City of Soldotna

Soldotna council approves new animal control rules

Oct 14, 2019

The Soldotna city council strengthened rules for animal care inside city limits at its meeting last week.

Soldotna airport to see upgrades

Oct 8, 2019
City of Soldotna

 

The Soldotna city council will vote on a resolution this week to award a design contract for improvements at the city airport.

Just days after the sudden death of Mayor Nels Anderson, citizens of Soldotna and surrounding areas converged on city hall Thursday night, to urge the council to postpone any action on annexation until after the municipal elections on Oct. 1. Others also wanted a new mayor seated before moving forward.

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As the city of Soldotna nears the end of its annexation process, the council listened to public testimony Saturday at Soldotna High School on its proposal to add roughly 3.8 square miles to city limits.

Nearly 100 people attended the meeting and about three dozen testified. The most common comment was the sense of unfairness that people in the proposed areas do not get a chance to vote on the matter.

Brian Olson lives outside the proposed annexation areas but has been a vocal opponent from the start.

“It appalls me that in this day and age the Soldotna Council, who do not represent folks living outside the city limits, can annex land without the explicit consent of the residents and businesses,” Olson said. “Borough residents have zero representation on the city council but will have their property rights and lines forever changed.”

Econ 919 - Soldotna aims to increase city size

Sep 6, 2019

On this week's Econ 919, we visit with Soldotna City Manager Stephanie Queen about the city's proposal to expand its boundaries by about 3.8 square miles through annexation.

Correction: The annexation public hearing is being held at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Soldotna High School auditorium.

Information on Soldotna's annexation petition can be found on the city's website.

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