Borough Adds Code Enforcement Officer


Jacob Resneck/KMXT

The Kodiak Island Borough has hired a code enforcement officer who’s now trying to educate Kodiak’s residents against littering, abandoning vehicles and breaking other local borough ordinances.

Some may recognize Jack Maker who was elected to the city council in 2007 but then resigned mid-term after moving outside city limits. The code enforcement officer is a newly created position and Maker says the first step is to educate the public.

(code officer 1) :32 "The borough is … and some other issues."

Since being hired on the first of the month, Maker has been patrolling the road system looking for evidence of illegal dumping and abandoned vehicles. He says if people have questions they can call his office anonymously.

(code officer 2) :17 "The don’t have to … building code requirements."

His main focus is illegal dumping and keeping waste off the road and out of the woods. He also works with the building department.

(code officer 3) :26 "I would really appreciate … to the city police."

He says people need not junk their vehicles as there is a free service allowing people to get old cars and trucks off their property.

(code officer 4) :30 "I- I look through the … free of charge to them."

Maker says he’s been investigating dumping and still trying to work with people before writing tickets that are answerable in court.

(code officer 5) :33 "There have been a … up to $1,000 for littering."

Maker works out of the borough’s Community Development Department and can be reached at 486-9364.


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