Tag Archives: Kodiak City Council

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 »

City Council to Look Over Budget Items at Special Meeting

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The city may not be able to afford two new human resources employees and choose instead to stick with advertising for just one. The Kodiak City Council will work that out at a special meeting tonight. Back in December, the council voted to hire both a Human Resource Administrative Specialist and a Human Resource Manager to help with ... Read More »

An Ordinance to Ban Guns Within City Stopped in Tracks

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An ordinance which would have put a restriction on weapons within the city limits got a resounding “no” vote from the Kodiak City Council at its regular meeting last night. But in this case, one of those “no’s” meant “yes.” The ordinance sprang from a couple of incidents over the last few years, one which involved a hunter ... Read More »

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