Story last updated at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2002

Harbor, assembly representation loom for voters
Mary McAnelly
Happenings in ANCHOR PT.

Work continues on the solid waste site. It is scheduled for re-opening on Tuesday.

Peninsula Construction has done a great job on this project for the community of Anchor Point. There are still some improvements to be made, such as electrical work for lighting, and these should be completed by the end of October.

The response from the Anchor Point community about the vandalism to the solid waste site was overwhelming. Lanie Hughes from the borough's Solid Waste Department is happy to note that no further vandalism has occurred.

Questions concerning the solid waste site can be directed to the borough office at 262-9667. Ms. Hughes and her Department appreciate the patience from the Anchor Point community in the completion of this project.

Kenai Peninsula Borough elections are scheduled for Tuesday. Due to the redistricting of voter precincts, Anchor Point is divided into two assembly districts. District 9 takes in East End, Diamond Ridge and Homer, and District 8 includes the Nikolaevesk, Happy Valley, Ninilchik and Kasilof areas. This change will take a while for everyone to adjust to, but do not let this hamper your right to vote.

The October ballot will contain candidates for the office of borough mayor, assembly seats, school board seats and propositions dealing with districting of school board members.

There will also be ballot propositions concerning bonds for solid waste, education and sales tax.

The issue concerning the community of Anchor Point the most is the proposed harbor. This question will be presented on the ballot as whether the citizens of Anchor Point wish to form a harbor service area. The boundaries would be the same as those of the fire and EMS. The boundaries begin at 8 mile on the Old Sterling Highway, north to Happy Valley Creek and including Nikolaevesk and the South Fork of the Anchor River.

In anticipation that the Harbor Service Area passes, the ballot will include five seats for the service area board. These seats are Seat A, a one-year term -- Joe Tracy and Jim Beaudry; Seat B, a two-year term -- Don Bunker; Seat C, a two-year term -- John Phillips; Seat D, a three-year term -- Dan Mumey; and Seat E, also a three-year term -- Mike O'Meara and Joey Allred as a write-in candidate.

Make your opinion count. Cast your vote in Tuesday's Kenai Peninsula Borough Election.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens Thursday night Dinner will feature chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls, and dessert. This is a wonderful way to socialize during the long winter months. If you are new to the Anchor Point area and are 55 years or older, join the senior citizens and enjoy all the functions and friendship these dynamic folks share with others.

Friday night bingo is held at 7 p.m. Last week the $1,000 blackout game was won. The game will revert back to the lower numbers for blackout.

Chapman School soccer season is in full swing. The students put a lot of time and energy into this international sport.

Oct. 2 heralds the start of the QSP magazine sales. Help the Chapman Students raise funds for special projects by purchasing a magazine subscription or CD.

Daylight hours are swiftly getting less and less, winter is on its way. Now is the time to do all those outside chores you have been putting off for the last month.

Have a good week Anchor Point and remember to vote.

Mary McAnelly is a free-lance writer who covers Anchor Point for the Homer News. Items for this column can be e-mailed to her at