The Borough Planning Commission is authorized and directed to perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred upon said commission by the ordinances of the borough and the laws of the state. It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to prepare, from time to time, plans for the systematic development and betterment of the entire borough as a place of residence and for business.
The Planning Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month with the ability to meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month as needed. The filing deadline for a Planning Commission meeting is the Friday after the previous month's meeting.
Decisions of the Planning Commission/Platting Board may be appealed within 15 days of the date of decision. Conditional use permits and variances may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment (Borough Assembly). Subdivision approvals may be appealed to Superior Court. Specific questions on appeals may be directed to the Department of Planning and Community Development.
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Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the Borough Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Assembly. The Planning Commission consists of 7 members: 4 who reside within the Ketchikan city limits, and 3 who reside in the Borough outside the Ketchikan City limits. Appointments to City seats on the commission are recommended by the Ketchikan City Council. Annual appointments are made the first Assembly meeting in March.
Applications for appointment are being accepted at the Office of the Borough Clerk to fill two Planning Commission positions for members who resides within the Borough, but outside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan; and two Planning Commission positions for members who reside within the Borough, and inside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan.
The terms of office for the members residing outside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will begin March 2021 and end March 2024. The terms of office for one member residing within the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will begin March 2021 and end March 2022. The terms of office for the second member residing within the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will begin March 2021 and end March 2024.
The Borough Clerk is accepting applications for the two members residing within the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 08, 2021. Applications for the two members residing outside the corporate limits of the City of Ketchikan will be accepted through January 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants must include a declaration of candidacy on a form provided by the Borough Clerk; a personal resume; and a statement of qualification and interest.
AS 39.50 requires Commissioners to file a Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement within thirty (30) days after taking office.
Additional Information and forms are available from the Office of the Borough Clerk:
1900 First Avenue Ste 115, Ketchikan, Alaska
|Sharli Arntzen||Commission Chair|
|March 1, 2021|
|Jos Govaars||Vice Chair|
|March 1, 2022|
|Joseph Mainardi||Rural Seat||March 1, 2021|
|Jacquie Meck||City Seat||March 1, 2021|
|Michael Medford||City Seat||March 1, 2023|
Vacant City Seat
|City Seat||March 1, 2022|
|Licha Kelley-King||City Seat||March 1, 2022|