Day: April 18, 2017

KHNS News – April 18, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/18Newscast.mp3 Skagway manager says assembly will have to make ‘hard decisions’ in upcoming budget; Haines manager interviews set for next week; Not a black box, but low Stikine king runs pose many...

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Skagway manager says assembly will have to make ‘hard decisions’ in upcoming budget

The Skagway Assembly has started its review of the fiscal year 2018 borough budget. Borough Manager Scott Hahn says he doesn’t think the municipality can keep up its current pace of spending without making cuts or raising new revenue. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/17SkagBudgetwINTRO.mp3 Skagway accumulates millions of dollars in sales tax and cruise passenger tax revenue each year. That money is then transferred to the general fund, capital project fund, and more to cover large deficits. “Well the city’s financially stable, we have quite a bit of reserves,” Hahn said. “However, there’s a concern that the operational side of the budget, that we’re...

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Cruise passenger tax study on Skagway Assembly agenda

The Skagway Borough Assembly is set to introduce its fiscal year 2018 budget ordinance at a meeting this week. Last week, assembly members combed through the spending plan presented by borough manager Scott Hahn. Some members expressed concern about continuing with current spending patterns. The budget will go through public hearings and assembly workshops before adoption. Cruise passenger vessel taxes make up a significant part of Skagway’s budget. That money is restricted to projects and services that benefit cruise ship visitors. The borough commissioned an updated study from consultant Jim Van Altvorst to review whether Skagway’s usage of CPV...

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