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 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 11, 2019

Assembly again will consider expanded police service area

Policing outside of the townsite could be on the October ballot once again, one year after Mud Bay, Lutak and Haines Highway voters rejected raising...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 11, 2019

Chief Scott up for reappointment

by Jenna Kunze The Public Safety Commission this week recommended the borough manager reappoint police chief Heath Scott, whose three-year contract wi...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Governor's vetoes hit seniors, schools

Borough manager Debra Schnabel said Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s deep cuts in public services will make living in Alaska more difficult and she expects a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Research: proposed mine tailings ordinance will not be effective

A proposed ordinance aimed at limiting storage of hazardous liquids within one mile of waterways will not meet its intended goal of regulating a mine...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

High bidder for harbor project complains to assembly

On June 27, borough staff recommended the assembly proceed with awarding a harbor project to low-bidder Hamilton Construction. But the assembly took...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Borough will release RFP for wood chipper

The Haines Borough Assembly has taken a step towards purchasing a wood chipper, its next move in a multi-year borough discussion about converting of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Borough Briefs

Quarterly sales tax collections down Sales tax collections submitted to the Haines Borough for the first quarter of 2019 are down 3.6 percent, or $17,...

 

Duly Noted

Susan and Fred Johnston’s two-day garage sale on Small Tracts Road last weekend raised more than $1,000 for Becky’s Place shelter. Johnston said K...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019

Publicly funded garbage program back on the table

On Tuesday, the borough’s commerce committee revived a 2018 proposal for a publicly funded solid waste program paid for by up-to-a-1 percent sales t...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019

Boat launch bids exceed funding

Bidders for the Portage Cove boat-launch project exceeded the engineer’s cost estimate by roughly $1 million, causing an executive session last...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019

Planning commission debates local ferry service

In the midst of deep state budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Haines Borough Planning Commission debated last week whether or not...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019

Ryan applies for Skagway Manager job

Haines Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan is among five short-listed applicants being considered for borough manager in Skagway. Ryan, who is set...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Assembly approves budget, slight hike to property taxes

The Haines Borough Assembly set its 2020 operating budget on Tuesday, adopting a significantly lower property tax mill rate than the manager’s...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Residents question ethics of borough plowing manager's private road

On Tuesday, borough manager Debra Schnabel addressed citizens’ complaints on borough road maintenance benefitting her private land. Schnabel is a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Aqueous storage stays in committee

On Tuesday, discussion by the Government Affairs and Services (GAS) committee of an ordinance that would ban storage of hazardous liquids within a mil...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Committee reconsiders seasonal sales, alcohol tax

A 3 percent sales tax on Alcohol and Marijuana, a five-cent fuel tax, and a seasonal sales tax were discussed at a special finance committee meeting...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

Josephson proposes cuts to library, museum

The Haines Borough Assembly will hold a third public hearing on June 11 to address assembly member Brenda Josephson’s proposed budget amendments, in...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly approves plastic bag ban On Tuesday, the Haines Borough joined the ranks of nine other Alaskan communities banning the distribution of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

HVFD to resurrect search and rescue team

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department is adding a search and rescue unit to its ranks, with bylaws set for adoption at their June 10 meeting....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 23, 2019

New York architects present PC trail plans

Two represenetatives from a New York-based landscape architecture firm visited Haines from May 18 to May 23 to meet with residents, present plans for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 16, 2019

Assembly asks DNR to extend Constantine permit comment period

The Haines Borough forwarded borough manager Debra Schnabel’s letter to the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requesting a 30-day...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 16, 2019

Committee rejects seasonal sales tax

As borough officials, staff and residents prepare for less state revenue, assembly members rejected a seasonal sales tax proposal, an idea at least...

 

Police spending, canine conundrum

The Haines police chief is asking for a $37,826 budget increase — about 3.7 percent — for the fiscal year that starts July 1, to help cover the...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Borough Briefs

Public hearing for $150,000 paint job The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would allocate $150,000 of townsite funds...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 25, 2019

Police chief asks for more funding

On Tuesday, the Committee of the Whole (COW) discussed borough manager Debra Schnabel’s proposal for the townsite service fund, which accounts for...

 

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