Resilience and Security Advisory Commission

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Can the Kenai Peninsula Borough grant property tax exemptions to private businesses?

It can, according to borough code, if those companies can show they are contributing to the economic development of the borough. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Finance Committee discussed its tax exemption options this week following a request from a company that wants to build Alaska’s largest solar farm to-date on the Kenai Peninsula.

It’s been almost one year since the Resilience and Security Advisory Commission first started meeting. The commission works within the borough’s planning department and is brainstorming ways to make the Kenai Peninsula Borough more sustainable in the face of a changing climate — from how the borough manages solid waste to the efficiency of its buildings. 

Solid waste, recycling and composting  are up for discussion with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Resilience and Security Advisory Commission Solid Waste Committee members, Randy Arndt and Alexandra Ravelo, as well as Dan Kort, Solid Waste Director at Central Peninsula Landfill.

To find out more about the Resilience and Security Commission, access links to their meetings and contact the commission members go the the KPB website.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Resilience and Security Advisory Commission is newly organized and ready to advise the administration and assembly on sustainability solutions to promote the economic security, safety, self-reliance and wellbeing of its inhabitants.