The following is a summary of projects submitted for funding from 2016 taxes collected. Summaries are provided by the applicants. The board will have a Q&A meeting on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at the Gardiner Chamber to learn more. Appropriation decisions will be made at the December meeting.

Gateway Hose Company Fire & Ambulance
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)  $63,480
SCBA units are mandatory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recognized by all Standard setting fire authorities (NFPA). These units are required when possible hazardous respiratory conditions exist such as smoke inhalation during structural/vehicle fires or harmful inhalation during overhaul operations, propane gas releases and working in confined spaces.

Greater Gardiner Community Council
Community Center Renovation               $750,000
This project will stabilize, restore, and modernize the Gardiner Community Center, maintaining its historic character while making it usable for the 21st century.

Greater Gardiner Community Council
Community Center Entry/Foyer Renovation Design   $33,276
This project will develop a design to provide a handicap accessible entrance to the facility with handicap accessible restrooms and a wheel chair lift. The plan will include construction documents, project budget, and timeline for the proposed renovation.

Greater Gardiner Community Council
Project Name: Community Center Hazardous Materials Abatement        $107,450
This project will develop a plan for the abatement of known hazardous materials in the Gardiner Community Center. This will be for the removal of hazardous materials identified in 2015. The plan will include hazardous material abatement documents, project budget, timeline for the proposed hazardous material abatement, and abatement oversight.

Spay Neuter Project
2017 Spay and Neuter Gardiner Initiative         $500
Provide a low-cost option for spay or neuter and/or vaccination services for underserved pet and free roaming/feral cat and dog populations within the Gardiner Resort Area District.

Electric Peak Arts Council
Youth Initiative         $1,950
Electric Peak Arts Council is working to create a youth initiative that will include in-school workshops, free admission to shows for students and a performance/workshop chosen in coordination with a student group. Increasing youth participation in arts program was one of the major priorities identified in our strategic plan.

Electric Peak Arts Council
Shakespeare in the Parks 2017 $1,300
The Electric Peaks Arts Council is asking for support from the Gardiner Resort Area District to offer Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) in the summer of 2017.

Electric Peak Arts Council
Stage Curtains        $5,589
The Gardiner School is the hub of activity for the community of Gardiner. The stage area is the multi-purpose room is used by many community organizations, including the Electric Peak Arts Council (EPAC). The curtains on the school’s stage are in disrepair and need to be replaced.

Bear Creek Council
Bear Aware Trash Bins    $15,044
Bear Aware Trash Bins will provide accessible disposal of garbage for locals through residential bear receptacles and provide “public” receptacles for everyone to dispose of garbage that keeps the environment clean and safe for bears, as well as other wildlife. Using these safe bins will provide a safe environment for humans and wildlife.

Gardiner Water District
Hydrant Replacement       $53,400
The Gardiner-Park County Water District is a local government agency that supplies drinking water to Gardiner. The District was formed in 1965.
The Gardiner Resort Area District Public Record Book is now available for viewing at the Gardiner Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. This book includes ballot information, election results, resolutions, meeting minutes, and board information.