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Assembly moves through its work

Posted: January 21, 2014 - 7:55pm

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly held public hearings on two ordinances at its Tuesday night meeting.

Neither item prompted comments from borough residents.

The first ordinance concerned a staffing change at the Soldotna Public Safety Communication Center as well as a funding appropriation.

The assembly unanimously approved to create a new shift supervisor position and eliminate a dispatch position. The passage of the ordinance also OK’d increasing funding by $6,000 for the remainder of the fiscal year and $32,000 in years following that to make up the difference in position costs.

The second ordinance considered by the assembly was the updating of the 2010 Kenai Peninsula Borough All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The assembly unanimously voted to delete the 2010 Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan and adopt a 2013 version a flood mitigation plan for the same area. Updating mitigation plans is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to the ordinance.

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