INTRODUCED BY: Jerry Mueller




BE IT ENACTED by the Assembly of the Denali Borough, Alaska that:


Section 1. Classification.


This is a non-code ordinance.


Section 2. General Provisions. This ordinance shall be subject to review every three (3) years from the date of adoption.


Section 3. Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to enhance economic development in the Denali Borough and provide for systematic review and comment on development proposals by the residents of the Denali Borough.


Section 4. Annual Economic Development Enhancement Proposal. The council shall, prior to the initial expenditure of Council funds, submit an Economic Development Enhancement Proposal to the Denali Borough Assembly for approval. Thereafter, the Proposal shall be submitted to the Mayor in conjunction with the Council annual budget request not later than March 1st of each fiscal year. The Proposal shall contain a narrative of the Council budget and a descriptive analysis of the previous years activities relating the effectiveness of the Proposal.


Section 5. Prohibitions. The Denali Borough Economic Development Council is prohibited from acting as a lending institution for any purposes whatsoever.


Section 6. Members. The council will be comprised of six (6) members representing:


a.) (1) Business - non tourism related

b.) (1) Industry - non tourism related

c.) (1) Tourism

d.) (3) Local Government - (1) Denali Borough Assembly, (1) Anderson City Council, or their designee, and (1) school board member;

e.) The Denali Borough Mayor shall be an ex-officio member of the Council.


Section 7. Selection of Members. The Mayor shall suggest names of Council members to be confirmed by the Assembly. The positive as well as the negative vote shall be recorded. The letters A through E will be used to designate the seats of the Council. Members will be selected in accordance with Section 4 of this ordinance.


Section 8. Terms. The term of the members shall be for three years. The first members appointed after the formation of this Council shall be for one (1), two (2) or three (3) years as follows. Seats A and B one (1) year seat, Seat C and D for two (2) years, and E and F three (3) years. Their successors shall hold the council seat for a term of three (3) years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified.


Section 9. Qualifications. Qualification of members shall be in accordance with Borough voter qualifications.


Section 10. Officers. Council officers shall be selected in accordance with Denali Borough Ordinance 92-14.


Section 11. Vacancies. A Council seat shall become vacant upon death, failure to qualify, resignation or removal of a Council member by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Assembly. The Council may declare a seat vacant if a member of the Council leaves the area and plans to be gone more than one hundred twenty (120) days, or fails to attend three (3) consecutive meetings of the Council.


Section 12. Meetings.


A. Procedures. The committee procedures contained in Ordinance 92-14, and Roberts Rules of Order 9th Edition will apply.


B. Regular meetings. Regular meetings will be held per Section 14 of Ordinance 92-14. However, a minimum of one (1) meeting within the first six (6) months of the calendar year to select officers will be held.


C. Special meetings. Special meetings will be held as pers Section 15 of Ordinance 92-14.


D. Records. Minutes off all Council meetings will be kept, and a copy submitted to the Borough Clerk.


Section 13. Budget. The annual budget for the Economic Development Council shall be ten percent (10%) of the prior year business and industry tax revenue generated by the Denali Borough. The budget shall be forward funded in accordance with Denali Borough funding policies not to exceed the previous year tax revenue percentage. This shall be capped at a total contribution of Denali Borough funds not to exceed $100,000 per year. This cap does not preclude the Council from receiving additional funds from sources other than the Denali Borough such as grants, etc. The Council shall submit a budget to the Mayor no later than March 1st of the preceding fiscal year for which the funds are requested. An accounting of the funds must be submitted to the Borough Clerk/Treasurer within sixty (60) days of the end of the fiscal year. The Denali Borough Assembly shall retain oversight responsibility of Council funds.


Section 14. Effective Date. This ordinance becomes effective upon adoption of the next annual budget by the Denali Borough Assembly and signature of the Mayor.




DATE INTRODUCED: April 14, 1996

FIRST READING: April 14, 1996


PASSED and APPROVED by the DENALI BOROUGH ASSEMBLY this ______ day of_________________________, 19___.




ATTEST: ____________________________

Borough Clerk