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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 Pre-Submission Public Hearing for a Petition to Annex

Pre-Submission Public Hearing for a Petition to Annex to the City of Soldotna by the Legislative Review Method

  • Date: 09/07/2019 2:00 PM  
  • Location: Soldotna High School Auditorium
    425 W. Marydale Avenue
    Soldotna, Alaska 99669
  • Introduction: The Soldotna City Council will conduct a public hearing on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Soldotna High School Auditorium, 425 W. Marydale Avenue, Soldotna, AK 99669.

  The Soldotna City Council will conduct a public hearing on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Soldotna High School Auditorium, 425 W. Marydale Avenue, Soldotna, AK 99669.

  The City of Soldotna (petitioner or city), a Home-Rule Municipality in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, intends to file an annexation petition by legislative review with the Local Boundary Commission. The petitioner’s representative is Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen. The territory proposed by the City for annexation consists of about 3.8 square miles of land, and includes areas adjacent to the existing City boundaries as shown on the map below.

  Copies of the petition summary may be obtained free of charge, and the prospective petition and related documents (including a map) are available for public review on the City of Soldotna website at https://soldotna.org and at the following locations during the regular business hours of the individual location: Petition

Kenai Peninsula Borough      Soldotna City Hall            Soldotna Public Library      Kenai Community Library
Borough Clerk’s Office              City Clerk’s Office               235 N. Binkley Street            163 Main Street Loop
144 N. Binkley Street                177 N. Birch Street             Soldotna, Alaska 99669        Kenai, Alaska 99611
Soldotna, Alaska 99669            Soldotna, Alaska 99669     

  The public hearing will address the appropriate annexation standards and their application to the annexation proposal, legislative review annexation procedures, the reasonable anticipated effects of the proposed annexation, and the proposed transition plan required under 3 AAC 110.900.

  Members of the public may comment during the public hearing. The comment time period may be limited to three minutes per individual speaker. Written comments may also be submitted to the city by the end of the hearing on September 7, 2019 by: Mail: City of Soldotna, Attention: City Clerk, 177 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669; Email: cityclerk@soldotna.org; Fax: 907-262-4389. Questions can be directed to City Manager, Stephanie Queen at the above contact information, or by phone at 907-262-9107.

  The City of Soldotna complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations to attend a meeting, please contact the City sufficiently ahead of the hearing date so that arrangements can be made.

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