Adult business ordinance tabled

Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2005

At its meeting in Seward on Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly postponed Ordinance 2005-11, a measure restricting sexually oriented businesses in the rural district. That ordinance will be taken up again June 21.

The assembly also took testimony on Ordinance 2005-19, the budget measure that would appropriate funds for fiscal year 2006 beginning in July. The budget proposal gets another hearing May 17.

Several ordinances were adopted Tuesday, including Ordinance 2004-19-47, which appropriates $1.18 million to the fiscal year 2005 Road Service Area capital improvement project fund and redirects another $75,000 previously authorized to new projects.

Ordinance 2004-19-48 accepted and appropriated a $2 million payment from the U.S. Forest Service for the borough's Spruce Bark Beetle Action Plan.

In other business, the assembly:

Adopted Ordinance 2004-19-45, accepting an ambulance from the Southern Region Emergency Medical Services Council Inc. on behalf of Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area and appropriating a $10,000 local match.

Adopted Ordinance 2004-19-46, appropriating supplemental funding to cover health insurance costs in excess of budgeted amounts.

Adopted Ordinance 2004-19-49, accepting and appropriating a state grant in the amount of $45,000 for Nikiski Community Center renovations.

Adopted Ordinance 2005-17, authorizing the negotiated sale of a tax foreclosure parcel previously retained for public purpose as a water supply point for the Bear Creek Fire Service Area. The service area no longer needs the parcel.

Adopted Ordinance 2005-18, authorizing negotiated leases of space at the Kenai River Center building with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Passed Resolution 2005-036, setting the amount to be provided to schools from local sources at just over $35 million. The total school budget, including state and other aid, would be almost $106 million.

Postponed Ordinance 2005-20, which would adopt the 2005 borough comprehensive plan. It gets another hearing May 17.

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