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November 18, 2015

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

All Directors being present. Also attending were Ms. Jamison, board attorney, and Ms. Shesky of the Gardiner Chamber. Demaree called the meeting to order at 7 PM.


Parks presented the minutes of the 11 /1O meeting and moved their approval. Laubach seconded the motion. All voted aye.


Jamison opened the hearing on first reading of the proposed ordinance providing for the administration of the Gardiner Resort Area District. A typographical error in Section 15(3), omission of the word "fee", was corrected.


Demaree expressed concern about the draft language in Section 1 (8). Dawson moved, Laubach seconded amending the section to insert "partially or fully" before "occurring" so that the full statement would read (8) "Sale" or "Sold" for purposes of the imposition of the resort tax means where the goods, services or luxuries are purchased or partially or fully occurring. All voted aye.


Parks expressed concern about the draft language in Section 19(2) in as much as it didn't seem to be in accord with the ballot language. Parks moved, seconded by Dailing to amend Section 19(2) to read:" The 5% appropriations for (a) and (c) shall be set aside and separated from the resort tax receipts in subaccounts." All voted aye.


No further concerns were expressed. Dawson moved, Parks seconded advancing the ordinance as amended to 2nd reading. All voted aye.


Directors reported on the progress of their work assignments. Laubach is preparing a second draft of the remittance form based on combining elements from the Big SkyRAD remittance form and his first draft.


Contracting an Administrative Officer is estimated to cost on the order of $6000 annually. Securing a bank account is still in progress and depends primarily on completing acquistion of an EIN. Parks was directed to secure a Post Office Box, the cost ($74) to be reimbursed when the district's funds become available. Demaree was authorized to start on a website, contract a CPA to file for an EIN, and price out "directors and officers" liability coverage.


The next meeting and 2nd reading of the Administrative Ordinance was scheduled for 12/7/2015 in the Chamber Board Room at 7 PM.


Dawson moved adjournment, seconded by Dailing, all voting aye the meeting was adjourned at 9 PM.

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