The Kodiak City Council and staff meeting in the new police station. Jay Barrett/KMXT photo
The Kodiak City Council held its second work session and first special meeting at the Emergency Operations Center in the new police station last night. There were two items on the special meeting agenda – a public hearing on changing city code to clear the way for issuing parking permits at the harbors for fishermen, and another change order for the jail portion of the police station.
There were no public comments or much council discussion about the ordinance that replaces part of the city code dealing with parking. The new ordinance allows the council to set parking rates and fines, which it will do next month via resolution. The plan will change some parking spaces around Saint Paul and Saint Herman harbors from free, 30-day parking to paid permits for fishermen working on boats registered with the harbormaster. The permits will likely go into effect this summer on a six-month trial basis.
The meeting was Councilman Charlie Davidson’s first since being elected again to the council after taking most of a term off. He, along with Mayor Carolyn Floyd and Councilman Gabriel (GABE-real) Saravia, liked meeting in the ops center – for the most part:
— (Council 1 1:03 "I think it’s worth … like it downtown better.")
With the holidays coming up, the next council work session won’t be until December 7th in the police station, with the regular meeting two days later in the borough assembly chambers.