15 September 2015 Borough Assembly Meeting Report
By Sue McClure
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly met in Homer, after a tour and dinner at the South Peninsula Hospital. The quarterly report for that hospital was presented at the 6 PM meeting. Several appropriation ordinances were approved, including $9.5 million from the State for unfunded PERS liability.
After testimony and discussion it was voted to object to a liquor license transfer in Ninilchik, due to the proximity to a church. The borough has a 500-foot distance limit between a liquor establishment and schools and churches, and is obligated to object unless there is no protest from the school or church.
There was considerable discussion over a resolution which would support the Pratt Museum’s request for state funds for a new facility, and this was ultimately postponed to our next meeting on October 13.
On the consent agenda, voting boards and officials were confirmed for the October 6 election, and among others, Ed Holsten was appointed to the Road Service Area Board to represent the East Region.
Community meetings are coming up, at which time revenue sharing and legislative priorities will be discussed. My schedule: Sterling on September 23 at 6 PM at the elementary school, Bear Creek September 25 at 6 PM at the fire hall, and on September 26 it will be Lowell Point 9:30 AM, Moose Pass 1 PM, Hope 3 PM and Cooper Landing 7 PM (at the school).
Our next (and my final) assembly meeting will be October 13 at 6 PM in Soldotna. As always I can be reached at 491-0828 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The borough’s website www.kpb.us contains information on meetings, task force meetings, and the upcoming October 6 election.