Council certifies election, 2 members resign

Along with new members elected this month, Soldotna City Council will soon see new appointed members as two seat-holders resigned at Wednesday’s meeting.

The council unanimously certified its municipal election seeing Meggean Bos voted to Seat B, Keith Baxter to Seat E and Regina Daniels re-elected to Seat D.

With his election as an assembly member for the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, the city is accepting applications for Dale Bagley’s Seat C replacement. Interested citizens also have the option of applying for John Czarnezki’s Seat A. Czarnezki has accepted a job with the city’s planning and zoning department. The council unanimously accepted both council members’ letters of resignation.

The applications will be available on the city’s website, http://ci.soldotna.ak.us, or for pick up at Soldotna City Hall Thursday. The deadline to apply is Oct. 16 at 4:30. Applicants will be interviewed at the Oct. 23 council meeting.

An ordinance to increase driveway widths from 24 feet to 30 feet was voted down by council.

Following an impromptu executive session, council amended an ordinance that would allow the city engineer to grant exceptions to construction standards when it is in the best interest of the city. The ordinance originally stated, “This ordinance shall be retroactive to be effective as if it were enacted on April 1, 2013.” Council changed it to be effective upon ordinance adoption. The amended ordinance passed.

The council unanimously passed an ordinance to change residency requirements for board members.

Along with certifying election results, the following resolutions were also passed:

—   adopting the substitute Master Plan Concept for the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex with maximum construction cost set at $17 million,

—   authorizing the city manager to purchase wood decking for ice rink floor covering in the amount of $35,668,

—   allowing the city manager to enter a contract with SGM Incorporated for $148,000 for the Binkley Street Road Rehabilitation Design,

—   changing the title and scope of a state grant from “Redoubt Avenue Street Improvement Project” to “Redoubt Avenue and Other Street Improvement Projects.”

The next council meeting is at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Soldotna City Hall.

 

 

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