Gardiner Resort Area District
Minutes of the Regular Meeting – October 11, 2022
Chair Parks called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM. Richard Parks, Chairman, Greg Dalling, Vice-Chair, Bob Fuhrmann, Secretary/Treasurer, Director Klein, and Director Taylor were all in attendance; Admin Manager, Barbara Bush was present via Zoom. No members of the public were in attendance.
Administrative Manager Bush presented the September meeting minutes. Director Taylor moved to approve the September minutes. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann 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. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the current expenses and financial reports. Director Klein seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.
In Old Business, Chairman Parks updated the Board regarding possible attorney replacements. He will be attempting to contact them and will report back at the November meeting. He and Admin Manager Bush will compile a list of possible accountants to reach out to and will check with the Gardiner Water District for referrals for both.
Director Klein updated the Board concerning the District’s website and its non-functionality for the past month. The problem isn’t readily identifiable, and she recommends that the District look for a professional company to revamp the website and/or create a new one with functionality for collecting funds electronically. Director Klein will send out a few emails to see if any local companies are accepting new clients at this time. The Board recognizes this will come with a cost, but no estimates are available yet.
Admin Manager Bush updated the Board on where Collections stand right now. A Board discussion was centered around the multiple businesses unable to pay that are requesting no late fees/interest be charged. No final decisions were made at this time; however, the Board agrees any decision will apply across the Board to all businesses.
Vice-Chair Dalling stated there is nothing new regarding the Water District boundaries.
Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann updated the Board on his discussion with NPS personnel from Concessions. They understand our concern but also have encouraged CUAs to meet their clients in the park the last couple of years. So, parking in front of the Chamber all day is not a concern for them at this point. If it were the CUAs company vehicle, they would have law enforcement talk with them. No decisions were made at this time and further information is still needed from Park County.
In New Business, Admin Bush notified the Board that the Liability insurance policy would not be renewed. Chair Parks will review the policy to see if it is worth pursuing a new company. Fall meeting dates were confirmed to be the following: November 7th, and December 6th. These will continue to be posted along with appropriation application deadlines.
There was no public comment. The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, November 7th at 7:00 PM at the Gardiner Visitor Center. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.