Kenai's Planning and Zoning Commission passed its most recent version of the city's comprehensive plan to the Kenai City Council at a Tuesday work session.
Kenai's Planning and Zoning Commission took up the proposed changes to the city's land use table at its April 27 meeting, but decided not to schedule a public hearing on the ordinance that would make the changes.
On Wednesday, May 11, the City of Kenai's Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to consider the Twin City Racing Lions application for use of the raceway for the coming year.
Kenai's city council agreed Wednesday to postpone a decision on a proposed changed to allowed land uses in the Rural Residential 1 zone until its next meeting.
Kenai voters will be asked to vote on two seats for City Council in the Oct. 4 election. Just two candidates are running for the openings, incumbent Mike Boyle and Tim Navarre.
The natural gas storage project under construction in Kenai is nearly operational, despite some remaining appeals. The fifth and final well at the Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska project was recently finished. The project is on track for natural gas injection to begin in April, said spokesperson John Sims. "On schedule, under budget, the project's going really well," Sims said, adding "Knock on wood."
Oil and gas development on the Kenai Peninsula took a blow after the recent announcement that ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil are closing the liquefied natural gas plant in Nikiski.
Flaring is over at the well near Walmart, but more development is on the way. Buccaneer Energy's Dean Gallegos said that first well was a good sign for the company, which is pursuing up to five wells in that Kenai Loop gas field during the next 12 months.
Residents of the Residential Suburban zone - which includes neighborhoods off of North Forest and Wildwood Drives, and some east of Kenai Central High School, adjacient to the Kenai Spur Highway - showed up to talk about what should be allowed and disallowed in their neighborhoods.
Kenai's city council ended a work session Monday night in a stalemate over alterations to the commissions and committees appointment process. The council tentatively agreed on several changes to the process by which citizens are appointed to Kenai's Planning and Zoning Commission, but could not come to a decision on whether or not to publish applications from each interested party when the city's mayor announces her choice to fill an opening.
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