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 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...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019

COW holds first budget meeting

The borough manager’s draft budget was brought to life Tuesday when 11 department heads pitched assembly members on operations and goals....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Scammer posing as Mayor Hill steals from residents

It starts with a generic question. A one-liner email appears in your inbox from what appears to be Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill. “Are you...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

2018 economy grows by $60 million

Roughly $60 million more came into the Haines Borough economy last year, creating close to a 10 percent increase in sales tax revenue from 2017. In a...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Mud Bay petitions against extraction

Mud Bay land owners brought forward a petition to the borough assembly’s Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee on Tuesday, calling for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Assembly requests delay constraints on Haines Hwy

The Haines Borough Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to direct the manger to ask the companies working on the highway construction projects this...

 

Your government will be responsive

To the people of Haines:  The borough empathizes with the authors of the paid commentary (April 4, p. 4) attempting to document drug issues in our...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Draft budget increases property taxes, no cuts

The Haines Borough manager’s 2020 proposed budget released this week amounts to nearly $18.7 million in total spending using $426,508 of borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Exposed trash puts landfill in DEC's sights

A resident’s written complaint on landfill management in the Haines Borough has caused the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Police to form volunteer squad

Beginning in July, the Haines Borough Police Department will initiate a program to put three trained volunteer officers into service with staff...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019

Josephson to propose borough hiring freeze

In the wake of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that would slash about $1.7 million in state funding to the borough, assembly member Brenda Jose...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Drug task force finds alcohol major contributor to crime

While the Haines Borough’s drug enforcement task force has worked since June 2017 to find solutions to drug-related issues, recent data analyzing...

 

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