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 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020 

Small cruise ships could return to Haines sooner than expected

At least one cruise line is taking steps to resume sailings in Lynn Canal as early as next month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, tourism director...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020 

Manager addresses assembly, mayor after her termination

Former Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel on Tuesday night addressed the assembly members and mayor who fired her last week, and placed final...

 

Former Borough Manager Debra Schnabel's response to her termination

On May 22 the Borough’s attorney offered me the opportunity to respond to any statement made by the public or by members of the Assembly during the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020

Assembly narrowly fires manager: mayor breaks tie

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday evening to fire borough manager Debra Schnabel without cause, with mayor Jan Hill breaking a 3-3 tie vote....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly suspends manager with pay

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 at its regular meeting Tuesday to suspend borough manager Debra Schnabel with pay. The assembly will hold an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly cuts funding for HEDC, library and museum

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly amended the working draft of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect a 50% reduction in sales tax...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Haines welcomes Royal Caribbean On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting increased port calls from Royal Caribbean...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly considers year-long museum closure

A new budget draft discussed at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting proposes cuts including a one-month closure of the library and a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly to consider suspending manager with aim to fire

On Monday, assembly member Paul Rogers asked borough manager Debra Schnabel to resign and said that...

 

Haines' 14-day quarantine is now a suggestion rather than a requirement

The Haines Borough’s quarantine resolution no longer “requires” people entering from other parts of the state to quarantine for 14 days, it...

 

Assembly considers stipend for mayor, EOC volunteers

On Tuesday, the assembly considered increasing mayor Jan Hill’s monthly stipend for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Members decided to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

Assembly requests new budget with more cuts to offset sales tax loss

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly introduced the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and began discussion of changes necessary to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 16, 2020

Assembly rejects ordinance for quarantine enforcement

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly rejected an ordinance that would have given the borough the ability to enforce its recommended 14-day...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 16, 2020

Josephson asks borough manager to curtail role as EOC director

Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel was asked to relinquish her role as incident commander for the Emergency Operations Center at Tuesday’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 16, 2020

Property owners receive two-week extension for filing appeals

The deadline for landowners to appeal the assessed value of their property has been extended to April 30. The original deadline had been this past...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 9, 2020

Should the public library stop foyer pickup?

The Haines Borough Public Library resumed offering pickup service this week after closing March 25, but that may end Tuesday when the assembly will...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 19, 2020

Chief proposes flat-funded police budget

Haines Borough police chief Heath Scott submitted a flat-funded budget proposal for a five-officer force for the coming fiscal year. The proposal come...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Borough-subsidized ferry untenable, assembly says

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to send a letter requesting the legislature allocate funds to cover service gaps after the breakdown of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 6, 2020

Assembly members propose library, museum consolidation

While Government Affairs and Services Committee members were disinclined to include an assembly chamber in the public library’s expansion project,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Assembly appoints Lapp to fill vacancy

Haines Borough Assembly members appointed Jerry Lapp to fill the assembly’s vacant seat by a vote of 3-2 at a meeting Tuesday night. The seat had be...

 

Assembly rejects taxes, leans toward cuts to close expected budget gap

Funding priorities in the upcoming budget cycle for the Haines Borough Assembly include education and public safety. For everything else, funding...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Flat budget still hurts, leaders say

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his flat-funded 2021 budget last month, with the biggest threats to Haines being a prolonged hit to ferry service, a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 19, 2019

Assembly approves harbor fee increase

Harbor fees and port tariffs will be increasing, beginning Jan. 1. On Tuesday, the borough assembly unanimously adopted an ordinance increasing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Maidy resigns over charter interpretation

Haines Borough Assembly member Sean Maidy resigned Tuesday, following the assembly’s 4-2 approval of a resolution interpreting charter to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019

Maidy hangs up on GAS committee

At a borough government affairs and services committee meeting Nov. 28, member Sean Maidy, who attended by phone, hung up on the two other committee...

 

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