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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

 Soldotna City Council Agenda

February 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m.                                City Council Chambers                                        Regular Meeting  

(Action Agenda / Packet

Items that are no longer live links can be viewed within the packet, please use 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.  January 24, 2018 Regular Council Meeting Minutes     
January 25, 2018 Special Council Meeting Minutes
 4.  PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Items other than those appearing on the Agenda; 3 minutes per speaker; 20 minutes aggregate)  
 6.  PUBLIC HEARINGS (Testimony limited to 3 minutes per speaker)   
   A.  Ordinances  
     1. Enacted as Amended 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) (6 Yes, 0 No)
     2. Enacted Ordinance 2018-005 – Amending Soldotna Municipal Code to Include Provisions for Taxation and Regulations of Marijuana (Interim City Manager) (6 Yes, 0 No)
   A.  Ordinances (for introduction)   
     *1. 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) (Public Hearing on February 28, 2018)  
     *2. Ordinance 2018-007 – Increasing Estimated Revenues and Appropriations by $1,441.42 in the General Fund for Federally Forfeited Property (Interim City Manager) (Public Hearing on February 28, 2018)  
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) (Public Hearing on February 28, 2018)
   B.  Resolutions   
    *1. Resolution 2018-004 – Authorizing City of Soldotna Mayor, Nels Anderson, to Sign City of Kenai, City of Soldotna and Kenai Peninsula Borough Joint Resolution No. 2018-001, Requesting the Board of Fisheries Adopt a Policy to Rotate the Upper Cook Inlet Finfish Meetings between the Three Principle Communities of Kenai/Soldotna, Palmer/Wasilla and Anchorage (Mayor)  
     *2. Resolution 2018-005 – Extending the Lease Arrangement with Dean and Darlene Glick DBA Instant Replay for Retail Concession Space at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex (Interim City Manager)  
     3. Adopted Resolution 2018-006 – Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Sole Source Contract with Kachemak Electric Co., Inc. in the Amount of $74,820 for the SRSC Life Safety Upgrade Project (Interim City Manager) (6 Yes, 0 No)  
   C.  Other (includes appointments and items requiring action by city council)
     1. Confirming the City Clerk’s Appointment of a Deputy City Clerk  
   A.  Mayor's Report & Proclamations   
   B.  Council Reports on Boards/Commissions   
    A. Personnel Litigation Matter [AS 44.62.310(c)(1)] if discussed in public may have a negative impact on public finances.
   B. Proposed City Manager Contract Review [AS 44.62.310(c)(1) if discussed in public may have a negative impact on public finances.
  A.   February 28, 2018 Investment Work Session 5:00 p.m
   B.   February 28, 2018 City Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
The next Regular City Council Meeting is February 28, 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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