It is no surprise that use of the Ennis Big Sky Airport is on the rise, and has been in recent years. In fact, the growth rate has been around 30 percent per year for the last few years, according to Lance Bowser, engineer with Robert Peccia & Associates, the firm that handles engineering and construction on Madison County’s airports.
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The Ennis School Board met on March 8 to discuss new hires and rehires, legislative updates, revising the first aid/CPR class and resort taxes.
A resort tax legislation is currently in the works, according to Kevin Germain with Lone Mountain Land Company and Virginia City Mayor Scott Petersen, who asked for support from the Madison County Commissioners to get a bill to the Capitol.
MT Highway 64, which branches off U.S. Highway 191 and goes to Big Sky, has not been the subject of a Montana Department of Transportation speed study since the early 90s.
Madison, Gallatin county commissioners meet in Big Sky
Commissioners from Gallatin and Madison counties, representatives of entities like Ennis Schools, Madison Valley Medical Center and Madison Valley Conservation District, and community members from Big Sky and Madison County attended the presentation, because a subcommittee of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce is researching the possibility of implementing two TEDDs around Big Sky.
On Thursday, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality reported a storage pond spill in Big Sky released an estimated 35 million gallons of sewage water into the Gallatin River.
One of those non-traditional families
Earlier this month around 25 people gathered at the Madison County Administrative Building in Virginia City to hear a presentation about Targeted Economic Development Districts (TEDD) and Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Janet Cornish and Lynette Windemaker, who work with Community Development Services of Montana, ran the work session.
In November, the Big Sky Fire Department released a master plan report, which has been in the works since April 2015.