Borough Looks At Establishing Anadromous Streams Habitat Protection Work Group

first_imgPierce: “I think over the years that we’ve had it enacted, and that we’ve utilized it, I think it’s fair to say that there have been a number of folks who’ve raised concerns about how it is managed. What we want to do is go  in and look at the entire code and see if we can make it friendlier with the same results, protect the river and fisheries.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has been seeking ways to review and improve the current anadromous stream ordinance since he took office. On Tuesday he will put a resolution before the assembly seeking to establish an Anadromous Streams Habitat Protection Working Group. The work group if established would be for the purpose of examining the current anadromous stream habitat protection permit process and potentially recommending amendments. Staff support for the work group shall include a representative from the Kenai Peninsula Borough clerk’s office, legal department, and the planning department, according to the resolution. This resolution will go before the assembly at their meeting on Tuesday, November 5. The work group would consist of at least one assembly member; one planning commissioner; and, five members of the public. The group would elect from among its members a chair and vice-chair who may serve in the absence of the chair. KPB Mayor Pierce: “Since I’ve taken office I’ve probably dealt  with 10 or more situations down on the river where this policy has come up and been in question.” The meetings will be conducted under Roberts Rules of Order. The assembly member would be appointed by the assembly. The remaining members would be appointed by the mayor.last_img

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