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 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Committee rehashes fund ordinance

At a finance committee meeting Tuesday, assembly members Brenda Josephson and Tom Morphet rehashed a debate to reallocate sales tax revenue funds...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS receives borough funding The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $20,000 allocation Thursday to KHNS in the wake of stripped state...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

Borough staff shakeup: 3 employees to leave, chief looks to Wrangell

Two Haines Borough department heads and one administrative employee are vacating their positions within the next month, and a fourth department head...

 

Sousaphone at last thanks to donations

Sousaphone makes debut, Band wins Grand Champion Award! Thank you, Haines! Four years of fundraising recently paid off when the Haines Community...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Boroughwide policing back on the table

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to advance a charter amendment that would again put the question of boroughwide policing on the October ballot....

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Borough to pay $450,336 for school debt reimbursement

The borough is set to pay $450,336 for school debt this year, bond payments which had largely been covered by the state since 2005. On Monday, the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Hamilton awarded $4.7 million bid

The Haines Borough assembly unanimously voted to award the $4.7 million Portage Cover boat launch project to Skagway-based company Hamilton...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Should the assembly be in charge of police chief?

The assembly voted 5-1 on July 18 to elevate the Haines Borough chief of police position to a borough officer. That would put the chief directly...

 
 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...

 

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