Minutes of the Work Session

Denali Borough Assembly

Tri-Valley Community Center

April 9, 2003


CALL TO ORDER    Presiding Officer Jim Caswell called the work session to order at 6:30 pm.


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


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


MICHAELS discussed his proposed changes to the ordinance that defined “identifiable ballot”.  He requested that the Assembly amend and vote on this ordinance today.


POLLOCK spoke in favor of bringing this issue to the voters before the Assembly changes this procedure.


Discussion followed.


Mayor Talerico spoke in favor of the ordinance.


MERCER concurred with MICHAELS’ previous statements.


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.


EVANS spoke in favor of the ordinance and said this proposal would make the tax procedures less ambiguous, and possible create more revenue for the Borough.


At MICHAELS request EVANS explained “contractual transfer”. 


MICHAELS brought up the issue of how this would affect the “occasional severer”.


Discussion followed and CASWELL spoke against the annual permit requirement.


ADJOURNMENT      CASWELL declared the work session adjourned at 6:59 pm.








Date Approved:  May 14, 2003