Category: KPB

Borough Veto

Last Thursday, I notified the Assembly that I intended to Veto Ordinance 2009-23. My VETO became official on Monday, June 1st, when I sent my required Veto Statement to the Clerk for distribution to the Assembly. Yesterday, Tuesday, as part of the committee of the Whole, the Veto was included. […]

Along with the “regular” work for the Mayor’s Office, I was involved in the following; Monday was Memorial Day and I attended and sang at the funeral for Ricky Ross at Noon. I was at the VFW afterwards. Tuesday was filled with the visit by Congressman Don Young to my […]

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Survey Respondents Favor New Library Museum

Nine out of 10 respondents participating in a recent telephone survey indicated they agreed that Seward needs a new library museum facility. “We consider this level of agreement to be very high,” said Donna Logan of the McDowell Group, an Alaska research firm that contacted 208 randomly selected Seward voters […]

ARE WE UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

ARE WE UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

There have been exciting developments toward building our new Library Museum! Wells Fargo has committed to a challenge grant for this project. Wells Fargo will donate $25,000 toward the building if the community will raise a $25,000 match by September 2009. Are we up for this challenge? Seward has always […]

Mayor Carey's Budget Statment

Budget Statement on Mayor’s Proposed 2010 Fiscal Year Dave Carey, Borough Mayor 05/05/09 The single greatest responsibility of the Borough Mayor is to prepare, with input from Staff, Service Area Boards, and resident taxpayers, the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. I have a duty and responsibility to provide […]

2010 Proposed Borough Budget

Dave Carey, Mayor As I continue to work on the proposed 2010 Borough Budget, I would like to bring everyone up-to-date regarding my current plans: Knowing that unemployment in the Borough is among the state’s highest, that tourism and all fishing is expecting a very weak year, that the oil […]

BOX CREEK CANYON WORK SESSION

The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area will hold a work session to discuss Box Canyon Creek flood issues. The work session will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Seaview Plaza Building, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, Suite 122 at 7:00 PM. The public is invited […]

GOT HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES 4 2009?

Seward may have its’ land value increased within the last month by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assessing Department.    My 3000 (30×100) Square foot property is now worth $56,000.00. This is roughly 25% increase from last years land value.  I was curious and asked my neighbor.  He too confirmed the reality.  […]

Borough Mayors Report

“Sound-Off” Remarks April 1st, 2009 To begin with, I wish to thank KSRM for allowing me to be here today and especially Karen McGahan for having me as her guest. I hope everyone appreciates that we are sending many more Americans, of all ages, into harm’s way in defense of […]

KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH ORDINANCE 2009-09

Some readers have written in with concerns about a proposed borough ordnance. The contentious section is; D. Floodways within the SMFDA district. Any development in the floodways in the SMFDA district located within the Resurrection River watershed, Spruce and Sawmill Creeks, shall be subject to the permitting requirements of KPB […]

Mayor’s Narrative Report #13 January 18, 2009 Week #13 has been very busy with the weather creating havoc. We took another great trip to Seward, had to cancel a trip to Tyonek because of ice, had concerns about ice and students waiting for buses, prepared for the Assembly Meeting, worked […]

Mayor’s Narrative Report #12 January 11, 2009   Week #12 has been very full with a trip to Seward on Monday, my fourth Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, many meetings dealing with the Budget and groups wanted the Mayor’s ear. Through it all, we dealt with very cold weather and the […]

January 4, 2009 Week #11 has been filled with meetings and preparation for my fourth Assembly Meeting. The Assembly Meeting on Tuesday will contain many agenda items as the Assembly has not met for over a month because of the Holidays. I have also worked on recovering the history concerning […]

December 28, 2008 Week #10 has been great as the trip to Seward on Tuesday missed the blizzard until coming home, Thursday was Christmas but on Saturday was the funeral for Roy Shapley. I did a lot of research on the Spruce Bark Beetle Program, we got our Federal Stimulus […]

Kenai Peninsula Borough Stimulus Projects

Kenai Peninsula Borough Stimulus Projects by Mayor Dave Carey On Monday afternoon, December 22, 2008, as part of a statewide teleconference, Senator-elect Begich requested that all projects to be considered in the Federal Stimulus Package be in his office by Monday, December 29th, 2008. These are the projects I have […]

Borough Mayor Visiting Seward

Our new Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor, David Carey, will be visiting in Seward on   Tuesday, December 23, 2008   The City Council and Public are invited to meet and speak with Mayor Carey and discuss issues concerning Seward.   City Council Chambers   Seward City Hall   2:30 p.m. […]

Week #8 has been most productive with a good deal of time and effort being focused on long and short term direction for the Borough. The 2009-10 Budget, reductions in Borough employees, economic opportunities and increasing involvement of Borough residents in public policy decision-making have been the highlights of this […]

DOT&PF imposes speed reductions on Seward Highway bridges

Recent inspections have detected weakened structural supports for three bridges in the Trail Lakes area along the Seward Highway, prompting speed reductions for vehicles crossing the affected bridges, according to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials. This action is in response to heavy commercial vehicles and loads […]

DOT&PF imposes speed reductions on Seward Highway bridges

Recent inspections have detected weakened structural supports for three bridges in the Trail Lakes area along the Seward Highway, prompting speed reductions for vehicles crossing the affected bridges, according to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) officials. This action is in response to heavy commercial vehicles and loads […]