Tuesday, September 7, 2010

KPB Meeting Tonight

The Alaskan Review

Kenai Peninsula Borough  Meeting Tonight

listen on 91.9 FM KDLL

In progress...
*Will update as the meeting progresses*

zzzz... nothing of note yet. Breaking their arms patting each other and themselves on the back.

Voted: YES to buy the adjacent property to the Hospital 8-1
Voted: Unanimous Consent to pay for snow-machines
Voted: Unanimous Consent to pay for the Shower Replacement Act
Voted: Unanimous Consent for $185K for ambulance for Nikiski
Voted: Unanimous Consent for money for stage equipment at the high-school
Voted: Unanimous Consent for 5 million for roads from the state.
Voted: Unanimous Consent for Separate approval for pay raises pamphlet
Voted: Unanimous Consent for a feasibility study for public transportation
reconvene at 8:45pm

Hospital stuff... vote coming on the introduction of an ordinance to sign a letter of intent for entering into an agreement to sell the majority share of the local community owned hospital to a LPH (a private company).

The ordinance is non-binding and has been accused of not creating a dialog between the people and the Hospital board by detractors. Not signing it would possibly incur a $300k penalty to the borough.

Straw-poll of the room is 19 against vs 7 for, the introduction of the amendment. this does not reflect the council members positions, just the make-up of the room.

Amendment to have another public hearing... vote  5 yes vs 4 no on Oct 26.

Vote to move that the ordinance be put forward  4 YES vs 5 NO !!

vote on planning commission's decision to vacate an obscure easement but not the right-of-way: No action.

arm breaking/back-patting is commencing again.


Next meeting Sept 21. in Homer, AK

2 injured when pickup truck plows through coffee cafe

The Alaskan Review

Two people were injured Sunday morning when a pickup truck drove through the front of the Kaladi Brothers Coffee house on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna.

Soldotna PD said it would not release any info on the victims or the driver until a later date.

One person(not the driver) is listed in critical condition. The others condition was not known at this time. The driver of the truck was evaluated for injuries as well.

The word around the accident is that the driver came through the building trapping a person between a glass window and the vehicle, and the glass had to be broken to rescue them.

This happened right behind me as I was passing by!! I didn't know for sure what had happened until someone told me at lunch.