The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is moving ahead on construction of an addition to the Bayside Fire Station. At last night’s regular meeting the assembly was forced to rearrange a bit of its agenda to do so, but appropriated the funds and then awarded the contract for the addition.
Fire Protection Area Number One has a bank balance of just over one-million dollars, and with the contract at nearly 2-million, the assembly authorized the 10-year loan of up to a million dollars from the Facilities Fund to the fire protection area. Borough Manager Rick Gifford explains:
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Mike Dolph is with the fire service district, and appreciated the assembly’s action. He says the station has got equipment scattered about in need of a home:
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Dolph explained how and why the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department got so much more equipment than space to put it:
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There were nine bids for construction of the Bayside addition. The contract was awarded to Dowland Construction of Anchorage in the amount of 1-point-8-million dollars, which includes the four added alternates: a covered walkway, insulated roof panels, interior improvements, and a sprinkler system. Both the Facilities Fund loan and the contract award passed the assembly unanimously.