the County Treasurer regarding the definition of when the tax is applied. It was pointed out that since the establishment of the Gardiner Resort Area District the definitions that apply are those contained in the general administrative Ordinance 2015-1.
Bill Berg thanked the board for our work getting the District operational. Business being concluded, Director Laubach moved, seconded by Director Dailing, that we adjourn at 8:30 PM. All voted Aye.