Day: February 16, 2017

KHNS News – Feb. 16, 2017 Haines police and borough will not investigate allegations in citizen complaint; Haines Economic Development Corporation asks for borough buy-in; Haines committee to discuss upcoming manager hiring...

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Haines police and borough will not investigate allegations in citizen complaint

Both the Haines Police Department and borough leadership have decided not to pursue investigation of a citizen complaint that accuses assembly members of violating a resident’s constitutional rights. Those decisions came after the complaint was referred to the district attorney for advice. The complaint stems from a vote the assembly took on Jan. 10. Former assembly member Diana Lapham was up for appointment to the port and harbor advisory committee. But some members raised concerns about Lapham’s suitability, and they voted 4-2 to deny her appointment. Margaret Friedenauer, Ron Jackson, Heather Lende and Tresham Gregg voted against the appointment....

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Haines Economic Development Corporation asks for borough buy-in

A new Haines organization aimed at strengthening the local business community is getting closer to becoming a reality. But one key factor is up in the air: borough buy-in. The Haines Economic Development Corporation came together last year. It has a board made up of local business owners and community leaders. “It’s a new non-profit, private corporation organized with the goals of realizing economic development through research, community engagement and strategic planning,” says the group’s president Kyle Gray. At the latest assembly meeting, he asked the municipality for $95,000 to fund the organization for one year. He says...

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Haines committee to discuss upcoming manager hiring process

The Haines Borough Assembly personnel committee will meet this weekend to talk about what process to follow in hiring the next borough manager. The assembly decided to post a job advertisement statewide. That posting will close March 3. There are two local residents who have said they are interested in the position – Interim Manager Brad Ryan and Debra Schnabel. Around this time last year, the assembly was going through the manager hiring process. They contracted with recruitment firm Brimeyer Fursman, which did much of the legwork, such as screening candidates and initial interviews. Through that process, the assembly...

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Lynn Canal Voice: Local Farming

KHNS public affairs program Lynn Canal Voice explored the challenges and benefits of local agriculture during the Feb. 16 show. Host Emily Files spoke with Meredith Pochardt of the Takshanuk Watershed Council, Renee Hoffman of Sunshine Farms and Leah Wagner and Nick Schlosstein of Foundroot. The program will be rebroadcast Thursday (2/16) at 8 p.m. If you have suggestions for topics or guests to feature on Lynn Canal Voice, please email...

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