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Funny River residents fear bank erosion (AK)

The homeowners’ association that jointly owns the lot along the Funny River, the Clearwater Lot Owner’s Association, has been concerned about the level of erosion along a section of the Funny River for the past 15 years. The owners have

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Anti-marijuana efforts surge in Fairbanks borough

A Salcha man is launching an initiative with hopes to keep legal marijuana trade out of the borough, while the president of a strip mall condominium association maintains pot shops are prohibited in the River Mall on College Road under

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Falcon Ridge (AK) condo owners allowed to demolish property

The Yukon Supreme Court has permitted the owners of the Falcon Ridge condo complex to go ahead with repairs to keep their property safe and tear down an unfinished building – on the developer’s dime.    Read the article……………

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AK: $42,500 settlement OK’d by council in condominium case

In the long-running Ken Castner v. City of Homer case, the Homer City Council on Monday approved a $42,500 settlement with Castner and his attorney. The council met in executive session to consider a settlement offer from Castner’s attorney, Stephan

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For seniors, tax-free condo association fees unlikely (AK)

It is unlikely that the city will try to find a way to make condo association fees tax exempt for seniors, even though these fees often include utilities that would otherwise be considered tax free by the city, according to

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Homeowners association launches 3-phase plan to protect salmon (AK)

What can a group of homeowners and volunteers do to protect and restore salmon habitat on their property?  As it turns out, a lot.  King Makers Mountain View Estates is an older development built back in the 1980s. The subdivision is

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Land deal allows Matanuska River subdivision (AK) to keep ATV-blocking gate

Residents in a long-settled subdivision nestled above the Matanuska River last year spent their own money on a locked gate that blocks a once-popular motorized river access.  The gate now barricades what some residents of the 54-member Mountain View Homeowners

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City, Castner agree to stay in judge’s order (AK)

The city of Homer and Ken Castner have agreed to a stay of a judge’s order enforcing a decision in Castner’s favor regarding the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District. On April 3, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet ordered

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Council (AK) to seek Supreme Court’s review of condo gas assessments

At an emergency meeting on April 8, the Homer City Council said it will petition the Alaska Supreme Court to review an April 3 judicial order that it cease its method for assessing condominium owners in the Natural Gas Homer

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City calls for Superior Court (AK) review of condo decision

Followed by an order of Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet for the City of Homer to cease using a method of assessing condominium owners “deemed unlawful,” the municipality has requested a Superior Court Review of the decision.  The council

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Judge orders city to stop ‘unlawful’ gas assessments for condo owners (AK)

In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums for the Homer Natural Gas Assessment District, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet last Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, ruling.  In

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Judge orders city to cease assessing condos differently (AK)

In a harsh rebuke to how the city of Homer assessed condominiums, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet on Friday afternoon ordered the city to comply with his Jan. 6, 2014, order in Ken Castner v. City of Homer where

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Condo owners: City should follow judge’s order on gas assessments

At Monday’s Homer City Council regular meeting, the council agreed Ken Castner’s business condominium should be assessed by the lot. That wasn’t enough for other city condo owners, who in public testimony said the same logic should be applied to

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City to comply with judge’s ruling, says decision doesn’t apply to all (AK)

On the day Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet imposed a deadline for the city to respond to an order to show why it’s not in contempt of court regarding its assessment of condominiums in the Kachemak Bay Title Company

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Judge orders city to explain why it’s not following condo decision (AK)

A Homer condominium owner last week got a judge’s order to serve city officials and ask them to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court. Ken Castner, who owns one of three business condos in

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Council won’t apply judge’s ruling on natural gas to all condo units

After meeting in executive session at a special meeting Monday night, the Homer City Council said it would stick to its original ordinance regarding how it assesses condominiums for the Homer Natural Gas Distribution System project.    Read more…………

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Condo owners may pay for what they get (AK)

A recommendation from Tom Klinkner, attorney for the city of Homer, may mean local condo owners can relax when it comes to individual property assessments within the city’s natural gas distribution system special assessment district.   Read more……….

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Condo owners still wait for answers

Two years ago, Homer condo owners realized they had a problem with the method the city manager and city council were using to collect the recovery cost for installing the natural gas line for Enstar.     Read more……..

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Anchorage condominium fire sends 2 to hospital

A home oxygen unit caused the fire to grow and fire department Capt. Barry Clark says the fire got big fast.    Read more…….

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No decision on natural gas condo assessments

In spite of Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet’s decision in Castner vs. the city of Homer, condominium owners within the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District will have to wait awhile before the city decides how individual condos will be

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Zoning dispute pits Hillside (AK) residents against operator of home for elderly, disabled

A dispute is coming to a head this week between residents of a Hillside subdivision and the owners of a small home for the elderly and physically disabled that’s trying to expand its operations in the neighborhood.   Read more……..

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City won’t appeal gas assessment ruling on condos

The city of Homer won’t appeal a decision by Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet that overturned a part of the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District treating condominium units the same as lots. The special assessment district funds construction

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City won’t appeal condo assessment ruling (AK)

The city of Homer will not appeal a ruling last month by Superior Court Judge Huguelet in favor of Ken Castner, the condominium owner who challenged the city’s assessment rules for condominium in the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District.

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Judge (AK): In city’s gas assessments, condo complex should be treated as one unit

A 2-inch natural gas distribution pipe run to a lot is the same whether the lot has an apartment building or a condominium complex, Kenai Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet said in a decision released Monday in response to a

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Hearing spurs inquiry at Inlet Tower for possible loan violations

A legislative hearing on a bill allowing the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. to start lending to developers of multi-unit housing projects that include commercial businesses prompted an investigation of the Inlet Tower apartments in Anchorage for what appear to be

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