Reopening Responsibly – Phase 1 Public Access
Effective June 1, 2020 most borough facilities will be open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (see details by facility or department below). The borough continues to provide general services to the public using online payment options. Individuals are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments to ensure that we properly meet your requests without delay. You can find contact information by department at www.kpb.us or call 907-262-4441 or 800-478-4441 to schedule an appointment.
When entering any borough facility, visitors are asked to adhere to directional signage located on the floors and walls. Wearing a cloth face covering or face mask is recommended as well as practicing physical distancing. Please continue active hygiene actions such as hand washing, limit touching your face or sneezing into your shirt sleeve.
The Central Peninsula Landfill and transfer sites continue to remain open to the public, and transfer sites are now open on Sundays until October 1st during regular hours of operation.
NOTE: Dispatch, Office of Emergency Management and all Fire/EMS maintain operations; however, the public is not allowed to enter these facilities. First responders are following guidance specific to call outs. Nikiski Fire Service Area will continue their potable water service to Nikiski residents with modifications.
Continued Government Business and General Delivery
We continue to ask residents to use the drop box located by the main front doors of the Borough Administrative Building, located in Soldotna, to deposit payments or department-specific documents. You may also consider general mail delivery:
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Attn: Department Name
144 N. Binkley Street
Soldotna AK 99669
Borough Clerk’s Office ~ (907) 714-2160
Assembly meetings and Legislation page is located at https://kpb.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. Visit this page to stream the meetings live or to watch the meetings on demand at your convenience. All legislation to be considered by the assembly is linked for reference. Use the eComment link to provide public testimony on items of interest. Currently all meetings are being conducted on the telecommunications platform Zoom. https://zoom.us/j/128871931
The following forms are available online at https://www.kpb.us/assembly-clerk:
• Public Records Request
• KPB Absentee Ballot Application
• Voter Registration and Alaska Absentee Ballot Application
Assessing Administration ~ (907) 714-2230
Assessment Staff remain available to assist the public during normal business hours. You may reach our office by phone (907) 714-2230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parcel Information and exemption applications are available online. Completed forms or supplemental information may also be returned via mail, email to email@example.com
Assessing website: https://www.kpb.us/assessing-dept/home
Parcel Information: http://ak-kenai-assessment.publicaccessnow.com/default.aspx
Appraisal Department ~ (907) 714-2230
The Assessing Department remains available to assist any taxpayers during normal business hours. Staff are continuing canvass work in the Nikiski, Soldotna and Hope areas. You can identify them by their florescent vests, ID and signs on their vehicles. We do not want to alarm the public, but for precautionary measure, our staff may be wearing rubber gloves and/or masks.
At this time, we have put some restrictions in place for our staff. They will not be doing any interior canvass inspections. If a property owner requests an interior, we will make note and contact the owner at a later date. Any property owner that wishes to review file information may do so by visiting the Assessing Department website or calling the Assessing Department. We have also requested the public and staff keep a 6' distance.
Finance Department ~ (907) 714-2170
Staff are available to provide services via phone and email. If additional assistance is required, appointments can be made by contacting the department directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 714-2170. Please continue to utilize the online payment options for property taxes, special assessments, sales taxes and miscellaneous payments - visit https://www.kpb.us/finance-dept/about-finance.
Note: All credit card or e-check payments made through the Web, Interactive Voice Response Phone System (IVR) or via Credit Card Authorization Form will be assessed a credit card fee by the processing bank.
Planning Department ~ (907) 714-2200
As of the date of this notice, Planning Commissioners will participate via teleconference or video conference. All comments must be submitted in writing to email@example.com. Currently it is anticipated that participation and testimony will occur by phone only. Any changes to the meeting schedule or how testimony can be accepted can be found on the Planning Department website https://www.kpb.us/planning-dept/planning-home or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Kenai.Peninsula.Borough/
Human Resources Department ~ (907) 714-2130
HR will continue to be available for all services via phone or email for all of our internal or external customers. Modified New Hire Orientations will be conducted by combining online resources and in person using social distancing. Masks will be available for the public on entrance to our building. Risk department, compensation and safety concerns will continue to be addressed using social distancing.
North Peninsula Recreation Service Area ~ (907) 776-8800
The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is pleased to announce the “phased re-opening plan” for facilities starting June 1, 2020.
• Nikiski Community Recreation Center is scheduled open Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm
o Reservations only. No walk-ins.
o Full Swing Golf
o Spin Bikes
o Hall Walking
o Limited Facility Rentals
o Outdoor Recreation Classes & Activities
• Nikiski Pool is scheduled open Tuesday through Friday, 7am-6pm
o Reservations only. No walk-ins.
o Public Showers- 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm
o Lap Swim/Lap Walk- Tuesday through Friday, 9am-4pm
o Deep Water Exercise- Tuesday & Thursday 9am-4pm and Wednesday & Friday 2pm-4pm
o Alaska Aquatic Therapy- Wednesday and Friday, 8am-1pm
• Fitness Room (at Nikiski Pool) is scheduled open Tuesday through Friday, 7am-6pm
• Parks, trails, playgrounds, skate park and disc golf course are open
NPRSA facilities will be working under a mitigation plan that prioritizes the health of the public and employees. Public is strongly encouraged to wear a face mask or cloth covering while entering and exiting facilities, use hand washing and hand sanitizer, and to practice physical distancing.
Please adhere to directional signage as there will be limited access throughout the buildings.
More details will be provided at www.northpenrec.com and the NPRSA’s Facebook page. Thank you for your patience.
Seward- Bear Creek Flood Service Area ~ (907) 224-3340
SBCFSA Staff are available to assist the public via phone or email during normal business hours 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. You may reach our office by phone (907) 224-3340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org during normal business hours. Residents can visit the office for assistance by appointment 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday. All visitors to Sea View Plaza must wash their hands and wear face coverings.
SBCFSA Board members will participate in regular meetings and work sessions via teleconference or video conference. All comments must be submitted in writing to email@example.com by 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Currently, participation and public comment will occur by phone only. Meeting information can be viewed on the website at https://www.kpb.us/service-areas/sbcfsa/sbcfsa-meetings.