April 22, 2015: Introduction of Ordinance 2015-018: Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $150,000 in the General Fund and Small Capital Projects Fund for Professional Services Associated with Annexation Research and Analysis, Public Outreach, and Code and Policy Review. This Ordinance was on the Consent Agenda, and a public hearing was set for 05/13/15 at the regularly-scheduled City Council meeting.
May 13, 2015: City Council held a public hearing on Ordinance 2015-018, which would appropriate money and authorize the administration to begin studying the economic and social impacts of potential annexation. The Ordinance was revised to decreased authorized funding from $150,000 to $50,000. The revised Ordinance was passed by Council.
July 22, 2015: City Council approved Resolution 2015-036, authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Northern Economics in the amount of $49,930 for economic analysis of annexation alternatives.
June 22, 2016: City Council held a work session at 4:45 pm on the recently released analysis/report.
June 30, 2016: City Staff held an open house from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Gilman River Center (514 Funny River Road). The public was invited to attend the open house to ask questions, discuss the report, and share feedback about the findings.
December 14, 2016: A public hearing before the City Council was held on Ordinance 2016-032 As Amended, which appropriated $50,000 and authorized the administration to draft a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a Consultant and initiate a public engagement process to continue to explore the need and feasibility of annexing adjacent areas into the City of Soldotna.