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 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 Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Commission to review private roads after ethics complaint

By Jenna Kunze The Haines Borough Planning Commission will take up a review of private roads maintained with borough funds, following a suggestion...

 
 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 Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Borough receives 14K in first quarter online taxes

The Haines Borough collected $14,731 in online sales tax revenue from January through March 31 this year, from online vendors Amazon, Netflix,...

 
 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 Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Site development permits excluded from general use

The Haines Borough Assembly passed an ordinance on Tuesday that requires land use permits for site development in the townsite, Mud Bay, and Lutak...

 
 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...

 

It's past time to pass a responsible budget

*The following letter written by Brenda Josephson was printed last week without her name due to an error during layout. We’re reprinting it this...

 
 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...

 

It's past time to pass a responsible budget

For almost a decade we have known that the State of Alaska’s revenues have been in decline.  Former Governor Bill Walker referred to the current...

 
 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 23, 2019

DNR extends comment period, but not because of borough request

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) permitting office announced Monday that it is extending the comment period for two state permits soug...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Pool switching to chlorine from salt water

Swimmers in Haines love the pool’s salt-based chlorination system, but it’s having unintended consequences—corroding the pool’s gutters,...

 

Borough Briefs

Employee housing rejected In a 3-2 vote last week, the Haines Borough assembly rejected an ordinance that aimed to define approval criteria and...

 
 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 Jenna Kunze    News    May 16, 2019

Police chief applies for UAA job

By Jenna Kunze Haines Borough Police Chief Scott is one of three applicants being considered for campus police chief at University of Alaska at...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 16, 2019

Commission chair urges better communication with borough assembly

Since the resignation of the Haines Borough Planning Commission chair Don Turner III in April, the working relationship between the planning commissio...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 16, 2019

Lack of census participation will cost borough state and federal funding

Every 10 years, roughly half of Haines residents jeopardize thousands of dollars in state and federal funding by ignoring U.S Census Bureau mailings,...

 
 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...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 16, 2019

Business Briefs

Body IQ moves up the hill After almost five years in the firehall in Fort Seward, owner and therapist Marnie Harman has moved Body IQ out of the rente...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 16, 2019

Assembly again considers, alcohol, marijuana taxes

On Tuesday, Haines Borough Assembly members considered introducing a two percent excise tax on marijuana and alcohol. “We should allocate those...

 

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