Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Denali Borough Assembly

Cantwell School

February 11, 2004

 

CALL TO ORDER    Presiding officer Gerald Pollock called the regular meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

 

ROLL CALL               Assembly members present were: Gerald Pollock, Jim Caswell, Sid Michaels, Bob Shelton, Neal Laugman, Cynthia Trytko, Baxter Mercer, and David Evans.  Absent was Jennifer Skinner.  Mayor David Talerico was also in attendance.

 

The Chair entertained a motion to excuse SKINNER, MICHAELS so MOVED and MERCER seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

PUBLIC                      Sue Deyoe announced Winter-fest on February 27 - 28,

COMMENTS             2004.

 

David Braun, Panguingue Creek, read a letter that he had written to the Assembly.

 

AGENDA                   The chair entertained a motion to approve the agenda.  MICHAELS so MOVED and MERCER seconded. 

 

LAUGMAN stated that Ms. Hall will not be able to attend tonight so he MOVED to remove item F5 from the agenda, MERCER seconded. The VOTE was unanimous.

 

The VOTE to approve the agenda was unanimous.

                                   

MINUTES                   1.)  Assembly Meeting:  Work Session, Public Hearing, Regular Meeting held on January 14, 2004.

                                   

                                    The Chair entertained a motion to approve the January 14, 2004 Work Session minutes, MICHAELS so MOVED and MERCER seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

The Chair entertained a motion to approve the January 14, 2004 Public Hearing minutes, MICHAELS so MOVED and MERCER seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

The Chair entertained a motion to approve the January 14, 2004 Regular Meeting minutes, MICHAELS so MOVED and CASWELL seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

FINANCIAL                1.)  Financial report for December 2003.

REPORT

                                    The Chair entertained a motion to receive the December 2003 financial report.  MICHAELS so MOVED an MERCER seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

                                   

MAYORS                   Mayor Talerico gave a “brief” report of his activities for the last month.

 

DBSD SUPT.            Superintendent Wicker gave a written report.

REPORT

 

COMMITTEE             LUPC member John Miner to discuss the Ground Lease Contract (fill in format) as submitted by the Land Use Planning Committee (LUPC).

 

                                    Miner gave a report explaining the process that the LUPC went through to come up with the Ground Lease.  He also explained why the LUPC choose this master ground lease. 

 

ASSEMBLY               CASWELL stated that we would like to see minutes of the

COMMENTS             work sessions in Anderson.  CASWELL also asked how we are doing on collection of severance tax.

 

                                    LAUGMAN stated that it is wrong to have puddles on the floor of our schools. 

 

                                    MICHAELS stated that the Northern District Work Session was held at Rock Creek Bed and Breakfast.  The next Northern District Work Session will be on Monday, March 8, 2004, at the Anderson City Council Chambers.  He encouraged all Members to attend.

 

                                    Mayor Talerico recognized Mayor Holmes from the City of Anderson. 

 

RECESS                   The Presiding Officer declared a recess at 7:10 PM.

 

RECONVENE           The Presiding Officer called the meeting back to order at 7:20 PM.

 

ORDINANCES          1.)  Ordinance 03-08, Version E, an ordinance amending the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances, Title IV, Chapter 24, titled management of borough real property.

 

                                    LAUGMAN MOVED to amend to Section 1 adding items C and D of the handout.  MERCER seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

                                    LAUGMAN MOVED to amend Section 5 Item E to insert “competitive bids” EVANS seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

                                    LAUGMAN MOVED to amend Item L to insert “…for non-competitive bid lands..” MERCER seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

                                    LAUGMAN MOVED to substitute Section J without including schedule B, TRYTKO seconded.

 

                                    Schedule A was changed by unanimous consent to add 1 dollar to read, $10,001-30,000 and $30,001 to 80,000 and $80,001 and above.

 

                                    The VOTE was unanimous.

 

                                    There was discussion on competitive bids and non-competitive bids. 

 

                                    MICHAELS MOVED to remove the word “for” and add “based on” in Section 5, second sentence. LAUGMAN seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

                                    MICHAELS MOVED to change the last sentence under Section G to read, “The Administrator as needed and with Assembly approval, shall reappraise leased Borough land to determine fair rental value.” CASWELL seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

                                    CASWELL MOVED to amend Section 5 Item K to delete “for a compelling public purpose or use.”   MERCER seconded. 

 

                                    CASWELL explained his amendment.

 

                                    The VOTE was 2-6 with CASWELL and MERCER in favor and SHELTON, TRYTKO, POLLOCK, LAUGMAN, EVANS, and MICHAELS opposed.

 

                                    LAUGMAN MOVED to postpone until the next meeting, MERCER seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

2.)  Ordinance 04-01, an Ordinance amending Article IV, section4.07 (1) of the Denali Borough Charter concerning the part-time position of the Mayor. (Sponsor Neal Laugman)

 

LAUGMAN spoke to the ordinance.  LAUGMAN MOVED to adopt, MERCER seconded.

 

MICHAELS read Section 4.07.2 of the Charter.  He expressed some of his concerns.

 

LAUGMAN withdrew his Motion and MERCER withdrew his second.

 

LAUGMAN MOVED to postpone until the next meeting MICHAELS seconded, The VOTE was 7-1 with EVANS opposed.

 

3.)  Ordinance 04-02, an Ordinance amending the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances, Chapter 8, Section 4, pertaining to Roberts Rules of Order. (Sponsor: Jennifer Skinner).

 

MICHAELS MOVED to adopt, LAUGMAN seconded.  The roll call VOTE was unanimous.

 

                                    4.) (next Ordinance 04-02), an Ordinance amending Chapter 34 of the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances for a Planning Commission appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the assembly. (Sponsor: Sid Michaels).

 

                                    The Chair entertained a motion to introduce.  MICHAELS so MOVED and LAUGMAN seconded.

 

                                    MICHAELS explained the ordinance.

 

                                    The roll call VOTE was 7-1 with CASWELL opposed.  This will be Ordinance 04-02.

RESOLUTIONS        1.) Next resolution 04-02) A resolution of the Denali Borough Assembly supporting the participation in the Denali Commission Multi-Use facilities RFP. (Mayor David Talerico).

                                   

                                    MICHAELS MOVED to adopt and MERCER seconded.

 

                                    Mayor Talerico reiterated that the Borough is under no financial obligations.

 

                                    The roll call VOTE was unanimous.

                                   

OTHER                       1.)  Discussion regarding the Northern Access

BUSINESS                Reconnaissance Study (NARS)

                                   

                                    Mayor Talerico explained that we got the Memorandum of Agreement.  He also explained that the only problem that he has with the MOA is that it does not include“any encumbered debt at this time  should be paid.”

 

                                    CASWELL MOVED to amend this agreement to add all current encumbered expenses are to be paid, TRYTKO seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

                                   

2.) Discussion regarding Emergency Management Performance Grant (EPPG). (Mayor Talerico)

 

                                    Mayor Talerico explained the current status of the grant.

 

3.)  Liquor License renewal requests:

 

MICHAELS MOVED to take no action on all the requests, CASWELL seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

4.)  Approval of the Long Term Lease Applications as prepared by the LUPC for use by the Borough Administration when leasing Borough owned lands.

 

The Chair entertained a motion to postpone until the next meeting.  LAUGMAN so MOVED and TRYTKO seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

5.) Approval of the Ground Lease Contract (fill in format) submitted by the LUPC.

 

MICHAELS MOVED discussed the fact that there is a typo on page 8, section C, under “Disclosure” that the Denali Borough Local Emergency Planning Commission is not a Commission of the Borough so “Denali Borough” should be removed.

 

MICHAELS MOVED to postpone, TRYTKO seconded.  The VOTE was unanimous.

 

6.) The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) FY 05 population determination of the Denali Borough to be 1,914 people.

 

No action needed.

 

7.)  Discussion regarding Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Hornet Creek Kiosk. (Mayor Talerico)

 

Mayor Talerico explained the status of this project.

 

8.) Discussion regarding work sessions of the Assembly. (Jennifer Skinner)

 

MICHAELS suggested putting this on the next meeting agenda when SKINNER can be here to discuss it.

 

9.)  Public Comments. (Limited to three minutes per person)

 

Frank Talerico, Healy, commented on the long term lease and ground lease.

 

Mayor Eileen Holmes, Anderson, commented on the head count and funding numbers.

 

10.)  Executive Session regarding lawsuit filed by Mr. David Braun, and consideration of certain matters relating to the lawsuit which are by law required to be kept confidential.

 

The Chair entertained a motion to enter into executive session regarding the lawsuits filed by Mr. David Braun, and consideration of certain matters relating to the lawsuit which are by law required to be kept confidential.   LAUGMAN so MOVED and MICHAELS seconded.  The roll call VOTE was unanimous.

 

The Presiding Officer called the regular meeting back to order at11:07 pm.

                                   

ASSEMBLY               CASWELL announced that his daughter in-law was

COMMENTS             sworn in and became a US citizen.

 

NEXT MEETING       1.) Set the time and date of the joint Wok Session between the Denali Borough Assembly and the School Board to be held at the School District Office located at the Tri-Valley School on March 6, 2004 from 1:00-3:00 PM.

 

                                    2.) Set the time and date for the next regular meeting to be held at the Anderson School on March 10, 2004. Work Session to begin immediately following the Planning Commission meeting, Public Hearing 7:00, and the Regular Meeting to follow.

 

ADJOURN.                Presiding officer Pollock declared the regular meeting adjourned at 11:20 PM.

 

 

 

ATTEST:  _______________________  APPROVED:  __________________

                          Borough Clerk                                               Presiding Officer

 

 

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