By Katie Morrison

Recently, the Gallatin County Commission
passed a Resolution of Intent
to create a Big Sky Meadow Trails,
Recreation and Parks Special District.
Prior to passing the final Resolution
and Interlocal Agreement with Gallatin
County, a public comment period
of 30 days is required.
Gallatin County mailed Big Sky/Gallatin
County property owners a notice
last week, informing them of this comment
period. The Big Sky Community
Corporation has also mailed a notice,
which explains the intent and formation
of the district in “plain language.”
BSCC will also host a public meeting
on Wednesday July 13, at noon at the
Big Sky Chapel basement to answer
questions regarding the potential selffunded,
non-taxing district.
The Gallatin County Commission
will hopefully proceed with passing
the resolution for this self-funded
district, barring significant protests
or comments.
The second step of creating the
multijurisdictional district is for the
Madison County Commission to
pass a similar Resolution of Intent
to expand an existing three-square
mile Big Sky Park District that was
created in 1988, strip it of taxing
authority, and enter into an Interlocal
Agreement with Gallatin County
to share the administration of the
districts with a single board of directors.
The Madison County Commission
held a public meeting to expand
the district on Tuesday, June 21, and
has requested a continuation of the
hearing for July 12.
With questions, contact Katie Morrison
at (406) 993-2112 or katie@