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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 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...
Trash talk: Borough looks for funding for Homer waste facility

...assembly meeting last week. And no, it wasn't about any of his pupils or colleagues. It was about the Homer Solid Waste Transfer Site. To help with the high cost of the Homer Landfill's closure and conversion to a trash transfer site, the Kenai...
Mayor tweaks budget pitch: KPC to be funded; bonds on the table for Homer facility issue on the Homer Solid Waste Transfer Site. The borough $12 million Homer Solid Waste Transfer Site that needs to be constructed...the bond issue for the solid waste transfer site appears on the ballot the borough...
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...
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...
An Outdoor View: Don't feed the bears

...the garage, and won't put it up again until early November. Another time, I knew I was going to the solid-waste transfer site later in the day, so I threw a bag of garbage on top of my smokehouse, five feet above the ground. When I went...
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...
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...


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