Board of Directors of Big Sky Trails, Recreation and Parks District (BSTRP)
Do you love Big Sky’s trails, recreational areas and parks?
If so, please read on and take the survey noted below.
Big Sky is a special place, and one of the things that makes it special are its trails, recreational areas and parks. Our community has more than 27 miles of publicly accessible trails, 95 acres of parks, open space and recreational areas, as part of the Big Sky Trails, Recreation and Parks District (BSTRP). Every year, more than $1M is required to maintain and operate these community assets.
Shared Long-Term Funding Plan
BSTRP is seeking to create a long-term funding plan to maintain these community assets for all to enjoy, using both monies from resort tax funding plus an annual assessment for all parcel owners within the district.
As part of the BSRAD FY24 funding cycle, BSTRP has now received a one-year financial commitment directly from BSRAD for $1.124M to cover the costs of facilitation and maintenance of trails, recreational areas and parks including a portion of the maintenance of BASE community center. In addition, BSTRP is asking the Gallatin and Madison County Commissions to approve an annual $88.62 assessment that would be added to each parcel’s county tax bill.
Cost Per Parcel
This cost per parcel would equate to less than 25 cents a day. This assessment will be a supplement to the funding received by BSRAD and will cover 50% of the ongoing costs of operations and maintenance of trails, recreational areas and parks within the Big Sky Trails, Recreation and Parks District’s boundaries.
BSTRP will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 5-6 pm to answer any questions you may have. The meeting will be held outside in the BASE courtyard (or inside BASE if there’s rain). Please join us.