Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting Report
Willow Hetrick/Turnagain Times
Where the Resurrection Pass and Summit Creek Trail meet in the Kenai Mountains.
By Sue McClure
In a three-hour meeting we held public hearings and enacted a total of seven ordinances, passed six resolutions on the consent agenda, and introduced seven ordinances for future public hearing.
In his report, Mayor Carey noted that the borough is moving along in its effort to become paper-free.
Also, there was a report on the Seward rock quarry, which has been made contractor-ready.
We confirmed Ron Long’s re-appointment to the Board of Adjustment, which he had resigned from while intending to run for mayor.
Ordinance 2011-27, which places the question of abolishment of the Lowell Point Emergency Service Area on the October 4 ballot for Lowell Point registered voters, passed by unanimous consent.
There was a teleconference with the Seward Annex office, from which 5 persons testified, and another five testified in person.
Ordinance 2011-24, dealing with the length of service of assembly members, was further amended from the previous version and ultimately enacted by an 8-1 vote. The final result was to amend borough code to redefine a full term of office to 3 years, with two consecutive full terms as the limit, with a full term not to include partial terms due to appointment or election to the remainder of an unexpired term, or a truncated term resulting from redistricting.
We also enacted Ordinance 2011-25 by unanimous consent, which places the question of the apportionment plan on the October ballot.
The question will be either a 9 or an 11 member Board of Education and Borough Assembly. This is a requirement due to the 2010 census and re-drawing districts. We currently have 9-member bodies. A resolution of interest authorized an additional $51,520 for utility relocation at the Moat Way, Excaliber Way and Camelot Drive Road Service Project.
Each of the assembly members now has a new borough email address. Mine is email@example.com. This should be used to contact me with questions and comments about borough issues. My phone number remains 224-6784, and you can obtain borough information at the website: www.borough.kenai.ak.us and also at the Seward Annex office, 224-2001.