Tag Archives: Kodiak Island Borough Assembly

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly could modify conflict of interest policy

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough policy concerning conflict of interest has been discussed a lot over the past few months. Tonight, at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting some clarification may be reached on the subject. Assemblywoman Rebecca Skinner wrote an ordinance to define the term “substantial financial interest” in the borough’s code. The phrase is at the ... Read More »

Borough Assembly discusses hiring consultant to research consolidation

Mitch Borden/KMXT At its last work session(02/08), the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed hiring a consultant to further explore if the borough and City of Kodiak’s governments should combine. Assemblyman Kyle Crow drafted a resolution that’d direct the borough manager to begin the process of soliciting bids for the research project. He thinks it’s important to get an outsider’s perspective ... Read More »

Assembly awards construction project to local contractors

Mitch Borden/KMXT The importance of hiring local was a big topic at the last Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting. A contract to replace the roof and siding of a garage at the Kodiak Landfill was up for approval. The proposed agreement was between the borough and Triple V Contracting, which is based in Big Lake, Alaska. Friend Contractors, a ... Read More »

Borough assembly fails to renew its contract with the city of Kodiak for 911 services.

Kodiak Island Borough deliberates during its regular meeting. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting on Thursday (02/01), the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly failed to renew a contract with the city of Kodiak. The agreement was for the city to provide 911 services to some of the region if the borough collects a surcharge on phone lines within its ... Read More »

Borough discusses how to determine a conflict of interest

Kodiak Island Borough Assembly deliberates. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The question of what constitutes a conflict of interest once again took center stage at the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting on Thursday. The borough defines a conflict of interest as an individual having a substantial direct or indirect financial interest in a topic or decision. An ordinance ... Read More »

Borough assembly discusses how it funds local nonprofits

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is working on revising the way it distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations. At a recent work session, the assembly discussed the nonprofits that receive large noncompetitive agency grants. This year there were five organizations that received this type of funding from the borough including the Brother Francis Shelter, Kodiak Island Food Bank, ... Read More »

The borough assembly starts 2018 by looking back at its past actions


The Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly ended 2017 with a contentious regular meeting. Members of the diet questioned if Assemblyman Matthew Van Daele had a conflict of interest since he’s the city of Kodiak’s deputy city manager. That meeting ended with Van Daele’s appointment to the Borough’s Lands Committee being ... Read More »

Borough explores solutions to flooding in Bells Flats

Ice on the Russian Creek. (Photo by Cindy Trussell / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Two creeks are flooding roads out in Bells Flats, and the borough is trying to remedy the problem. The Borough Lands Committee discussed the issue at a meeting yesterday. Resource Management Officer Maggie Slife explained Russian Creek is the main culprit for flooding roads and houses. The ... Read More »

Borough Assembly reviews its Personal Property Tax

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is currently in the middle of sending out notices to businesses for its Personal Property Tax, but this year it’s working to improve its system. The Kodiak Island Borough Personal Property Tax has a misleading name. That’s what Bill Roberts, the borough’s assessor told the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at a recent work session. ... Read More »

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