|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.
|Linda Murphy, Tim Cashman, Keith Baxter, Tyson Cox
Lisa Parker, Nels Anderson, Paul Whitney
Photo by: Roy Mullin Photography
|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
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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.
- Date: 04/25/2018 6:00 PM
- Location: Soldotna City hall
177 North Birch Street
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
City of Soldotna Council Agenda
|April 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m. City Council Chambers Regular Meeting|
|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.||SEATING OF NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS, WHEN APPLICABLE|
|A.||Review of Applicants for Appointment to City Council Seat F [partial term ending 10/14/18]|
|1.|| CHILSON, Jordan
|2.|| RUFFRIDGE, Justin
|4.||APPROVAL OF MINUTES|
|*A.||April 11, 2018 Regular Council Meeting Minutes
|5.||PRESENTATIONS WITH PRIOR NOTICE (20 Minutes Total)|
|A.||“Visitor Center Quarterly Report” Shanon Davis, Executive Director, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce (10 Minutes)
|6.||PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Items other than those appearing on the Agenda; 3 minutes per speaker; 20 minutes aggregate)|
|8.||PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)|
|1.||Ordinance 2018-015 – Amending Chapter 2.04 – City Council to Establish a New Section 2.04.039 Quorum - Majority (Mayor)|
|2.||Ordinance 2018-016 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations By $160,000 in the Utility Fund and the Utility System Capital Improvements Fund for Expenditures Related to the Renewal of the City’s Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) Permit (City Manager)|
|A.||Ordinances (for introduction)|
|*1.||Ordinance 2018-017 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $446.45 in the General Fund for Library Donations Received to Support Library Resources and Programs (City Manager) (Public Hearing on May 9, 2018)|
|*2.||Ordinance 2018-018 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $5,000 in the General Fund for a Donation Received from the Soldotna Library Friends (City Manager) (Public Hearing on May 9, 2018)|
|*3.||Ordinance 2018-019 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $50,000 in the Street Assessments Fund and the Small Capital Projects Fund for Additional Kobuk Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project Expenditures (City Manager) (Public Hearing on May 9, 2018)
|*1.||Resolution 2018-016 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Foster Construction, LLC in the Amount of $1,046,513.50 for the Kobuk Street Paving Rehabilitation (City Manager)
|C.||Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)
|*1.||Authorizing Mayor Anderson to sign a letter to the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO), indicating the City’s Disapproval of the Recent Actions Taken by AMCO related to the Renewal of Liquor License #5477
|A.||Mayor's Report & Proclamations|
|B.||Council Reports on Boards/Commissions|
|11.||CITY MANAGER'S REPORT|
|A.||Resolution 2018-013 – Directing the Administration to Prepare a Draft Petition for the Potential Annexation of Areas Adjacent to the City Limits (City Manager) [Postponed Until May 9, 2018]
|A.||May 2, 2018 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.
|B.||May 3, 2018 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 5:30 p.m.
||May 9, 2018 City Council Joint Work Session with the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, “Visitor Center Expansion” 4:30 p.m.
||May 9, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
|The next Regular City Council Meeting is May 9, 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.|