City of Soldotna

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The central peninsula’s reputation for biking is beginning to garner some national recognition. The cities of Kenai and Soldotna were recognized with bronze-level award from the League of American Bicyclists in its Bicycle Friendly America Program.

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A big step in expanding the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex will be introduced at this week’s city council meeting. A proposed addition of a 42,000 square foot fieldhouse has been in the works for several year. But the city will have to take on some debt if it wants to see the project completed.

 

 


It’s been four years since the city of Soldotna took stock of its long term comprehensive plan, called Envision Soldotna 2030. A lot has changed since then. City staff recently updated the report laying out what has been accomplished based on the comp plan.

 

 


 

Shoppers will need to start remembering their own bags, or start paying a little for them in Soldotna. The city’s bag on single use plastic bags goes into effect November 1st.

Kenai Peninsula Borough

It's municipal election day in the Central Kenai Peninsula, and there are plenty of choices on the ballot.

Or not as many, depending on where you live.

For example, both Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblymen Brent Hibbert and Kenn Carpenter, representing Districts 1 and 6 respectively, are running for reelection unopposed.

Willy Dunne is the only one of the three assemblymen with a challenger -- the Homer assemblyman faces Troy Jones in District 9.

 

Even without all six members present Wednesday night, the Soldotna city council narrowly voted against a resolution opposing the statewide ballot measure one.

 

 


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The city of Soldotna is tightening down its rules for mobile vendors operating in city limits.

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Ballots for this fall’s municipal elections have been finalized, and most of the heated campaigning will be left for elections further up the political food chain.

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly could be offering some opinion on annexation proceedings in Soldotna when it meets next.

 

Last week, small business owners got together in Soldotna at the still-under-construction Addie Camp restaurant to brainstorm how to support more new, local businesses and what needs to exist in the broader community to help make that happen. Leading the exercise was Nigel Sharp, a global entrepreneur in residence at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

 


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Under last Friday’s sunny afternoon skies, residents from around the Peninsula well beyond came to honor one of Soldotna’s earliest post-World War II homesteaders.


 

The dynamic between the Soldotna city council and the mayor will remain the same, after the council rejected a move to change the mayor’s job description.

 

 


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Young or old, few of us can get by these days without at least some occasional computer work. The Soldotna library recently received a grant that will help with basic digital literacy all the way up to coding.

 

 


 

The city of Soldotna has looked at expanding its footprint at various times over the years. The most recent effort goes back almost two years and has potential economic implications for residents, businesses and the city.

 

 


 

How active a voice should Soldotna’s mayor have? That was a question for debate at Wednesday night’s city council meeting.

Annexation may have been one of the hot topics over the past couple years in Soldotna, but there's a lot more going on. This week, we talk with city manager Stephanie Queen about everything from partnering with the city of Kenai on infrastructure projects to how the city gears up for fishing season. And, of course, the next steps in the process toward potential annexation.


 

A proposed ballot measure could change the role of Soldotna’s mayor. Council member Linda Murphy will introduce an ordinance this week to put a question before voters to change the city’s charter, and allow the mayor a vote on the council.

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The Soldotna city council signed off on the final map it will have the state consider for potential annexation at its meeting Wednesday.

 

 


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The Soldotna city council held a work session to mull over options for annexation Wednesday afternoon. The city has been working to get a petition together for the state for the past few years, but there’s still work to do to get a map more people can agree on.

 

 


 

Any effort to grow the city of Soldotna will have to wait at least a few more weeks. The council voted to postpone a vote on a resolution that would advance the annexation process at its meeting Wednesday night.

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce

A new visitor’s center in Soldotna is edging a bit closer to reality. The chamber of commerce has long sought a new location for a convention and visitor’s center.

The Soldotna city council will vote for one of two candidates to fill a recently-vacated council seat when it meets Wednesday.

 

The Soldotna city council voted to ban single-use disposable plastic bags at its meeting Wednesday night. There was little pushback on what has been, in other corners of the peninsula, a controversial issue.

 


 

 

The city of Soldotna could join the list of Alaska communities that have banned plastic shopping bags. An ordinance to do just that will be introduced at the March 28th council meeting.

 

The Soldotna city council will soon have a vacancy. Keith Baxter will resign at the end of the month from Seat F, which he has held since last November.

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