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  The Soldotna City Council is the legislative body of the City of Soldotna and is comprised of six members, all of whom are elected at large to designated seats. Members serve staggered three year terms.

The City Council enacts the laws of the city, sets the mill rate for property taxes within the city, approves the annual budget for the city, and appropriates funds to provide for city services. Through ordinances, resolutions and budget adoption, the council establishes policies and directives which are then executed through administration.

The office of Mayor is an elected position who serves as the ceremonial head of government, executing official City documents on authorization of the governing body. The Mayor presides over City Council meetings, may take part in discussion of a matter before the governing body, may vote in the case of a tie, and has limited veto power. The Mayor appoints members to City Boards and Commissions, which are then confirmed by the City Council. The Mayor is elected at large and serves a term of three years.

The public is welcome to attend any meeting of the Council and participate at opportunities for public comments on the agenda. Upcoming agendas are published in the Peninsula Clarion, on the notice board at the front entrance of City Hall, and on the City's web site.  Agendas can also be accessed by clicking on individual meetings on the calendar below.

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    Tyson Cox, Jordan Chilson, Tim Cashman, Justin Ruffridge
Lisa Parker, Nels Anderson, Paul Whitney
Photo by: Roy Mullin Photography
 
       
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TERM ENDS 

 
     Vacant Mayor    2020  
     Paul Whitney Seat A  262-5667 or 395-7231 2021   
     Vacant Seat B  252-4814
2020  
     Jordan Chilson Seat C  252-6287 2021   
     Dave Carey Seat D  260-6413 2022  
     Lisa Parker Seat E  398-1883  2022  
     Justin Ruffridge
Seat F  953-3727
2020
 
             
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For more information, please contact the City Clerk at 907-262-9107.

 

City Council Meeting Calendar

City Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Calendar. Please click on individual meetings to access more information, including agendas.

City Council

Regular Meeting

 City of Soldotna Council Agenda

 
September 12, 2019, 6:00 p.m.                        City Council Chambers                                           Regular Meeting  

(Action Agenda / Council Packet

 
Items that are no longer live links can be viewed within the packet, please use the  link above.
 
1.  CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL  
 2.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA   
  (All items with an asterisk (*) are considered to be routine and non-controversial by the Council and will be approved by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Council Member so requests, in which case the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.)  
 3.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES   
   *A.  August 22, 2019 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
 
 4.  PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Items other than those appearing on the Agenda; 3 minutes per speaker; 20 minutes aggregate)  
 5.  ASSEMBLY/LEGISLATIVE REPORT   
 6.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)   
   A.  Ordinances  
     1. Ordinance 2019-022 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $7,000,000 in the Airport Improvements Capital Project Fund for the 2019 Runway Rehabilitation Project (City Manager)  
 7.  NEW BUSINESS   
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
    *1. Ordinance 2019-023 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $59,759 in the General Fund due to the Ratification of a New Collective Bargaining Agreement with Members of the Public Safety Employees Association (City Manager) (Public Hearing on September 26, 2019)  
    *2. Ordinance 2019-024 – Accepting Grant Funds from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $500 in the General Fund for the ASRT National Library Partnership Grant (City Manager) (Public Hearing on September 26, 2019)  
    *3. Ordinance 2019-025 – Repealing Soldotna Municipal Code Section 2.30.170, Union Security (City Manager) (Public Hearing on September 26, 2019)  
   B.  Resolutions  
    *1. Resolution 2019-035 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Foster Construction, LLC in the Amount of $62,137 for the Soldotna Creek Park Concrete Slab Project (City Manager)  
    *2. Resolution 2019-036 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Knik Construction Co., Inc. in the Amount of $57,802 for the Sharkathmi Avenue Paving Project (City Manager)  
    *3. Resolution 2019-037 – Adopting Joint Resolution No. 2019-001 of the Assembly of the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Councils of the Cities of Homer, Kachemak, Kenai, Seldovia, Seward and Soldotna, Recognizing the Recommendations of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Election Stakeholders Group and Directing Staff to Explore Implementation of the Recommendations (Cox)  
     4. Resolution 2019-038 – Ratifying a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Public Safety Employees Association for a Term Ending June 30, 2022 (City Manager)  
     5. Resolution 2019-039 – Authorizing the City Manager to Release the Deed Restriction on the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ Section 30, T5N, R10W, Seward Meridian, Containing 40 Acres and Owned by the Kenai Peninsula Borough (City Manager)  
     6. Resolution 2019-040 – Opposing the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s Proposed Change to the Alaska Administrative Code 3 AAC 304.390, Defining ‘Recreational or Gaming Opportunities’ (Chilson)  
     7. Resolution 2019-041 – Authorizing the City Manager to Submit a Petition to the Alaska Local Boundary Commission for Annexation of Approximately 3.78 Square Miles to the City of Soldotna, Using the Legislative Review Method (City Manager)  
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)
 
    *1. Action Memorandum 2019-017 – Approval of the 2019 Election Workers and Canvass Board for the Soldotna Precinct  
 8.  MAYOR/COUNCIL REPORTS   
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions  
 9.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT  
 10.  PUBLIC COMMENTS   
 11.  COUNCIL COMMENTS   
 12.  EXECUTIVE SESSION   
 13.  MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS   
  A.  September 26, 2019 City Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
 
 14.  ADJOURNMENT   
The next Regular City Council Meeting is Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 6:00  p.m. All meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669.  
City Council meetings are broadcast live via the City's website at soldotna.org/streaming.   
The agenda is posted on the City's Meeting Calendar website at soldotna.org/meetingcalendar. To view the agenda or links to agenda items, select the meeting you are interested in. Copies of agenda items are available at the City Clerk's Office or outside the Council Chambers prior to the meeting. For further information, please call the City Clerk's Office at 907-262-9107.  
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