The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Meeting on Monday will take into account a second gross sales tax vacation, mayoral appointments, a brand new timeline for a proposed code revision that includes trip leases, and a grant for a neighborhood middle for at-risk youth.
The Ketchikan Metropolis Council on Aug. 18 voted to ascertain a further gross sales tax vacation in 2023, for March 25, conditioned on the Meeting’s adoption of such a measure for the borough. On Monday, the Meeting will determine whether or not to comply with go well with through Decision 2951.
A memo hooked up to the agenda lists the quantity the borough has foregone from every of its earlier 5 gross sales tax holidays. (Just one gross sales tax vacation was held per yr in earlier years.)
Foregone taxes ranged from $21,534 on the low finish (for the borough’s vacation in October of 2019) to $26,244 (for its vacation in October of 2017). An outlier was the borough’s October 2018 vacation, which noticed the borough forego $34,100 in gross sales tax income.
Workers are recommending approval of the decision.
Borough Mayor Rodney Dial’s annual appointments for vice mayor, Meeting committees, the borough Board of Ethics and the Borough Grant Committee are included on Monday’s consent calendar.
Topic to Meeting affirmation, Dial this yr is appointing Meeting Member Glen Thompson as vice mayor, moderately than Meeting Member AJ Pierce, whom Dial had appointed as vice mayor every year since his election in 2019.
Dial is also re-appointing former Meeting Member Trevor Shaw to the citizen-at-large seat on the Borough Grant Committee. Two individuals utilized for the seat, which carries a three-year time period: Shaw and former Meeting candidate Darlene Dollimont-Svenson.
Dial’s appointments are listed on the Meeting’s consent calendar, and as such will all be authorized by one movement and one vote with out dialogue until an Meeting member asks to take away any of the motions from the consent calendar.
Trip rental code revision
The Meeting will maintain a public listening to on a code revision proposed by borough employees that generated intense dialogue on the Meeting’s final assembly. The proposed revision goals to assist the borough hold observe of short-term trip leases in the neighborhood by means of a allowing course of, in addition to take away obstacles to housing growth and make clear present code language.
Moderately than approve the revision in a second public listening to on Monday, employees are recommending that the Meeting maintain a piece session to debate the subject intimately throughout its first assembly in December, then take into account actionable motions at its subsequent assembly.
At-risk youth middle grant
Additionally on the agenda, the Meeting will maintain a public listening to and presentation on the proposed use of a brand new neighborhood growth block grant for establishing a neighborhood middle for at-risk youth.
“The borough is eligible to use for a grant of as much as $850,000 for neighborhood growth actions that profit low- and moderate-income people throughout the borough,” the assembly agenda explains. “These funds will probably be distributed on a aggressive foundation to extremely rated candidates. The funds below the aggressive grant program will probably be focused towards Neighborhood Growth and Planning actions that deal with the well being and security wants of low- and moderate-income residents, or that help future neighborhood/financial growth and neighborhood self-sufficiency.”
Residential Youth Care Inc. has requested the borough to submit a grant utility on behalf of its subsidiary program SeaLevel, in response to the agenda. The group is aiming to amass and presumably renovate an 11,100-square-foot portion of the vacant SeaLevel constructing at 2050 Sea Degree Drive.
RYC will current to the Meeting on the proposed undertaking through the public listening to on Monday.
“No Meeting motion is required on the Nov. 7 public listening to,” the assembly agenda explains. “Workers is soliciting public remark; a name for alternate proposals; and Meeting help for the utilization of a Neighborhood Growth Block Grant.”
Rounding out the general public hearings, the Meeting will determine whether or not to approve a cause request for 914 Nordstrom Drive from low-density residential to medium-density residential. The Meeting unanimously voted to introduce the rezone ordinance at its Oct. 17 assembly.
Monday’s assembly will start at 5:30 pm within the Meeting chambers at 1900 First Ave. There will probably be time for public remark close to the beginning of the assembly.
The assembly agenda and supporting paperwork may be learn in full on the borough web site at kgbak.usbelow Authorities® Mayor and Meeting® Agendas.