Tag Archives: Kodiak City Council

Council Declares September Senior Center Month

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak City Council honored Senior Citizens of Kodiak Incorporated, the local senior center, last night at its regular meeting by proclaiming September Senior Center Month. Mayor Pat Branson smiled as she presented a copy of the proclamation to David Blacketer, the president of Senior Citizens of Kodiak’s board of directors. Applause followed Blacketer as he made his ... Read More »

The Kodiak City Council Discusses how to Balance its Budget

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak city council is trying to figure out a way to balance its budget, but finding the right plan hasn’t been easy. At its work session last night, the council didn’t find a solution, but it did schedule a special meeting for September that’ll be dedicated to hammering out a strategy. One of the things they have ... Read More »

City Employees Receive Cost of Living Adjustment

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Cost of living tends to be higher for Alaska cities than for many places of similar size in the Lower 48. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s publication, Alaska Economic Trends, ranks cost of living according to a scale where the average for U.S. cities is 100. That factors in things like groceries, health care, and ... Read More »

Kodiak’s City Council Discusses the Near Island Development Plan

Mitch Borden/KMXT A representative of DOWL engineering presented an update on the Near Island Development Plan to the Kodiak City Council at last night’s work session. DOWL gave them a general overview of the plan including how it began, the process it’s gone through, and its recommended land usage plan. Once the presentation was finished, the council began their discussion ... Read More »

Council Keeps Open Mind on Marijuana Regulation in City

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak will take a slow and steady approach to marijuana regulation. The Kodiak City Council held a work session Tuesday night to focus on the final recommendations from the city’s marijuana advisory committee. Randy Bishop and Laura Arboleda are the two youngest members of the council and both sit on the marijuana advisory committee. Bishop ... Read More »

City to Narrow Down Marijuana Regulations

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough already passed its local regulations for the commercial marijuana industry, and it appears that the City of Kodiak is not far behind. The city council will hold a special work session tonight to look over the city Marijuana Advisory Committee’s final recommendations. Both the borough and the city established separate advisory groups to guide ... Read More »

City Council Replaces Aging Part in Wastewater Treatment Plant

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak City Council held a brief regular meeting Thursday night where it, among other things, authorized a bid to replace an aging part of the wastewater treatment plant. The plant turns wastewater solids into sludge using a belt press. Assemblyman Charlie Davidson explained how investing in a new centrifuge would improve the dewatering process. For one, the ... Read More »

New City Manager Takes Oath of Office

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the City of Kodiak officially accepted its new city manager into the position. Mike Tvenge sat down behind the manager’s desk at the beginning of Thursday night’s city council regular meeting and stood up again mid-meeting to take his oath, which the city clerk officiated. Tvenge joined the city in 2015 as deputy city manager to ... Read More »

City Restricts Nonprofits to Applying for Funding Under One Category

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has changed how it approaches nonprofit funding. Last night, at the Kodiak City Council regular meeting, the council looked over a resolution to limit nonprofits to applying for funds under one of four categories: Youth Recreation Programs, Adult Recreation Programs, Public Safety Programs, or Emergency Response Support Programs. The maximum funding under both Youth ... Read More »

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