Minutes of the Public Hearing

Denali Borough Assembly

Tri-Valley Community Center

April 9, 2003


CALL TO ORDER    Presiding officer Jim Caswell called the public hearing to order at 7:00 pm.


ROLL CALL               Assembly members present were: Jim Caswell, Gerald Pollock, Sid Michaels, Baxter Mercer, Bob Shelton, David Evans, Neal Laugman, Teresa Hall, and Carol Shields was absent.  Mayor Talerico was also in attendance. 


1.)  Ordinance 02-12, Version B, an ordinance amending the procedure for filling a vacancy on the Borough Assembly.


Healy resident, David Braun, spoke in favor of the people electing their representatives versus allowing the Assembly to appoint from within.  Braun reviewed his rendition of the ordinance and outlined the changes he would like to see occur.


Braun also suggested that the Borough use a more definitive definition of a “committee” when committees are formed in the Borough.  He continued on with his proposed changes to the ordinance.


Healy resident Ray Gary, who also signed up to give public testimony, relinquished his three minutes to David Braun, so Braun could finish his comments.


Braun continued to discuss the Assembly and committee seat appointment process.  Braun expressed his disappointment concerning a committee seat appointment held, illegally in his perspective, in 1995 to try and reappoint Gina Soltis to the Land Use Planning Committee.


He encouraged the Assembly to postpone this ordinance.


2.)  Ordinance 03-02, version A, an ordinance appropriating one half of the interest earned by the permanent investment fund during the fiscal year 2002 to the general fund in accordance with Section 9.17 of the Denali Borough Charter.


There were no comments.


3.)  Ordinance 03-03, Version A, an ordinance amending the Denali Borough Code of Ordinances, Chapter 27, pertaining to severance tax.


There were no comments.


AJOURNMENT         CASWELL declared the public hearing adjourned at 7:08 pm.






Date Approved:  May 14, 2003