City of Kenai

City of Kenai

 

 

There will be a more rigorous process for appealing some city decisions for Kenai residents. The council approved changes to city code that lay out who has good standing for such appeals.

 

 


 

 

The City of Kenai is scrambling to find a new operator of the city dock, after being informed the past vendor will not be returning and not getting any response from others.

“And I notified Harbor Commission of this the other night that our concessioner that has been operating the dock for the last couple of years, Copper River Seafoods, is not interested in pursuing that again this year. We did not find that out until a couple of weeks ago," City Manager Paul Ostrander explained to the Kenai City Council.

Spring may still be around the corner, with summer just a fond hope for the future, but the city of Kenai is actively working on projects to make the July dipnet season more convenient for participants. 

At last week’s meeting, the Kenai City Council voted to move funds from a completed South Beach access project, to needs on the north side of the river.

City of Kenai

 

The city of Kenai continues to pick up parcels of land along the bluff in anticipation of a major bluff erosion project.

Alaska Department of Corrections

 

Each year, about 12,000 prisoners are released in the state of Alaska. Three years after release, more than 60 percent of them will be back in prison. Lowering that recidivism rate has been a top goal of Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams. And his department is trying to team with the city of Kenai to bring those numbers down.

 

 


Libraries used to be quiet as mausoleums, with people shuffling quietly from the card catalog, to the stacks, to a straight-backed wooden chair at a table to read under harsh fluorescent lights. Stern librarians would peer over their glasses and give a “shush” at any sound.

Not so much any more.

“Libraries are not quiet any more. And there are some people who are kinda upset about that sometimes,” says Kenai Library Director Mary Jo Joiner. 

City of Kenai

The Kenai city council recently approved changes to leasing policies for airport lands. And that's just a beginning step in a long-range plan to put the city's considerable land assets to better use for development. 

The city of Kenai is looking to grow its economic base. That begins with one of the city’s more abundant resources — land. Shaylon Cochran has more on the plans to catalog and encourage development around the city:


There was another strong earthquake felt in Kenai almost exactly two years ago, though much closer than Tuesday morning's 7.9 event, meaning it caused a whole lot more damage in the Central Peninsula.

Some of that damage occurred to the Kenai City Dock during the January 24th, 2016, 7.1 earthquake.

City Manager Paul Ostrander explained to the Kenai City Council the administration’s plan to repair the damage, using funds left over from two other, completed projects.

Paul Ostrander, Kenai city manager, and Christine Cunningham, assistant to the city manager, talk about doing business in Kenai.

Pages