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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  420-4695 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 Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Calendar. Please click on individual meetings to access more information, including agendas.

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 City of Soldotna Council Agenda

 
January 23, 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.  January 9, 2019 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
 
  4.  PRESENTATIONS WITH PRIOR NOTICE (20 Minutes Total)   

 A.  Visitor Center Quarterly Report (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 2018-039 – Amending Section 10.04.060 of the Soldotna Municipal Code to Prohibit Use of Handheld Electronic Devices while Driving in School Zones and on School Property, and Establishing Violations as a Minor Offense per Section 10.04.035 (Chilson) (Written public comments can be viewed as part of the Council Packet.)  
 8.  NEW BUSINESS   
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
     *1. Ordinance 2019-001 – Rezoning the Property at 330 Homestead Lane from Rural Residential District to Commercial District (City Manager) (Public Hearing on February 13, 2019)  
   B.  Resolutions  
     *1. Resolution 2019-001 – Adopting an Alternate Allocation Method for the FY19 Shared Fisheries Business Tax Program and Certifying that this Allocation Method Fairly Represents the Distribution of Significant Effects of Fisheries Business Activity in FMA 14: Cook Inlet Area (City Manager)  
     *2. Resolution 2019-002 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with MGT Consulting Group in the Amount of $26,940 for an Information Technology Assessment (City Manager)  
     *3. Resolution 2019-003 – Adopting the City of Soldotna’s Fiscal Year 2020 Capital Improvement Plan for State and Federal Funding Requests (City Manager)  
      4. Resolution 2019-004 – Authorizing Participation and Sponsorship of the Alaska Transportation Alternative Program Grant Application and Maintenance Commitment (City Manager)  
      5. Resolution 2019-005 Commending the City Of Soldotna Director of Economic Development and Planning, John Czarnezki, for Receiving the Alaska Planning Association’s 2018 Alaska Planner of the Year Award (Parker)  
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)
 
     *1. Action Memo 19ACM001 - Appointing Council Member Cox to the KPB Election Stakeholders Group  
 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.  February 6, 2019 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.
 
   B.  February 7, 2019 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.
 
  C.  February 13, 2019 City Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.  
 15.  ADJOURNMENT   
The next Regular City Council Meeting is February 13, 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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