By Tyler Allen, Explorebigsky.com Staff Writer

BIG SKY – The Resort Tax Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and will include an update from Fire Chief William Farhat, a discussion about a future town hall/community meeting, and an update on the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center from Loren Bough.

Bough will report that the WMPAC fundraising effort has secured $1.353 million in pledges. The RTB money allocated for the performing arts center was contingent upon WMPAC meeting its fundraising goals.

“This will allow [the RTB] to release the last $495,000 promised to the [performing arts center],” Bough said. Martel Construction has already broken ground, and the project is underway, he added.

“We’re going to do a little talk about strategic planning that might be interesting [to the public],” said RTB chairman Les Loble. This will be the first board meeting since a consultant was hired to increase the dialogue between the RTB and the Big Sky community.