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Mayor presents $73.2M borough budget

...Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said the budget's bottom line was helped by contracting out operations of the solid waste transfer site in Homer, keeping new positions to a minimum and having several long-time, well-paid employees retire. However...
Johnson: Good government takes good planning

...lowest among 18 Alaskan boroughs. I'm all for cutting taxes and supported the privatization of the Homer solid waste transfer site. That saves $200,000 annually without any loss of services. Good government takes planning.
Carey: We've got to get moving; Borough mayor emphasizes resource development

...issue the borough has been working on as it looks to the future is the $12 million close-out of Homer's solid waste transfer site. It's still a top priority for the borough to get state and federal assistance on this project, he said, something...
Carey looking for places to cut budget: Borough mayor says funds are needed for Homer solid waste transfer site

...borough is in decent shape financially, according to Carey, the one-time cost of building a new Homer solid waste transfer site is looming over the borough's upcoming fiscal year 2012 budget cycle. "The need for the additional $9-$12...
Assembly gets first glimpse at budget be taken out of the borough's land trust fund. The mayor proposed that the first phase of the Homer Solid Waste Transfer Site be funded through this pot of money. "The land trust account is not an account easy to replace money in," he...
Budget takes shape; Assembly to consider $71 million spending plan at June meeting

...about $1 million. Carey also said the Legislature has approved a little less than $9 million for the Homer Solid Waste Transfer Site, but the fate of that funding will ultimately be decided by Gov. Sean Parnell. The remainder of the project's...
Peninsula residents support borough funding for KPC approval. This year's statewide capital projects budget has funded big-ticket items like the Homer solid waste transfer site that KPB earlier thought it might have to fund out of cash. As a result, the Borough's budgetary situation has...
Bear issue

...around that. It wouldn't be a mandate for expensive trash cans so much as for behavior modification. Individuals could get the trash cans or store garbage in the garage or visit the solid waste transfer site more frequently, Koch said.
Sexy Seniors keeping busy with cleaning projects

...year dealing with trash and litter. Our regular Monday cleaning of the Cooper Landing, Moose Pass and Hope solid waste transfer sites, the ALPAR Senior-Youth Litter Patrol and securing the Cooper Landing site by opening and closing the gates...
Wish list sent to Juneau

...and backup. Keeping bears out of borough solid waste transfer sites is going to require new fencing, and the borough...and $400,000 to build turn lanes at the Solid Waste Transfer Site. Hal Spence can be reached at hspence@ptialaska...


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