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 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018 

Sales tax now exempt for renters

The assembly voted on Thursday to adopt an ordinance exempting sales tax for long term residential renters. The new ordinance defines long term as...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

State Troopers report details death at Alaska Excursions glacier tour

Launching a canoe in high water too close to rapids and a corresponding engine malfunction contribut...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 30, 2018

If voters reject paying for police, the assembly has a choice to make

Mud Bay, Lutak and Upper Valley residents are preparing to choose whether or not they want to create an on-call police service area in their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 30, 2018

DOT to curb blind corner on Third and Main Street

The Alaska Department of Transportation will soon extend by nine feet the no-parking zone on Main Street in front of Talia’s Treasures. In an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 23, 2018

Voters to decide on police service areas

Voters in Mud Bay, Lutak and Haines Highway who live outside the townsite will have the option to create on-call police service areas in their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 16, 2018

Assembly delays rental tax exemption decision

The Haines Borough Assembly last week postponed taking action on an ordinance aimed at reducing expenses for long-term housing renters. This spring,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 9, 2018

Assembly advances publicly funded solid waste program: Mayor breaks tie vote

The Haines Borough Assembly narrowly advanced a ballot measure during its first public hearing Tuesday that would give voters the option to approve a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 9, 2018

Voters one step closer to deciding on police service outside townsite

The Haines Borough Assembly advanced an amended ballot question that would allow Lutak, Mud Bay and Haines Highway residents to vote to create their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 9, 2018

Communication a theme in assembly's manager evaluation

Presenting a range of alternative plans, being more objective and formulating processes for vetting ordinances and a feeling of mistrust between...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 26, 2018

Ballot measure would change charter to allow areawide policing

The Haines Borough Assembly narrowly approved introducing two ordinances for public hearings that, if advanced, would allow voters to decide whether...

 

Borough considers a new 1% sales tax instead of landfill fees

The Haines Borough is moving toward proposing an additional 1 percent sales tax to fund a new borough-directed solid waste disposal program — maybe...

 

Assembly at odds over university timber sale

Assembly members, meeting as a committee of the whole June 19, debated whether the borough was misrepresented in information University of Alaska...

 

Assembly withdraws funding for OpenGov

The assembly withdrew funding for an online public engagement software program before approving next year’s $13.6 million budget, reversing its...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

Committee rejects proposal to elect board, planning commission members

Haines Mayor Jan Hill will continue to appoint volunteers to the borough’s committees and boards after a proposal to shift responsibility to voters...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

$100,000 'lipstick job': officials discuss fate of public safety building

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed what should happen with the borough’s public safety building Monday, a facility that one assembly member said...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 31, 2018

Assembly rejects police dog proposal

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a proposal Tuesday to seek grants to purchase a police dog. The assembly also rejected, 4-2, having...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 17, 2018

OpenGov could take time to see citizen response

The Haines Borough Assembly last week narrowly approved purchasing a $40,000 software program aimed at increasing citizen engagement, but the assembly...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 10, 2018

Assembly debates budget details

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed and made amendments to the $13.3 million 2019 fiscal year budget Tuesday—which included voting to allow...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 3, 2018

Assembly questions attorney's past decisions

Last week, the Haines Borough put the word out that it’s seeking a new municipal attorney. The assembly directed borough manager Debra Schnabel to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 26, 2018

Assembly advances moratorium on Chilkoot tour permits

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to develop a resolution placing a moratorium on issuing new tour permits on Chilkoot Lake and river corridor....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Assembly gets existential

The Haines Borough Assembly met Monday and discussed their effectiveness as a body and as individual representatives. The special meeting, which is sl...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Unexpected revenues cushion borough budget

Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel previewed her $13.3 million draft budget for the coming fiscal year, which includes a small increase in...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 5, 2018

Public packs assembly chambers during timber sale meeting

The Haines Borough Assembly heard from more than 40 people Tuesday about the University of Alaska’s proposed 13,000-acre timber sale, but more...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 22, 2018

Committee bashes fuel, bridge tax levy proposal

Borough assembly finance committee chair Tom Morphet’s proposals this week to levy two new taxes to pay for bridges and roads fell largely on deaf e...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 15, 2018

Assembly approves Glacier Point ATV tour with conditions

The Haines Borough narrowly approved a new Glacier Point ATV tour permit proposed by a Skagway tour company. The borough assembly voted 3-3 to approve...

 

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