Borough Waives Permit Fees for Flood Victims

   Property owners looking to rebuild and repair after several days of flooding and high water last week will have a bit of relief from the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

     The Borough announced Tuesday that permitting fees for residents with flood-damaged properties will be waived, by order of Mayor Mike Navarre.  The waiver is not related to the state’s individual assistance program, and the permits are still required through the Donald R. Gilman River Center.

     In a statement Tuesday, Navarre said this is a small thing the Borough can do to help affected residents in flood-damaged areas begin the rebuilding process as soon as possible.

     The fee waiver is effective until November 27th of this year.  Residents who believe their property assessed values could be reduced due to damages may file a claim for reduced assessment and abatement taxes. Those forms and more information about permitting fees can be found through the Borough’s website, www.borough.kenai.ak.us.