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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.

   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 2021   
     Tyson Cox Seat B  252-4814
     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
   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

January 10, 2018, 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.  
5:30 p.m. - Council Portrait
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.  December 13, 2017 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
  4.  PRESENTATIONS WITH PRIOR NOTICE (20 Minutes Total) - None
 5.  PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Items other than those appearing on the Agenda; 3 minutes per speaker; 20 minutes aggregate)  
“Field House Update”, Director of Public Works, Kyle Kornelis and Representatives from the City’s Architects, Burkhart and Croft
 8.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)   
   A.  Ordinances  
     1. Enacted Ordinance 2017-035 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $22,200 in the Utility Fund for the Purchase of Safety Related Items (Interim City Manager)  
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
     *1. Ordinance 2018-001 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $27,600 in the General Fund to Purchase Materials for a Replacement Flooring System at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex (Interim City Manager) (Public Hearing on January 24, 2018)
     *2. Ordinance 2018-002 - Amending Chapter 2.09 to Provide for the City Clerk to Be Supervised By the City Council and to Establish the Position of Deputy Clerk and Amending Section 2.28.270(A) to Establish that Job Descriptions for Positions Supervised by the Council or Clerk are Prepared and Modified by the Council or Clerk (Murphy, Whitney) (Public Hearing on January 24, 2018)  
     *3. Ordinance 2018-003 – Adopting the Airport Master Plan and Incorporating it into Envision Soldotna 2030, the Comprehensive Plan (Interim City Manager) (Public Hearing on January 24, 2018)  Master Plan
     *4. Ordinance 2018-004 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code Chapters 17.10, Zoning Code and 1.08 Minor Offenses to Provide General Standards and Enforcement Procedures for Marijuana Establishments (Interim City Manager) (Public Hearings on January 24, 2018 and February 14, 2018)  
     *5. Ordinance 2018-005 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code to Include Provisions for Taxation and Regulations of Marijuana (Interim City Manager) (Public Hearings on January 24, 2018 and February 14, 2018)  
   B.  Resolutions   
     *1. Resolution 2018-001 – Adopting an Alternate Allocation Method for the FY18 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 (Interim City Manager)  
     *2. Resolution 2018-002 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Totem Equipment & Supply Inc. in the Amount of $62,650 for the Jetter Trailer Purchase (Interim City Manager
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council) - None
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
    A.   City Manager Application Reviews [AS 44.62.310(C)(2)]
  A.  January 15, 2018 Library Advisory Board Meeting 5:15 p.m.
   B.  January 24, 2018 Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
The next Regular City Council Meeting is January 24, 2018 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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