Chair Parks called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. All members were present, including the Administrative Manager; there were no members of the public present.
Administrative Manager Bush presented the February meeting minutes. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the February minutes. Director Dawson seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.
Administrative Manager Bush presented the current expenses for the month and explained the deposit error with her check from the District in February. Secretary/Treasurer Stone moved to approve this month’s expenses. Director Gerdes seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.
Chair Parks shared with the Board the news that Jessi Gerdes was the only nominee for the open Board seat; therefore, no election will be needed. She will be officially sworn in at the April meeting.
Chair Parks updated the Board regarding SB241. He attended the hearing and testified up in Helena. There seemed to be good support for the bill, including the Bozeman hospital. Other districts present included West Yellowstone, Big Sky and Red Lodge. Letters of support were received from all resort tax districts in the state. One party from Great Falls voiced their opposition.
In Old Business, Director Gerdes discussed changes to the Application for Funds for our next appropriation cycle. This will be a continuing discussion at the April meeting. Secretary/Treasurer Stone and Manager Bush presented updated letters to be sent to businesses in May in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 tax season. Changes/edits were discussed and Manager Bush will get the letters finalized.
In New Business, Chair Parks would like to change the May meeting date to May 6th. Manager Bush updated the Board on appropriation payments. Vice-Chair Dalling discussed all being on the look-out for new businesses to contact for the upcoming tax season.
There was no public comment.
The next meeting will be held on April 9th at 7:00 PM. Future meeting dates agreed upon were: May 6th and June 4th. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:44PM. Director Gerdes seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.