City of Soldotna
We would enjoy the opportunity to discuss all that Soldotna has to offer with you or your organization. Please feel free to contact the Chamber today at (907) 262-9814 for more information. The only thing positive missing from our town today is you and your family’s arrival with your talents, skills and/or the right business opportunity Soldotna will be happy to support.
Relocation Information is available to anyone inquiring about moving to Soldotna. The Chamber wants to help you with relocation. Our website contains information about our city and the local businesses who comprise the Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Answers to questions that may not have been answered here can be obtained by contacting us directly at (907) 262-9814.
The City of Soldotna is a first class city operating under a “Manager” plan of government as provided in AS 29.20.460. Most of our powers are described in Title 29 of the Alaska Statutes. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer, executing the laws and ordinances, and administering the government of the City in accordance with directions and policies established by the City Council. The City Manager is appointed by a majority vote of the entire City Council.
The office of Mayor is an elected position who serves as the ceremonial head of government, executing official City documents on authorization of the governing body. The Mayor presides over City Council meetings, may take part in discussion of a matter before the governing body, may vote in the case of a tie, and has limited veto power. The Mayor appoints members to City Boards and Commissions, which are then confirmed by the City Council. The Mayor is elected at large and serves a term of three years.
The Soldotna City Council is the legislative body of the City of Soldotna, and is comprised of six members, all of whom are elected at large to designated seats. A council member’s term is three years.
The City Council enacts the laws of the city, sets the mill rate for property taxes within the city, approves the annual budget for the city, and appropriates funds to provide for city services. Through ordinances, resolutions and budget adoption, the council establishes policies and directives which are then executed through administration.
|Paul Whitney||A||262-5667||2014 (2015)|
|Linda Murphy||C||262-1686||2014 (2015)|
The City of Soldotna was founded in 1960 and became a first-class city in 1967. The City of Soldotna maintains a safe, healthy, positive environment for residents, businesses and future economic growth. Municipal facilities and utilities include: a Municipal Airport, Police Department, Sports & Conference Center with an Olympic-sized Ice Rink, Public Library, Water, Sanitary Sewer, Street Maintenance, Rodeo Grounds, Ball Fields, a Historical Museum, a Visitor Center, 2 campgrounds and 9 parks with a total 394.34 acres. Funding for the City is provided by sales tax, property tax, state revenue, interest earnings, federal revenue and other sources. The City operates under a council-manager form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in a governing council consisting of six members and the mayor. The City has experienced growth in taxable sales that averaged 5.48%. Taxable sales are perhaps the best indicator of the economy.
Soldotna City Hall
177 North Birch Street – Soldotna, AK 99669
Open M-F: 8am-5pm
Kenai Peninsula Borough
The Kenai Peninsula Borough was incorporated in 1964 as a second-class borough. The Borough’s governmental responsibilities are comparable to those of a county. The five first-class and home-rule cities in the borough are Soldotna, Kenai, Homer, Seldovia, and Seward. Tax assessment and collection, education, solid waste disposal, planning and zoning, 911 communications, senior citizen funding, and college funding are all responsibilities carried out by the Borough government on an area-wide basis. In larger communities, planning and zoning duties have been delegated to the municipalities. The Borough provides for, on a service area basis: hospitals, fire protection, recreation, road maintenance and construction, emergency medical and ambulance services.
Kenai Peninsula Borough
144 North Binkley Street – Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: (907) 262-4441
Fax: (907) 262-1892
Open M-F: 8am-5pm (Except Borough Holidays)