Garbage Contract Delayed Again


Diana Gish/KMXT

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly met last night in a regular meeting. On the agenda was the latest revision of the long-debated solid-waste contract.

During the citizen’s comments portion of the meeting four people spoke against the contract and 10 people spoke in favor of the assembly adopting pay-as-you-throw trash collection.

Before the contract could be voted on, changes needed to be made to the solid waste collection code. Assemblywoman Judy Fulp suggested that the amended ordinance not be passed because of the provision that allows the borough to put a lien on property when trash payments get too far behind.

The assembly went ahead with the vote and the amended solid waste ordinance passed with a vote of five to two. Asemblywoman Louise Stutes joined Fulp in voting against it.

From there, the assembly ended up in trash collection limbo again when Stutes moved to postpone the vote on the contract itself. The contract was available for viewing yesterday afternoon but not all of the assemblymembers were aware that it had been e-mailed to them. As a result, some members of the assembly hadn’t studied the contract revisions.

(KIB Garbage 1 "Move to second … carried 4-3)

As a result, voting on the contract will be moved to the next regular assembly meeting.

During the assembly member’s comments last night, each of them explained their stance on the contract issue.

(KIB Garbage 2 "Go ahead Ms.Fulp … us to go.")

A vote on the garbage collection contract will now be moved to May 6th. The contract will be discussed again at the next assembly worksession on April 29th.

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