Tag Archives: City of Kodiak

Ordinance raising Kodiak’s sales tax cap advances to second reading

The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting last night, the Kodiak City Council decided to advance the ordinance that’ll raise the city’s sales tax cap to $3000 to its second reading and public hearing. During citizen comments, Jack Mann told the council it wastes too much ... Read More »

The Sun’aq Tribe Wants to Collaborate with the City of Kodiak on Some Future Projects

Mitch Borden/KMXT At the  Kodiak City Council’s work session tonight, there will be a presentation about the Sun’aq Tribe’s Tribal Transportation Program, also known as TTP, and projects it’d like to collaborate with the city on. In a letter to assistant city manager Matthew Van Daele, the Sun’aq Tribe’s Transportation Coordinator Randy Boskofsky outlines some tasks the two organizations could ... Read More »

Sales Tax Draws Public Into Council Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A possible change to city sales tax drew public outcry this week. At a recent Kodiak City Council meeting, Debbie Refior was just one of the people to speak about the negative effect of sales tax on local business. She said in the past there were three car dealerships – now there’s one. “Kodiak’s my home. It’s been ... Read More »

Kodiak Fisheries Could be Threatened by a Proposition Submitted to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Fishing boat going out to sea. (Photo: Gruscana/ Oscar’s Dock and Boats of Kodiak/flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT A recent proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries asks it to limit the amount of salmon fisherman can catch in the Kodiak area. That’s according to Heather McCarty, the fisheries analyst for the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough. At a ... Read More »

City Cleans Up After Snow

Kayla Desroches/KMXT At long last Kodiak is getting snow, which means sledding, snowmen, and snow plowing. While the City of Kodiak has dealt with its fair share of ice, the city public works department now has an eye on its snowy roads. Public Works director Mark Kozak says crews typically start earlier to avoid downtown’s on-street parking, which can be ... Read More »

City Employees Free to Explore Union

Despite the expenditure of thousands of dollars by the Kodiak City Government, the city’s residents finally, and narrowly, approved a proposition that could open the doors to allow unionization of city employees who currently are not allowed to unionize. The figures were released Wednesday afternoon after the city’s Canvass Board counted all outstanding ballots. Citizens voted 413 Yes, to 395 ... Read More »

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