Chair Parks called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. All members were present, including the Administrative Manager; Bob Fuhrmann was present as a member of the public.
The oath of office was taken by Bob Fuhrmann and notarized by Julie Rehmer; Bob Fuhrmann joined the Board as its newest Director. His term expires in May 2024.
Administrative Manager Bush presented the September meeting minutes. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the August minutes from both meetings. Director Gerdes 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 Stone moved to approve the current expenses and financial reports. Director Gerdes seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.
In Old Business, Chair Parks updated the Board concerning the 1% mail-in ballot measure.
Everything has been completed on this end and Park County will handle the public announcements and will send the District a bill for the election. Ballots will be mailed out on November 18th and must be received by the election’s office by December 8th. Chair Parks will be pursuing an announcement through the Livingston Enterprise.
Director Gerdes updated the Board regarding the District website. It has been successfully migrated over to a separate account and seems to be working well. There were a couple of days that it was down, but it is up and working at this point.
Admin Manager Bush updated the Board on collections for the 2020 season. One formal delinquent notice will go out in certified mail this week; one account has just paid for the entire season and one account is sending checks this week to bring their account up to date and paid in full.
In New Business, Secretary/Treasurer Stone updated the Board on another change with tax collections for VRBO/Homeaway platform used by most vacation rental owners. Owners nowhave options that include VRBO collecting resort tax for owners. Exactly how this will work remains to be seen, Secretary/Treasurer Stone will continue researching how this change came about; are they clear it is only for the 4 months and how might we get it changed, should the resort tax rate change to 4%.
In other New Business, Secretary/Treasurer Stone updated the Board on Lodging Rev/MuniRevs software being explored by Park County Commissioner Bill Berg to increase visitor safety in our county. The presented proposal still appears to be cost prohibitive unless CARES ACT funds from Park County could be used.
There was no public comment.
The November 10th meeting and the December 10th meeting will both be held in the breakfast room at the Super 8 motel to provide a larger space for social distancing. Both meetings will also be available via Zoom. The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Super 8 motel. Director Gerdes moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 PM. Director Fuhrmann seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.