Councilman Robert Peterkin

Members of the Kenai City Council got to meet its new professional community boosters last night at its regular meeting.
    Coy West of Divining Point, an Austin, Texas, marketing firm told the council the project to market the city is getting underway.
    “So the scope at this point is is I think being thoroughly defined. One of the things that we're looking forward to is really finding those qualities and characteristics about the city of Kenai that make it unique,” he said. “Not only to the Kenai Peninsula, but also Alaska and the greater U.S.”

  At last night's Kenai City Council meeting, former Mayor Ron Malston was remembered. He passed away late last month at the age of 85. The council voted to place a memorial plaque at Leif Hansen Memorial Park, and plant a tree in his name.

A memorial service was held on Saturday.

As work continues to remodel the Kenai Municipal Airport terminal building, businesses inside are suffering. At last week’s Kenai City Council meeting, the council took steps to relieve the financial burden all the construction is causing.

Introduced by Vice Mayor Tim Navarre, the resolution would give the city manager the power to adjust occupancy fees on a case-by-case basis.