DENALI BOROUGH, ALASKA

 

RESOLUTION NO.  03-04

 

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE NEED FOR THE DENALI BOROUGH TO WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THE NORTH DENALI ACCESS STUDY BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THE PROVISIONS OF HB 244.

 

WHEREAS, business opportunities and employment in the Denali Borough are limited; and

 

WHEREAS, economic development in the Denali Borough should be studied; and

 

WHEREAS, the best use of land within the Borough, whether it be developed or left undeveloped, must be considered; and

 

WHEREAS, prior to HB 244 the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) was to be granted a right-of-way of land for a railroad and utility corridor in the Denali Borough; and

 

WHEREAS, HB 244 provides for the Denali Borough to replace AIDEA and be the entity to receive this land; and

 

WHEREAS, should the project in HB 244 be developed, the Denali Borough would exercise control over and receive the economic benefit from this land; and

 

WHEREAS, local control over economic development within the Denali Borough is of paramount importance; and

 

WHEREAS, the Denali Borough is conducting a North Denali Access Route Planning/Reconnaissance Study that includes the same area as contained in HB 244.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:  that the Denali Borough Assembly believes it to be in the best interest of the Borough to wait for the results of this study before making further plans to proceed with the selection of a railroad and utility corridor and ancillary facility land as contained in the provisions of HB 244.

 

PASSED and APPROVED by the DENALI BOROUGH ASSEMBLY this 12th day of March, 2003.

 

SIGNATURE ON FILE

Mayor

 

ATTEST:                                                            SIGNATURE ON FILE

                                                                                 Borough Clerk