Mayor & Council


  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.

   2017-2018 Council Portrait Web
    Linda Murphy, Tim Cashman, Keith Baxter, Tyson Cox
Lisa Parker, Nels Anderson, Paul Whitney
Photo by: Roy Mullin Photography


     Nels Anderson Mayor  420-4695 2020  
     Paul Whitney Seat A  262-5667 or 395-7231 2018   
     Tyson Cox Seat B  252-4814
     Linda Murphy Seat C  262-1686  2018   
     Tim Cashman Seat D  953-9065 2019  
     Lisa Parker Seat E  398-1883  2019   
     Keith Baxter Seat F  398-7287 2020  
   Send an email to the Mayor and Council Members 

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

September 27, 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.  
6:00 p.m. - Regular Council Meeting  
  (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.)  
   *A.  September 13, 2017 Regular Council Meeting Minutes
 4.  PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Items other than those appearing on the Agenda; 3 minutes per speaker; 20 minutes aggregate)  
 6.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)  
   A.  Ordinances   
  1. Enacted  Ordinance 2017-027 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $320.87 in the Parks and Recreation Capital Projects Fund for a Bequest Received from the Martha Brewer Estate to Be Used Toward the Aspen Dog Park (City Manager)
  2. Enacted  Ordinance 2017-028 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code Chapters 9.04 Public Nuisances – Enforcement, 13.12 Public Services – Sanitary Sewer Service and 13.16 Public Services – Water and Sewer Rate Schedules to Include Provisions to Allow the Establishment of Liens for Utility Services and Costs of Abatement (City Manager)  
    3.  Enacted  Ordinance 2017-029 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by an Amount Not to Exceed $3,000,000 in the Utility System Capital Improvements Fund for an Anticipated Alaska Clean Water Fund Loan from the State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation (City Manager)   
   A.  Resolutions   
    1.  Adopted  Resolution 2017-039 – Authorizing the City Manager to Apply for a Loan and Execute Loan Documents with the State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation from the Alaska Clean Water Fund in the Amount of $3,000,000 for the Construction of the 2017 Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project (City Manager) 
    *2.  Resolution 2017-040 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Integrity Janitorial LLC for Citywide Janitorial Services (City Manager)
    3.  Adopted  Resolution 2017-041 – Establishing a Policy for Signage in Public Rights-Of-Way (City Manager)  
   B.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)   
    *1.   Confirming a Mayoral Appointment   
        - Justin Ruffridge, Planning and Zoning Commission, Seat C – Term Ending 12/31/2018  
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
   A.  October 4, 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.  
  B.  October 11, 2017 Regular Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.  
The next Regular City Council Meeting is October 11, 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   
The agenda is posted on the City's Meeting Calendar website at 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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