Assembly to vote on anadromous work group appointees

Assembly to vote on anadromous work group appointees

The group was established by the borough assembly in November.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Members will decide next Tuesday whether to confirm the mayor’s appointments to the Anadromous Waters Habitat Protection Workgroup.

The group, which was established by the borough assembly on Nov. 5, 2019, is responsible for reviewing borough code related to anadromous fish habitats and recommending any changes to regulations that take advantage of newly available information and techniques.

The group will consist of one borough assembly member, one planning commissioner, and five members of the public. The initial resolution to establish the work group was amended to require that the five appointments by the mayor be approved by the assembly. The appointments will represent the north, south, central, east and west regions of the borough, according to the resolution.

Pierce’s appointments include the following people:

Wayne Ogle, former Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly president — north

Branden Bornemann, executive director, Kenai Watershed Forum — west

Ed Oberts, local realtor and former chief of staff for the Kenai Peninsula Borough — east

Dawson Slaughter, member of the Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission — south

Kaitlin Vadla, Soldotna Planning Commissioner — central

Assembly member Brent Johnson and Robert Ruffner of the Borough’s Planning Commission will also be on the work group.

The work group, according to the resolution, will be responsible for providing a final report to the planning commission, including recommendations for ordinance amendments, by March 23.

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