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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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    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

March 28, 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 the link above.
  (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.  February 28, 2018 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) Permit Update, Rick Wood
 5.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)   
   A.  Ordinances  
     1. Ordinance 2018-009 – Accepting Grant Funds from the State of Alaska, Department of Education & Early Development and Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $1,250 in the General Fund to Attend the Public Library Association Conference (City Manager)  
     2. Ordinance 2018-010 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $225,000 in the Utility Fund and the Utility System Capital Improvements Fund for Utility Related Expenditures on the Kobuk Street Pavement Rehabilitation Project (City Manager)  
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
    *1. Ordinance 2018-011 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code 4.24.080 Counting of Absentee Ballots and 4.32.020(A) Canvass Returns to Amend the Date in which Ballots Must be Returned by and the Date in which the Canvass Board Meets to the Tuesday Following an Election (City Clerk) (Public Hearing on April 11, 2018)  
    *2. Ordinance 2018-012 - Amending Soldotna Municipal Code 1.08.070 – Ordinances Affecting Minor Offenses Sent To City Attorney to Include Provisions Allowing that the City Clerk May Submit Necessary Updates to the Alaska Court System and Copy the City Attorney on the Submission (City Clerk) (Public Hearing on April 11, 2018)  
Ordinance 2018-013 - Amending Soldotna Municipal Code Title 8 – Health and Safety to Establish a New Chapter 8.06 – Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags (Parker, Murphy) (Public Hearing on April 11, 2018)  
    *4. Ordinance 2018-014 – Authorizing the Lease of Tract 1, Soldotna Centennial Subdivision to the Soldotna Historical Society and Museum, Inc. (City Manager) (Public Hearing on April 11, 2018)  
   B.  Resolutions   
    *1. Resolution 2018-009 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract with Aspen Refrigerants, Inc. in the Amount of $25,000 for the Refrigerant Purchase (City Manager)  
    *2. Resolution 2018-010 – Re-Adopting the Allocation of Funds for Investment Purposes Amongst the Short-Term Account, Medium-Term Account and Long-Term Account, and Setting Asset Class Allocations for the Long-Term Account as Well as Providing for Appropriate Performance Benchmarks for All of the Accounts (City Manager)  
    *3. Resolution 2018-011 – Approving the City Clerk Job Description (Mayor)  
Resolution 2018-012 – Authorizing the City Manager to Waive Formal Bidding Procedures and Execute a Professional Services Contract in an Amount Not to Exceed $97,748 with Electrical Power Systems Inc. for Services on the WWTP Blower Programming and SCADA Upgrades Project (City Manager)  
Resolution 2018-013 – Directing the Administration to Prepare a Draft Petition for the Potential Annexation of Areas Adjacent to the City Limits (City Manager)  
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)
    *1. Letter of Resignation – Council Member Baxter, Seat F – Council Direction to City Clerk  
    *2. Approval of a New Liquor License within the City of Soldotna - ZA Golf Academy, LLC dba Birch Ridge Golf Course, License Type: Golf Course, License: #5627
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
   A.  Proposed City Clerk Contract Review [AS 44.62.310(c)(1)] if discussed in public may have a negative impact on public finances.   
  A.  April 4, 2018 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.
   B.  April 11, 2018 Non Departmental Budget Work Session 4:30 p.m.
 April 11, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.  
The next Regular City Council Meeting is April 11, 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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