Information regarding a proposed Special Assessment District for North Aspen Street improvements will be given tomorrow during an open house at Soldotna City Hall from 5:30-7:00 pm.
We spoke with newly elected Councilman Keith Baxter about what the open house will entail.
Cm. Baxter: “The open house tomorrow night is just part of the public process so that the community members that are interested about the project or may have concerns about the project can learn more and have a face to face conversation with the city about it.”
Cm. Baxter went on to define what a special assessment district is used for.
Cm. Baxter: “Special assessment districts are a tool that the City of Soldotna has to do capital projects in City Limits. If its a public works project then the city will pay for it out of public funds but when that special assessment district is a tool used to fund a capitol project so if the cost is $100 for a special assessment district project then $70 would be paid for by the city and the remaining $30 would be paid for by the property owners benefiting from that project.”