Boro to purchase flood area property
An ordinance to acquire property along Salmon Creek for flood mitigation was passed by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly at the regular meeting on Aug. 7. The ordinance appropriates $27,700 from the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area for the purchase of four parcels along the creek, and approved the contribution from The Conservation Fund for five additional parcels.
The assembly also approved an ordinance to change the requirements to hold a seat on the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area board. Formerly four residents from the City of Seward and three from the rest of the service area were required on the board. The ordinance changed the requirement so that all seats are open to any resident of the service area.
A resolution, introduced by East Peninsula Assembly Member Sue McClure, in support of the Kenai Mountain-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area’s Alaskan-based curriculum project was accepted by the assembly.
In other business the assembly accepted and appropriated state grants. $8 million goes to road service area capital improvement projects. The school district was appropriated $1 million for equipment and supplies. Soldotna and Kenai high schools receive $3.1 million for track and field improvements. Borough-owned facilities have $1.63 million for security cameras. Hazard tree removed received $1 million and Central Peninsula Hospital has $2 million for the radiation oncology facility construction.