Changes to Kodiak’s Jail Approved


Jacob Resneck/KMXT

The Kodiak City Council has approved a contractor’s request for nearly $88,000 worth of changes at the new jail still under construction.

City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski (kenya-jowzky) brought the request to the city council last night.

— (jail 1) :27 "Staff is recommending … once it’s completed."

Absent of any council discussion, the funds were approved from the Public Safety Building Fund. It’s not the first change order that’s come before the council. Records show the council had also approved $23,417 worth of alterations earlier this year.

But Kniaziowski told KMXT after the meeting that the city had budgeted for these contingencies. She said the alterations would not cause the police station to exceed the approximately $23.7 million budgeted for the new facility.

The city has spent approximately $17.7 million for the jail with about $8 million in bonds for the new 22-bed jail and police station. Slated to be completed in the middle of next month, Kniaziowski says the new facility should be housing its first inmates in December.


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