Since Buccaneer Energy arrived on the scene in Alaska in the summer of 2011, it has seen a few victories and a host of unexpected problems. Thanks to incentives and investment of taxpayer dollars, the company had big plans for Alaska.
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Officials with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been holding meetings to discuss next year’s spending plan. During the meeting in Homer Tuesday night, one parent expressed concern over her lack of involvement in the district’s discussion of next year’s budget.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre delivered his annual State of the Borough address Tuesday. There are a few issues the Mayor says he’s concerned with in the short term, but long-term prospects in the Borough look good.
The Homer Advisory Planning Commission decision to allow a preliminary plat for the Quiet Creek subdivision off East Hill Road will stand. The issue became so contentious after its approval last month that the Homer City Council stepped in during its meeting Monday night.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly answered the question about funding non-profit organizations without putting it to the public. The Assembly saw enough economic value in the spending to leave it alone, at least for now.
Another batch of improvements is in the works at Homer’s Karen Hornaday Park. A $75,000 Department of Natural Resources matching grant will allow for better access and use of the park’s facilities.
The new fire and EMS station for Ninilchik Emergency Services is nearly complete. The facility will provide more space for equipment and the roughly 30 volunteers who make NES tick.
State Representative Paul Seaton has introduced an amendment to the education funding measure making its way through the Alaska Statehouse. It would provide tax credits for non-profit programs that offer pre-K education options.