Code Review Commission

The purpose of the Code Review Commission is to review and recommend changes to the Haines Borough Code.  Reference: HBC 2.51 & 2.60


Code Review Commission

Barbara Nettleton

Term ends 11/24

PO Box 1122

Haines, AK 99827

Phone: (907) 209-5153


Cindy Jones

Term ends 11/23

PO Box 692

Haines, AK 99827

(907) 766-2018


Brenda Josephson

Term ends 11/24

PO Box 51

Haines, AK 99827

(907) 766-2170


Katie Emma Begly

Term ends 11/26

PO Box 1017

Haines, AK 99827

(907) xxx-xxxx


Gershon Cohen

Term ends 11/26

PO Box 956

Haines, AK 99827

(907) xxx-xxxx


Alekka Fullerton

afullerton [at]

Borough Clerk

                 - Assembly Liaison



Code Review Commission

The code review commission shall serve as advisory to the borough assembly and shall consist of five members, each a resident of the borough as defined in HBC 2.60.020, who shall serve staggered terms of three years. Commission members shall not receive compensation for services rendered.

Organization of the Board

A. The borough clerk shall serve as the chair.

B. The commission shall elect a vice-chairperson and a secretary who shall hold their offices for one year but may be reelected to the same or other positions.

C. Commission meetings shall be held as often as necessary and if a quorum so desires. A quorum shall be determined as provided by HBC 2.60.100.

D. The commission may hold public hearings.

E. The commission may establish one or more subcommittees to assist it in the performance of its duties.

F. Meeting notifications and action only minutes shall be according to the provisions of Chapter 2.60 HBC.G. Subject to appropriation for the purpose, the commission may request the assembly to contract with other persons for the performance of necessary services. (Ord. 18-03-490 § 4; Ord. 16-05-435 § 4)

Commission Vacancies/Filling Vacancies

All appointments to the commission shall be made according to the provisions of HBC 2.60.030. 

A member’s position on the commission will be deemed vacated if the member fails to attend three consecutive meetings without being excused by the commission or fails to attend a majority of regular and special meetings during any calendar year without excuse.  A member intending to be absent shall request to be excused in advance of the meeting. 

In the event of a vacancy on the commission, either at the end of the commission member’s regular term, or if the seat is vacated by resignation or non-attendance, the borough clerk will advertise for replacement commission member(s) as set out in HBC 2.60.055. The mayor will, after reviewing all applications, and considering the commission’s recommendation(s), appoint a new member or members(s) subject to confirmation by the borough assembly.

Duties & Responsibilities of the Code Review Commission

The Code Review Commission shall:   

A. Examine Haines Borough Code, Alaska Statutes and judicial decisions to discover defects, anachronisms, inconsistencies and redundancies in the code.

B. Review and consider proposed changes in the code recommended by model municipal codes, the National League of Cities, the publisher of the borough code, and principal departments, agencies, boards, and commissions of the Haines Borough.

C. Receive and consider suggestions from the district court, public officials, organizations, and individuals as to areas of code needing review and possible remedy.

D. Recommend changes in code needed to eliminate antiquated, overly complicated, unnecessary and inadequate provisions and to bring the code into harmony with current needs and conditions, consistent with principles outlined in the Haines Borough Charter.

E. Submit reports and recommendations, and draft ordinances as to revision of code, to the assembly and the borough manager. Each draft submitted by the commission may be accompanied by a sectional analysis. The commission shall prepare any sectional analysis using language that is understandable to a layman.

F. With borough manager approval, the commission may request from borough staff the information and documents the commission considers necessary to the accomplishment of its work.