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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.

   Council Portrait for web  
    Paul Whitney, Linda Murphy, Tyson Cox, Tim Cashman
Regina Daniels, Pete Sprague, Lisa Parker
Photo by: Roy Mullin Photography
 
       
     MEMBER SEAT   PHONE TERM ENDS   
     Pete Sprague Mayor  714-1229  2017 Elected/Partial  
     Paul Whitney Seat A  262-5667 or 395-7231 2018   
     Tyson Cox Seat B  252-4814
2017 Elected/Partial  
     Linda Murphy Seat C  262-1686  2018   
     Tim Cashman Seat D  953-9065 2019  
     Lisa Parker Seat E  398-1883  2019   
     Regina Daniels Seat F  398-1507  2017 Elected/Partial  
             
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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 Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Calendar. Please click on individual meetings to access more information, including agendas.

City Council

 City of Soldotna Council Agenda

 
April 12, 2017, 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 link above.  
 4:30 p.m. – Non-Departmental Budget Work Session  
​1.  CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL  
 2.  Approved as Amended 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.  March 22, 2016 Regular Council Meeting Minutes  
  4.  PRESENTATIONS WITH PRIOR NOTICE (20 Minutes Total)  
    A. “Saving the Kenai River Brown Bears Hockey Team”, Steve Stuber (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.  ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS  
    A. “Library Update”, Rachel Nash, Soldotna City Librarian  
 8.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)  
   A.  Ordinances   
     1.  Enacted Ordinance 2017-008 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code Section 9.20.020 – Theft and Section 9.20.030 – Concealment of Merchandise; Identifying the Nature of the Minor Offenses and Amending the Corresponding Entries within the Fine Schedule (City Manager) (6 Yes, 0 No)  
 9.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS - None  
 10.  NEW BUSINESS   
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
     *1.  Ordinance 2017-009 - Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $1,775 in the General Fund for a Donation Received from the Soldotna Library Friends (City Manager) (Public Hearing on April 26, 2017)  
    *2.  Ordinance 2017-010 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $700 in the General Fund for Library Donations Received to Support Library Resources and Programs (City Manager) (Public Hearing on April 26, 2017)  
    *3.  Ordinance 2017-011 - Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $105,000 in the Utility Fund and the Utility System Capital Improvements Fund for Utility Related Expenditures on the South Kobuk Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project (City Manager) (Public Hearing on April 26, 2017)  
    *4.  Ordinance 2017-012 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code (SMC) Chapter 2.22 – Access to Public Records to Include Provisions that the City is not Required to Manipulate Data or Software to Create a New Record and Allowing for Additional Response Time for Providing Requested Records Based on the Circumstances and Complexity of the Records Requested (City Manager) (Public Hearing on April 26, 2017)  
    *5.  Ordinance 2017-013 – Amending Various Provisions of Soldotna Municipal Code (SMC) Changing the Utility Department to a Division Under the Public Works Department and Changing the Title of the Director of the Public Works Department from City Engineer to Public Works Director (City Manager) (Public Hearing on April 26, 2017)  
   B.  Resolutions   
     *1.  Resolution 2017-008 – Encouraging Congress to Create a Reliable, Predictable Stream of Resources to Address Deferred Maintenance Needs in America's National Park System (Mayor)  
    *2.  Resolution 2017-009 – Supporting Senate Bill 100 (SB 100) Authorizing the Creation and Enforcement of Municipal Liens (City Manager)  
    *3.  Withdrawn Resolution 2017-010 – Supporting Senate Bill 76 (SB 76) Amending Title 4, Alcoholic Beverages and Providing a Process for Additional Licenses within the City of Soldotna (City Manager)  
    *4.  Resolution 2017-011 – Setting a Hearing on Recovery of Costs of Demolition of Dangerous Building at 346 W. Riverview Avenue for April 26, 2017, at 6:00 PM, Soldotna City Hall (City Manager)  
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)   
     1.  Approved Providing Direction to the Administration Regarding Marijuana Regulations (Mayor Sprague) (Motion to direct the Administration to draft legislation prohibiting marijuana businesses within the city limits.) (4 Yes, 2 No)  
11.  APPEALS - None  
 12.  MAYOR/COUNCIL REPORTS   
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
      1.  Sexual Assault Awareness Month  
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
     1.  Planning & Zoning Commission  
     2.  Parks & Recreation Advisory Board  
     3.  Airport  Commission  
     4.  Library Advisory Board   
     5.  Chamber of Commerce   
     6.  Kenai River Special Management Area   
    7.  Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District   
 12.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT  
 13.  PUBLIC COMMENTS   
 14.  COUNCIL COMMENTS   
 15.  EXECUTIVE SESSION   
 16.  PENDING LEGISLATION - None  
 17.  MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS   
   A.  April 17, 2017 Library Advisory Board Meeting 5:15 p.m.  
  B.  April 19, 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.  
  C.  April 26, 2017 City Council Work Session – Sports Dome 5:00 p.m.  
  D.  April 26, 2017 Regular Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.  
 18.  ADJOURNMENT   
  The next Regular City Council Meeting is April 26, 2017 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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