Kenai City Council

Gravel underpins nearly every aspect of modern life — it’s in our roads, it’s in the foundations of our buildings, and perhaps, unfortunately, it’s in the gravel pit your neighbor wants to dig next door.

Regular meeting are held by the borough to address the lack of zoning in the unincorporated areas where gravel is extracted, but inside the city limits of Kenai, the planning and zoning commission wants to act on the potential eyesores left behind.

After months of hammering out a new contract with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center over operation of the Kenai Bicentennial Visitors Center, the Kenai City Council Wednesday night approved a separate one-year special use permit for the property the chamber's old headquarters sits is on, next to the visitor center.
    Known as the Moosemeat John Cabin, the building was the office of the chamber of commerce until it merged with the convention and visitors bureau in 2012 and moved into the visitors center. The chamber has owned the building since 1975.

After months of hammering out a new contract with the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center over operation of the Kenai Bicentennial Visitors Center, the Kenai City Council Wednesday night approved a one-year conditional use permit for the propterty the chamber's old headquartrers is on, next to the visitor center.
Known as the Moose Meat John Cabin, the building was the office of the chamber of commerce  from 1977 until it merged with the convention and visitors bureau in 2012 and moved into the visitors center.
Kenai City Attorney Scott

There could be a couple of changes to how the City of Kenai handles its council elections, but they're minor compared to the change that failed at Wednesday night's meeting.

The changes that will be offered to voters to enact would no longer require candidates to have 20 signatures in order to file for office, and newly elected council members will be seated a week earlier.

The change that will not happen is the designation of specific seats for council members. They are currently elected at large.

The city of Kenai administration has started cracking down on the city’s homeless and transient population, though at least one city official is concerned enough about the actions that he has urged caution.

"You know, in my mind, some of their rights are violated." - Vice Mayor Tim Navarre

City Manager Paul Ostrander reported to the council that he and the police chief removed tons of stolen items left by homeless people in various wooded areas of the city.

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