Minutes of the Public Hearing

Denali Borough Assembly

Anderson School

November 19, 2003

 

CALL TO ORDER††† Deputy Presiding Officer POLLOCK called the public hearing to order at 7:00 pm.

 

1.)Ordinance 03-18, an ordinance amending the Denali Borough budget for fiscal year 2004.

 

There were no public comments

 

2.) Ordinance 03-03, Version C, an ordinance amending the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances, Chapter 21, pertaining to severance tax.

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3.)Ordinance 03-08, Version C, an ordinance amending the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances, Title IV, Chapter 24, titled Management of Borough Real Property.

 

There were no public comments.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.)Ordinance 03-12, Version A, an ordinance amending the Code by addition of Title 5, Chapter 36, titled a Code of Ethics for the Denali Borough Mayor, Assembly and Borough employees.

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5.)Ordinance 03-14, Version A, an ordinance amending the Code by the addition of Title 5, Chapter 38, creating the Denali Borough Ethics Commission Policies and Procedures.

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David Braun, Panguingue Subdivision, stated that he is one of the goof balls that turned in these ethics violations complaints as well as other goof balls Ray Gary and John Winklmann.It has been two years since the first complaints dealing with open meetings violations and nineteen months since the first complaint about Mr. Caswellís residency. In that time he (Mr. Caswell) has tried to cover his tracks but the State of Alaska recognizes his mailing address as (listed a street address) Anchorage, his home is in Anchorage, and his attempt to changing his mailing address has not worked.But the most important and most serious allegation is fraudulent voting district boundaries and apportionment in this Borough since day one.†† It has been completely useless for the people of this Borough to vote, their votes have been disregarded. Itís been also useless for the people on the Assembly to vote on an ordinance because the boundary. The vote has been disregarded by the administration of Mr. Gonzales.Mr. Gonzalesí actions still seem to be dictating the actions of this Assembly.It is time for this Borough to become accountable to someone. The State of Alaska has refused to hold you accountable. The Borough needs to comply with the Alaska State Statutes specifically Title 29, the apportionment of the Assembly, and the other is the Charter amendments the other one is land use planning and regulation all of which this Assembly has chosen to disregard.Braun stated that nobody shows up to meetings because itís a complete waste of their time and unless they go to court, they may as well stay home. At least thatís what Mr. Gonzales and other Assembly members say, if you donít like it, go to court. Now you have found two lawsuits on your hands and I expect to win both of them.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.)Ordinance 03-15, Version A, an ordinance amending the Code, Appendix of Forms P, Q, R, S, T, U, and V, pertaining the Code of Ethics.

 

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7.)Ordinance 02-06, Version A, an ordinance providing for an ethics commission and providing for disposal of alleged violations.

 

There were no public comments.

 

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There were no public comments.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9.)Mayorís Annual Work Plan

 

There were no public comments.

 

AJOURNMENT†††††††† POLLOCK declared the public hearing adjourned at 7:10 pm.

 

 

 

ATTEST:_______________________APPROVED:__________________

 

 

 

 

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