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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 

 
     Nels Anderson Mayor    2020  
     Paul Whitney Seat A  262-5667 or 395-7231 2021   
     Tyson Cox Seat B  252-4814
2020  
     Jordan Chilson Seat C  252-6287 2021   
     Tim Cashman Seat D  953-9065 2019  
     Lisa Parker Seat E  398-1883  2019   
     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

 
August 22, 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 8, 2019 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
 
  4.  PRESENTATIONS WITH PRIOR NOTICE (20 Minutes Total)   

 A.  “Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Update” Tim Dillon, Executive Director (10 Minutes)
 
 5.  PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Items other than those appearing on the Agenda; 3 minutes per speaker; 20 minutes aggregate)  
 6.  ASSEMBLY/LEGISLATIVE REPORT   
 7.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)   
   A.  Ordinances  
     1. Ordinance 2019-020 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code Chapter 6.40 Animal Control to Incorporate by Reference Substantive and Procedural Provisions of the City of Kenai Code of Ordinances Related to Animal Shelter Services (City Manager)  
     2. Ordinance 2019-021 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code 12.29 – Soldotna Community Memorial Park to Clarify the Exercise of Powers, Adoptions of Regulations and Enforcement (City Clerk)  
 8.  NEW BUSINESS   
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
    *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) (Public Hearing on September 12, 2019)  
   B.  Resolutions  
    *1. Resolution 2019-033 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Polar North Construction LLC in the Amount of $2,444,073 for the Airport Snow Removal Equipment Building (City Manager)  
    *2. Resolution 2019-034 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Anchorage Stripping, LLC in the Amount of $215,018.60 for the Airport Central Apron Seal Coat Project (City Manager)  
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)
 
    *1. Action Memorandum 2019-015 – Request for an Excused Absence from the September 12, 2019 City Council Meeting – Parker  
    *2. Action Memorandum 2019-016 – Vacate a Section Line Easement in the City of Soldotna. Location: Vacate the westerly portion of the remaining Section Line Easement to reduce the easement to 15 feet in width within Lot 1A Riverview Subdivision Coghill Replat (Plat KN 2015-95). The Section Line Easement being vacated is unconstructed and located within the SE ¼ NE ¼ of Section 31, Township 5 North, Range 10 West, Seward Meridian, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. KPB File 2019-064V  
 9.  MAYOR/COUNCIL REPORTS   
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
 10.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT  
 11.  PUBLIC COMMENTS   
 12.  COUNCIL COMMENTS   
 13.  EXECUTIVE SESSION   
 14.  MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS   
  A.  September 3, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.
 
   B.  September 12, 2019 City Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
 
 15.  ADJOURNMENT   
The next Regular City Council Meeting is Thursday, September 12, 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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