Borough Assembly Meeting Report

1 September 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report

By Sue McClure


This was a fairly short meeting, ending before 8 PM. We heard the quarterly report for the KPB School District from Superintendent Sean Dusek. His report is available on the borough website, but the highlights include a slight rise in enrollment and graduation rates, and the announcement of an October 15 community presentation on the upcoming budget year, which will be offered on the web this year. In his report, Mayor Navarre reported that the Health Care Task Force would meet the third Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 PM.


We enacted the ordinance appropriating $521,100 from the state for the Community Revenue Sharing Program. Mark your calendars for the community meetings: Sterling at the Elementary School September 23 at 6 PM, Bear Creek at the Fire Station September 25 at 6 PM, and on Saturday September 26 Lowell Point 9:30 AM, Moose Pass at 1 PM, Hope at 3 PM and Cooper Landing at the school at 7 PM.



We also appropriated funds to the Diamond View Estates utility special assessment district (near Homer) and appropriated approximately $3 million from the Central Peninsula Hospital’s plant replacement and expansion fund and declared their intent to issue revenue bonds to pay for equipment for their specialty clinic building.


Several ordinances were introduced on the consent agenda, including payment of $9.5 million from the State for PERS liability, appropriating state funds for an additional E911 dispatcher for State Parks, and funds from the South Peninsula Hospital’s operation fund for purchase of additional property. These will have public hearings at our September 15 meeting, in Homer.


We hold our annual meeting in Homer on September 15 at 6 PM at their Council Chambers. As always, the agenda and videos of our meetings are available at www.kpb.us. I can be reached at 491-0828 or smcclure@kpb.us. The Seward Annex office and Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area offices in Sea View Plaza are great sources of information as well.