Chapter 1.05
BOROUGH NAME AND BOUNDARIES

Sections:

1.05.010    Borough name.

1.05.020    Borough boundaries.

1.05.030    Borough seat.

1.05.040    Date of incorporation.

1.05.050    Oath of office.

1.05.060    Combining offices.

1.05.070    Bonding.

1.05.080    Prohibitions.

1.05.090    Salaries of elected officers.

1.05.010 Borough name.

The official name of the borough is the “Ketchikan Gateway Borough.” [Ord. No. 27. Code 1974 §5.10.005; Code 1969 §1.05.010.]

1.05.020 Borough boundaries.

The boundaries of the borough are:

Beginning east of the eastern shore of Prince of Wales Island to a point along the midline of Clarence Strait that is due west of the northwest section corner of Section 14, Township 72 South, Range 86 East (55 degrees 38 minutes 3 seconds north, 132 degrees 16 minutes 32 seconds west, NAD 27); thence easterly to a point on the shore of Cleveland Peninsula designated as 55 degrees 38 minutes 5 seconds north, 132 degrees 11 minutes 50 seconds west (NAD 27), that lies within the southeast corner of Section 10, Township 72 South, Range 86 East; thence along the aforementioned drainage boundary, along an unnamed ridge in a northeasterly direction that traverses through Sections 10, 11, 12, 1, Township 72 South, Range 86 East; and Sections 6, 5, 4, Township 72 South, Range 87 East; thence northerly along a drainage boundary in Sections 33, 28, 21, 16, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, Township 71 South, Range 87 East; Sections 30, 19, 20, 17, 18, 7, 6, Township 71 South, Range 88 East; Sections 31, 32, 29, 20, 21, 16, 17, 8, 5, 6, Township 70 South, Range 88 East; Section 31, Township 69 South, Range 88 East; Sections 36, 25, 24, Township 69 South, Range 87 East; and Sections 19, 18, 17, 8, Township 69 South, Range 88 East, to the intersection of the Ketchikan/Wrangell Ranger District boundaries; thence northeasterly following the Ketchikan/Wrangell Ranger District boundaries to the Alaska/Canada border; thence southeasterly and southwesterly following the Alaska/Canada border to the boundary dividing Misty Fjords National Monument and unrestricted Tongass National Forest lands; thence southerly along the boundary dividing Misty Fjords National Monument and unrestricted Tongass National Forest lands to the Alaska/Canada border located within the Portland Canal; thence southerly along the Alaska/Canada border located within Portland Canal through Tongass Passage where it meets the Exclusive Economic Zone Limit; thence westerly following the Exclusive Economic Zone Limit to a point south of the midpoint on a line between Scott Point (on Prince of Wales Island) and Cow Island at approximate latitude 54 degrees 58 minutes north by longitude 131 degrees 49 minutes west; thence north to said midpoint, the point of origin, all with reference to the Copper River Meridian; excluding therefrom, the area within the model borough boundaries of the Annette Island Reserve model borough, as that area is defined by 3 AAC 110.990(9).

The entire area located within the First Judicial District, state of Alaska.

NOTE: All latitude and longitude information has been scaled off from the USGS Alaska Map B, revised 1986. To facilitate the boundary description of the above model borough, area that is outside the jurisdiction of the state of Alaska was included. It is recognized, however, that the jurisdiction of organized boroughs, which are political subdivisions of the state of Alaska, can extend only to the jurisdictional limits of the state of Alaska as designated under AS 44.03.010.

[Ord. No. 1490, §1, 7-21-08. Code 1974 §5.10.010; Incorporation document; Code 1969 §1.05.020.]

1.05.030 Borough seat.

The borough seat is Ketchikan. [Code 1974 §5.10.015; Incorporation document; Code 1969 §1.05.030.]

1.05.040 Date of incorporation.

The borough was incorporated as a second-class borough on September 13, 1963. [Code 1974 §5.10.020; Incorporation document; Code 1969 §1.05.040.]

1.05.050 Oath of office.

Municipal officers, before taking office, shall affirm in writing that they will honestly, faithfully and impartially perform their duties. The oath is filed with the municipal clerk. [Code 1974 §5.10.045.]

State Law Reference – Similar provisions, AS 29.20.600.

1.05.060 Combining offices.

The assembly may combine two or more appointive or administrative offices. [Code 1974 §5.10.050.]

State Law Reference – Similar provisions, AS 29.35.010(2).

1.05.070 Bonding.

The administrator and the other municipal officers or employees which the assembly may designate shall give bond in the amount and with the surety prescribed by the assembly. Premiums on bonds are paid by the borough. [Code 1974 §5.10.055.]

State Law Reference – Similar provisions, AS 29.20.610.

1.05.080 Prohibitions.

(a)    No person may be appointed to or removed from municipal office or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to a municipal position because of race, color, sex, creed, national origin or, unless otherwise contrary to law, because of his/her political opinions or affiliations.

(b)    No state employee or School District employee may be denied the right to serve as an elected municipal official because of their employment by the state or School District; however, no School District employee may serve on a School District board in the School District where he/she is employed.

(c)    No borough employee may hold a position on the borough assembly or as borough mayor. A borough employee may be a candidate for the borough assembly or mayor, but, if elected, must resign from borough employment before taking office.

(d)    For purposes of this section a School District employee is not a borough employee. [Ord. No. 1083, §1, 1-18-99; Ord. No. 1048, §1, 9-15-97; Ord. No. 970A, §2, 5-20-96; Ord. No. 393, §1, 8-17-81. Code 1974 §5.10.060.]

State Law Reference – Similar provisions, AS 29.20.630.

1.05.090 Salaries of elected officers.

The assembly shall fix by ordinance the salaries of elected officers. The salary of the mayor may not be reduced during his term of office. An elected officer may not receive any other compensation for service to the municipality. Per diem payments or reimbursements for expenses are not compensation under this section. [Ord. No. 393, §2, 8-17-81. Code 1974 §5.10.070.]

State Law Reference – Similar provisions, AS 29.20.620.

O.B.A. – Termination of salary of elected official upon abolition of office, 74-16.