Council's improvements to community plans

The Soldotna City Council unanimously agreed to raise the amount of appropriations for renovations to the Joyce K. Carver Library $30,000 to $42,000.

The amount was changed after the Soldotna Library Friends informed Mark Dixson, in a memorandum from City Librarian Rachel Nash, that recent fundraisers reached the amount of $21,000, up from the previously calculated $15,000.

Nash suggested the city put the money toward the Rasmussen Foundation challenge community grant that matches funds raised by a municipality of up to $100,000, open until June 30.

The ordinance specifies the amount will go to purchasing furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Following, the Council adopted an ordinance allowing fishing in Centennial Park’s boat launch lagoon before July 1, and after August 30 of each year.

Parks and Recreation director, Andrew Carmicheal said this was to match a regulation put in place by the Alaska Board of Fish. Previously the lagoon had been closed year round to ensure the safety of anglers.

Any person caught fishing in the lagoon between July 1 and August 30 will be fined $100, according to the ordinance.

Kelly Sullivan can be reached at kelly.sullivan@peninsulaclarion.com

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