An extremely light agenda is in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday. There are no public hearings, no new business and no executive sessions.
The only action items are claims and the approval of minutes from the previous meetings.
The assembly will hear reports, though. On the agenda is the regular Board of Education report, the mayor’s report, committee reports and the borough manager’s report.
In the manager’s report is a summary of a code update that’s under way for the Animal Protection Department. The update will look at code language related to how the department responds to complaints. A specific change is likely for noise complaints – barking dogs, for example.
According to the manger’s report, the current code language makes it difficult to prosecute violators. Options are to change the language in order to improve enforcement, or eliminate the language completely and let local law enforcement handle noise complaints instead.
Staff will work with local animal welfare organizations before bringing options in front of the assembly at a later time, according to the manager’s report.
Monday’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in borough assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.