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Boro agenda light last week

The Sept. 1 meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meet was fairly short, ending before 8 p.m. The assembly heard the quarterly report for the KPB School District from Superintendent Sean...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    January 29, 2015

Boro discusses where to allow marijuana grows

The Jan. 20 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting day began at 3:15 p.m. with committee meetings, followed by dinner sponsored Regional Citizens Advisory Council, the watchdog group that was formed...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    December 18, 2014

Flood mitigation on East Peninsula is top priority

Our only meeting this month on Dec. 9 was very brief, as we had no ordinances up for public hearing, and all resolutions and ordinances for introduction were on the consent agenda. The new KPB School...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    October 2, 2014

Boro assembly votes in appropriations

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly held it’s annual meeting in Homer on Sept. 16, which began with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem sung by Kyle Schneider and members of the Homer...

 

Assembly appropriates funds, accepts grants

Our Sept. 2 meeting was dominated by ordinances (11) accepting and appropriating grants from the state totaling over $6 million. All were passed by unanimous consent, including $500,000 for the...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    July 31, 2014

Public testimony convinces borough, bed tax on ballot

Our second July meeting echoed the first, as we heard hours of public testimony and adjourned just before midnight. The ordinance with the most input and discussion was Ordinance 2014-25, which places...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    July 10, 2014

Borough assembly considering new bed tax

July 1, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting Report We had a full audience, with much public testimony, and our meeting ended just before midnight. The bulk of the testimony was about Ordinance 2014-25, the...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    May 29, 2014

Baseline school funding set, BCFSA-USFS agreement approved

At the May 20 regular meeting, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard presentations from the Central Peninsula Hospital (their quarterly report) and the Friendship Mission in Kenai. The mission...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    May 15, 2014

Boro OKs flood funding

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member’s afternoon began at 1 p.m. on May 5 with a budget presentation by Finance Director Craig Chapman. He outlined the highlights of the fiscal year 2015 boro...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    April 24, 2014

Assembly takes up raises in Seward

April 15 was the annual meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in Seward, which was a nice treat for me and seemed to be enjoyable for the rest of the assembly and other borough folks who...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    April 10, 2014

Assembly considers compensation changes

Assembly considers compensation changes The committee portion of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s afternoon began with a teleconference with Borough legislative delegates. The assembly was...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    March 27, 2014

Unincorporated areas cleared for revenue sharing

March is one of four months each year that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets only one time, rather than two. Committee meetings (which are open to the public) began at 3 p.m., during which as...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    March 6, 2014

Assembly funds BCFSA building operations

Preparatory to the regular session, Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly committee meetings began at 2:45 p.m. Mayor Mike Navarre mentioned during the committee meeting time that he has...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    February 20, 2014

Assembly OKs deed restriction on SCCC land

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s first meeting day of February began at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 11 with a report from RBC Public Funds Service on the Borough’s investment portfolio. It seems the boro...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    January 30, 2014

Assembly OKs SBCFSA hazard mitigation plan

This will be a short report for a very brief meeting, which lasted about one hour. We heard a presentation of the quarterly report for Central Peninsula Hospital from CEO Rick Davis. They have shown...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    January 16, 2014

Assembly nixes $300,000 senior property tax cap, hearing coming up on hazard mitigation plan

The day of the first Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting of the new year began, Jan. 7, with the taking of the annual group picture, which will hang on the wall of the assembly chambers along...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    December 12, 2013

Assembly OKs flood mitigation projects

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, in its only meeting this month, began with a joint budget work session with KPB School District administration and members of the Board of Education....

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    October 24, 2013

Borough assembly approves bonds for special clinic

One resolution dominated the public input and discussion of the Oct. 21 meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. It was Resolution 2013-072, providing for the issuance of up to $43 million in...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    October 17, 2013

Assembly postpones dispatcher move decision

The first Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting of October was very short, with the one ordinance up for public hearing being postponed to the Oct. 22 meeting due to finalization of pay scale...

 

Borough approves mutual aid agreement

Last week was the occasion of the annual Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting in Homer. It was a beautiful day to see the city of Homer and the assembly members were treated to dinner prior to...

 

KPB communities receive funds

The Sept. 3 meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly lasted less than one hour. There were five ordinances up for public hearing and all passed unanimously without public comment. Ordinance...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    August 29, 2013

Boro sets ballot propositions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly met on Aug. 20 for a very short meeting with a light agenda and little public attendance. A presentation was made by Michele Miller, Development Director of the...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    August 15, 2013

Assembly approves Seward area flood mitigation funding

At the first meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in five weeks, public hearings were held one resolution, 11 ordinances and two substitute ordinances. Of local importance, Ordinance...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    July 11, 2013

Assembly passes fish protection regulations

The Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly met on July 2 for its only meeting this month. The meeting lasted almost as long as the previous one, which is to say that it was much longer than usual. The...

 
 By Sue McClure    Local    June 20, 2013

Boro continues work on fish protection

With over 90 people providing public testimony on the two anadromous fish habitat protection ordinances, this week’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting lasted until midnight. People filled...

 

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