Unemployment Rates July 2009

Dave Carey, Borough Mayor Today’s unemployment figures from the State continue to shows the serious unemployment reality for the resident and taxpayers of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. At 10.9% average unemployment for 2009, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is averaging 2.5% higher than the average for 2008. This 10.9% rate of […]

Floodplain Development Permitting Day

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be hosting a permitting information day.    Purpose of this gathering will to give landowners  interested in doing projects on their property an opportunity to work with permitting agencies. Staff will help determine if an agency permit is necessary, assist in application writing and provide information […]

Alternative Energy Agenda

Good Morning all, In anticipation of my presentation regarding renewable energy and energy conservation in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, I would like to provide the link to the “working” Proposed Agenda that will be presented to the House and Senate Special Committees on Energy for discussion. I am on the […]

Fire mobilization

Under the direction of the Fire Incident Commander, a significant mobilization of Fire fighters will be taking place over the next three days to deal with the Shantatalik Fire. Over 1000 individuals will be mobilized in this effort which is expected to last a week depending on the behavior of […]

Borough Initiative Petitions

Two weeks ago the Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers (ACT) filed two initiative petitions with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s office. One of the initiative petitions was a revenue cap and the second one would extend the current law on assembly term limits. After taking the full two weeks allowed by […]

Additional Revenue Funds

This morning we received printed documentation of additional “One-time Stimuls” revenue. Our Finance Director said this was from the Federal Stimulus program. These are estimates: KPB                  $989,553 Homer               $167,415 Kachemak         $  14,205 Kenai                $212,158 Seldovia            $    8,638 Seward             $  80,939 Soldotna           $121,151 I will be developing a program, which will […]

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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]