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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 2018   
     Tyson Cox Seat B  252-4814
2020  
     Linda Murphy Seat C  262-1686  2018   
     Tim Cashman Seat D  953-9065 2019  
     Lisa Parker Seat E  398-1883  2019   
     Vacant
Seat F 
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

 
February 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 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.  February 14, 2018 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
 
  4.  PRESENTATIONS WITH PRIOR NOTICE (20 Minutes Total)   

 A.  “Mini Food Pantry – Community Service Project” Terri Carter and Students from the Soldotna Montessori Charter School (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.
Library Strategic Plan Update, Rachel Nash, City Librarian
 
 8.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)   
   A.  Ordinances  
     1. Enacted Ordinance 2018-006 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $1,400 in the Parks and Recreation Fund for the Sponsorship of the Movies in the Park Series by Pizza Boys ($350), Kenai Watershed Forum ($350), Yo Tacos ($350) and Connections ($350) (Interim City Manager) (6 Yes, 0 No)
 
     2. Enacted Ordinance 2018-007 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $1,441.42 in the General Fund for Federally Forfeited Property (Interim City Manager) (6 Yes, 0 No)
 
     3. Enacted Ordinance 2018-008 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $35,000 in the Utility Fund and $35,000 in the Utility System Capital Improvements Fund to Conduct an Effluent Discharge Study for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (Mayor) (6 Yes, 0 No)
 
 9.  NEW BUSINESS   
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
     *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 (Interim City Manager) (Public Hearing on March 28, 2018)
 
     *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 (Interim City Manager) (Public Hearing on March 28, 2018)
 
   B.  Resolutions   
     1. Adopted Resolution 2018-007 – Approving the Employment Agreement Between the City of Soldotna and the Soldotna City Manager, Stephanie Queen (Mayor) (5 Yes, 0 No, 1 Absent)
 
     2. Adopted Resolution 2018-008 - Approving a Job Description in the Administration Department and Approving Changes to the FY 2018 Authorized Personnel Staffing Table (Interim City Manager) (6 Yes, 0 No)
 
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)
 
     *1. Cancelling the March 14, 2018 Regular City Council Meeting  
     2. Amended by Substitution Authorizing Mayor Anderson to sign a letter to Ted Wellman, Chairman of the Kenai River Special Management Area Board (KRSMA) (4 Yes, 3 No)  
      Approved Authorizing Mayor Anderson to sign a letter to Ted Wellman, Chairman of the Kenai River Special Management Area Board (KRSMA) (6 Yes, 0 No)
 
 10.  MAYOR/COUNCIL REPORTS   
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
 11.  CITY MANAGER'S REPORT  
 12.  PUBLIC COMMENTS   
 13.  COUNCIL COMMENTS   
 14.  EXECUTIVE SESSION   
      A. City Clerk’s Annual Evaluation [AS 44.62.310(c)(2)]
 
      B.
Manager Contract Negotiations [AS 44.62.310(c)(2)]
 
 15.  MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS   
  A.  March 7, 2018 Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.
 
   B.  Cancelled March 14, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
 
  C. 
March 15, 2018 Airport Commission Meeting 5:30 p.m.  
  D. 
March 28, 2018 Work Session – Annexation 4:00 p.m.  
  E. 
March 28, 2018 Regular Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
 
 16.  ADJOURNMENT   
The next Regular City Council Meeting is March 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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