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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
 
       
     MEMBER SEAT   PHONE

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 24, 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.
 
​1.  CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND ROLL CALL  
 2.  Approved 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 10, 2018 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
 
  4.  PRESENTATIONS WITH PRIOR NOTICE (20 Minutes Total)   

 A.  “Project Homeless Connect” Jodi Stuart, Project Homeless Connect Media Chairperson (10 Minutes)
 
  B.  “Visitor Center Quarterly Report” Shanon Davis, Executive Director, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce (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.
“Overview of the Proposed Marijuana Regulations”, John Czarnezki, City Planner
 
 8.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)   
   A.  Ordinances  
     1. Enacted 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) (6 Yes, 0 No)
 
     2. Enacted 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) (6 Yes, 0 No)
 
     3. Enacted Ordinance 2018-003 – Adopting the Airport Master Plan and Incorporating it into Envision Soldotna 2030, the Comprehensive Plan (Interim City Manager) (6 Yes, 0 No)  
     4. Postponed as Amended until February 14, 2018 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) (Second Public Hearing on February 14, 2018) (6 Yes, 0 No)  
     5. Postponed as Amended until February 14, 2018 Ordinance 2018-005 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code to Include Provisions for Taxation and Regulations of Marijuana (Interim City Manager) (Second Public Hearing on February 14, 2018) (6 Yes, 0 No)  
 9.  NEW BUSINESS   
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction) - None
 
   B.  Resolutions   
     1. Resolution 2018-003 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Endries Company in the Amount of $22,774 for the Gateway Steel Frames (City Manager)   
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council) - None
 
 10.  MAYOR/COUNCIL REPORTS   
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
 11.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT  
   A.   "Year-in-Review" Department Memos
 
 12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS   
 13.  COUNCIL COMMENTS   
 14.  EXECUTIVE SESSION   
 15.  MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS   
  A.  January 25, 2018 Council Work Session - Interview Proceedings 9:30 a.m
 
   B.  January 25, 2018 Special Council Meeting - City Manager Interviews 10:00 a.m.
 
  C. 
February 1, 2018 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board 5:30 p.m.
 
   D. 
February 7, 2018 Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m.
 
  E. 
February 14, 2018 Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
 
 16.  ADJOURNMENT   
The City Council will meet on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. for a work session, followed by a Special Meeting at 10:00 a.m. The next Regular City Council Meeting is February 14, 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 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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