Today, Oct 2, is Election Day in the City and Kenai Peninsula Borough
Voting takes place from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Lowell Point and City voters’ polling location is the KM Rae Building, 125 3rd Avenue.
Early voting is underway at Seward City Clerk’s office
Bear Creek Precinct voters, those who live outside of city limits, will vote at the Bear Creek Fire Hall, as usual.
In the City elections, five candidates are vying for three 2-year seats. Jean Bardarson, Marianna Keil, Ristine Cassagranda, Tim McDonald and Kenneth Blatchford.
There are two ballot measures:
Proposition 1 would allow the city to adopt its own financial disclosure form, sustaintially the same one as the Alaska Public Officials Financial Disclosure law used to have prior to 2007. It would allow candidates for the Mayor, City Council, and Planning and Zoning Commission, and City to go back to earlier APOC financial reporting requirements, and opt-out of the current requirements, as more than 100 municipalities have done.
Proposition 2 asks voters to approve Alaska Waste Inc., as the city’s contract waste management firm, thus approving a 7-year franchise agreement with the city. The contract would allow automatic fee increases of 140-percent of the annual Consumer Price Index, and there would be a 20 percent increase in the first year. But Alaska Waste would offer more services, including bear-resistant trash cans and dumpsters, and large item curbside pickup.
Borough Voters will be asked to approve incumbent KPB south Peninsula Rep. Sue McClure for another three-year term. She is running unopposed. They also will vote on two new flood-board representatives. Both are running unopposed for seats, but there is one remaining seat still open: Robert “Bob” Reisner and Randy Stauffer.