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Voters to advise assembly on animal control

...animals in unincorporated areas.At its Tuesday meeting, the assembly passed a resolution sponsored by assembly member Brent Johnson to pose two advisory questions to voters:- Should the borough exercise limited animal control powers in unincorporated...
Proposed bed tax draws comments for and against issue

...I'm in favor of it because we had 4 percent with 25 percent going to the school district," assembly member Brent Johnson said. "So if you take away 25 percent to the school district, which we just did by the last thing, now we're...
Assembly lowers threshold for voters to change sales tax rate, postpones vote on by-mail elections

...change the 60 percent voter approval requirement to a simple majority to increase the cap on sales tax. Assembly member Brent Johnson sponsored the ordinance. He gave three reasons for introducing the ordinance.According to borough code, sales tax...
Assembly action restores fairness to election process

...borough could collect in sales tax required a supermajority of voters - 60 percent - for approval. Assembly member Brent Johnson brought the measure forward. In a memo to the assembly, Johnson noted that the measure allowed a minority of voters...
Assembly tweaks, passes borough budget

...funding allocated in the budget. In the fall, the borough plans to review the local contribution. Assembly member Brent Johnson thought the mayor-proposed amount was fair."This $500,000 that the mayor has asked us to give is a compromise...
District boundaries adjusted to eliminate multiple ballots

...said at a policies and procedures meeting last week. "They were probably valuable people though."Assembly member Brent Johnson and board of education member Bill Holt gained 25 people in District 7, Central Peninsula.District 7 has one of...
Assembly decides to keep current compensation for members

...the assembly voted down any change to current compensation levels at its April 15 meeting in Seward, assembly member Brent Johnson gave notice of wanting to reconsider the vote before adjournment. However, he said in a Clarion interview Thursday...
Assembly compensation talks continue

...meeting. While the assembly failed ordinance 2014-11 on Tuesday, it could discuss the subject again. Assembly member Brent Johnson gave notice of reconsideration, so the assembly might vote on the issue at its next meeting. The original ordinance...
Ordinance proposes changes to assembly district lines

...District 6 would lose two residents and District 7 would gain 25 people. District 7, represented by assembly member Brent Johnson and school board member Bill Holt, is one of the least populated districts. The change would bring the total up to...
Poem: Shiver Me Timbers!

Shiver Me Timbers!By Brent Johnson, Clam GulchBright, leafless branchesnumb in the blazing hoarfrost-the brrr! in the birch.
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