Tag Archives: kodiak island borough

Workforce Committee Brainstorms for Community Event in Fall

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of local leaders will try to strengthen Kodiak’s business scene by organizing an event for that purpose. The Kodiak Workforce Regional Advisory Committee held a meeting yesterday where they talked about that and Kodiak’s financial landscape. According to committee chair Jared Griffin, the committee held its first event in October. “The previous one was to kinda ... Read More »

Borough Maps Monashka Trails, From Deer Social Zones to Bear Latrines

Borough map of Monashka and Termination Point area. Courtesy of Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is trying to better manage Monashka Mountain trails. Before they can figure out a management plan for those individual trails, they need to gather data on where they go and what’s along them. The Parks and Recreation Committee went over that ... 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 »

Borough to Renew Hospital Lease with Providence

Providence hospital building. Courtesy of Providence Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is on the cusp of approving a ten-year lease renewal on the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. At its work session last night, assembly members spoke overwhelmingly in support of Providence’s continued use of the building on Rezanof Drive. Assemblyman Dave Townsend credited the negotiation teams for their ... Read More »

Borough Uses Code to Clarify Land Development Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The borough is working to clear the muddy waters of land sale. At the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting on Thursday, the assembly altered language in its code that Borough Manager Michael Powers said modernizes the land disposal process. “It basically puts the onus on a developer or developers to present proposals for the development and then, once ... Read More »

Borough Begins Installment of Community Playgrounds

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough is building playgrounds in seven island communities, and it begins construction on Monday. Borough Project Manager Matt Gandel spoke before community representatives at the Kodiak Archipelago Rural Regional Leadership Forum Thursday. “Last summer we travelled around to all the villages, talked to the community about what kind of equipment they wanted. Colors, types, all ... Read More »

Borough Brings Instant Government Access to Web

The Kodiak Island Borough has launched a new online tool for citizens to stay up-to-speed on their government’s activities. Launching this week, the goal of the “Civic Web Portal” is to “make open governance a reality for the entire borough,” according to an announcement from the borough clerk’s office. Accessible from the borough’s homepage by clicking on the “meeting info” ... Read More »

Borough May Postpone Marijuana Legislation Deadline

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough may push back its marijuana legislation deadline to give the district more time to figure out zoning issues: For instance, whether or not cultivation should be allowed within residential districts. That, along with the city’s marijuana legislation, is one big topic on the agenda of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and Kodiak City Council ... Read More »

Borough Plans New Chiniak Library / Tsunami Shelter After Fire

Kayla Desroches/KMXT In the summer of 2015, Chiniak residents lost their library and tsunami shelter to the Twin Creeks fire. The flames engulfed the building and its contents. Now, Kodiak Island Borough employees are working together with locals to bring the structure back to life and fill it up with books for kids, teens, and adults. The library and tsunami ... Read More »

Manager Questions Borough’s Past Budgeting Practices

The Kodiak Island Borough government is pretty new at the top, with the mayor, manager and finance director all coming aboard in 2016. As a result, the budget under consideration for the fiscal year that begins in July is somewhat new ground. “I’m trying to think of the best way of putting this,” said Borough Manager Michael Powers at last ... Read More »

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