Tag Archives: Larry LeDoux

Assembly Votes Problematic Borough Land Sale Off Table

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Last week, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly turned down a potentially illegal land sale. Assemblyman Dave Townsend and Rob Baer had applied to buy land on Raspberry Island. The transaction made it past the Planning and Zoning Commission before the borough’s attorney pointed out the deal may not be legal. It turns out that the mode of sale ... Read More »

Borough Staff Explains Fate of the Junk Car Lottery

An abandoned truck in Kodiak. Photo courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly conducted a lengthy discussion on the issue of junk cars last week at its work session. Community Development director Sara Mason said the borough used to hold a lottery to remove people’s abandoned cars from their properties. She said the borough ... 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 »

Rural Leaders Seek Better Communication on Land Use Issues

Borough Mayor speaks to attendees at the Kodiak Archipelago Rural Regional Leadership Forum. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rural leaders and the Kodiak Island Borough are striving to improve communication on land issues that impact the island’s communities. The borough has jurisdiction over land use matters around the island and all the action happens in the city of Kodiak. That ... Read More »

After Pink Salmon Disaster, Relief Funding Uncertain

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The pink salmon disaster last year ate into the profits of fishermen and processors in the Gulf of Alaska, and the Kodiak area is still waiting to see if it’ll receive emergency relief funds. At a Fisheries Work Group meeting last week, fisheries analyst Heather McCarty touched on a letter some legislators, including Senator Dan Sullivan and Representative ... Read More »

Larry LeDoux Chosen as School District Superintendent

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Come July, the Kodiak Island Borough School District will have a new superintendent: current borough assemblyman Larry LeDoux. Current Superintendent Stewart McDonald turned in his notice of resignation last year, and earlier this month it came down to LeDoux and two other finalists, Cyndy Mika in Texas and Glen Szymoniak ... Read More »

Superintendent Finalist Profile: Larry LeDoux

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s school board is on the search for a new Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent and will interview the three finalists in person on March 7. KMXT is speaking with the three individuals in the days before the Kodiak visit. Longtime Kodiak resident, Larry LeDoux, was a Kodiak principal ... Read More »

Assemblyman Larry LeDoux Applies for Superintendent Position

Larry LeDoux. Courtesy of the Kodiak Island Borough Kayla Desroches/KMXT There are three finalists up for the position of Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent, and one is a Kodiak local. Another hails from the nation’s farthest north school district and the third is from Texas. Kodiak Island Borough Assemblyman Larry LeDoux is looking to get back into education, an ... Read More »

Fisheries Work Group Looks at Its Own Process

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group took a look at itself in the proverbial mirror last week. For the majority of the two hour meeting, work group members thought about their purpose, their guiding principles, and their future goals. City councilman John Whiddon said the work group can’t accommodate every issue that comes before it. “One of the big ... Read More »

Safety Issues Major Concern in Building Code Exemptions

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Fire and rescue service employees are concerned about how relaxing building codes for certain homes in the borough may affect the public’s safety. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is considering the exemption of some single-family residences from the building code. Last summer the borough switched from the 2012 international residential code to the 1997 uniform building code, a ... Read More »

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