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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 25, 2016

Assembly sets hiring schedule, salary for top jobs

In a discussion that included reference to U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia and a member being gaveled over teleconference, the Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

A detour for the borough's motor vehicle tax

After being tasked with looking at the biennial $22 motor vehicle registration tax, the Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services Committee is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Applicant claims right to heliport

A property owner at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway says he doesn’t need a permit to site a heliport there because the property has been used to land...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 12, 2015

Assembly OKs Sosa exit plan

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved outgoing manager David Sosa’s request to be let out of his three-year contract...

 

Borough briefs

Assistant eyed for manager The Haines Borough will look into the possibility of hiring an executive assistant to the manager rather than an economic a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015

Borough to enforce sign law

“This is one ordinance that I would very much like to see resolved, once and for all.” – Mark Earnest, on proposed changes to the Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Public safety panel wants voice

The Haines Borough’s Public Safety Commission is seeking more involvement in the municipality’s hiring of its next police chief after being...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Borough office scouted for 'spatial modifications'

The Haines Borough is looking into how it can maximize office space in the administration building without having to add on to the structure. Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa seeks $22K to study town police

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and Police Chief Bill Musser are asking the assembly to authorize a $22,000 review of the police department by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Assailant Jackson sues borough

A Haines man found guilty of three charges stemming from a July 2012 fight with three Haines Borough police officers has filed a civil suit against...

 

Sosa to attend manager event

In addition to attending informational sessions on budgeting and economic development, Haines Borough Manager David Sosa can golf and groove at the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Five candidates seek 2 seats on assembly

As of Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, five candidates had filed for two open seats on the Haines Borough Assembly. Residents Jerry Erny, Ron Jackson,...

 

Downtown group members question role, power

Members of the Haines Borough’s Downtown Revitalization Committee on Monday found themselves at odds with the municipality’s structure and vision...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Deals with rogue cops questioned

Assembly member Debra Schnabel is questioning Haines Borough agreements with a former police chief and sergeant, who resigned in exchange for the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 26, 2014

Manager to hold town hall meeting

Haines Borough residents can ask questions of rookie manager David Sosa at a town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Chilkat Center...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 19, 2014

Baskaya 'emergency hire' for development position

The Haines Borough has hired a “community and economic development special projects manager” to work for two months on tasks related to downtown...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 22, 2014

Assembly to consider new, high-ranking job Tuesday

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa said this week that if the proposed community and economic development director position is not approved by the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 15, 2014

Assembly endorses new office in trailer

The Haines Borough is looking to buy a 450-square-foot trailer to use as extra office space despite having an empty desk at the administration buildin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Budget would shift jobs, add to office

Haines Borough interim manager Julie Cozzi released her draft $12 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Tuesday, which includes a proposal to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

Assembly to revisit heliport issue

The Haines Borough Assembly agreed last week to hear an appeal of a Feb. 13 planning commission decision denying a conditional use permit for a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Permanent Fund interest unspent

For years, the Haines Borough has not used the full share of the interest it’s authorized to spend annually from the borough’s $8 million...

 

Editorial

If Bill Musser works out as chief of the Haines Borough Police Department, it will be despite the borough’s hiring process, not because of it. The b...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

New manager gets $98K, 35 days leave

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a compensation package Tuesday for incoming manager David Sosa that includes a $98,000 annual...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 9, 2014

SEABA agrees to pay $21K to BLM

A Haines helicopter skiing company has agreed to pay more than $21,000 in fines and fees for flying on federal lands closed to the activity 54 times d...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 9, 2014

Chief hopeful explains leaving job

Interim Haines Borough Manager Julie Cozzi said this week she was comfortable with a police chief...

 

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