Council Backs Library Group’s Plans

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As expected the Kodiak City Council approved participation in the state matching grant program that it is hoped will help provide funding for a new city library.

KMXT’s Maggie Wall attended the council meeting Thursday night and has this report.

(City Council 1 "City Manager…passed unanimously. SOC.")

City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski said timing is critical to get this key grant from the state legislature when it meets in January. The $7 million matching library grant would serve as the first in a line of leveraged grants that could follow:

(City Manager "We’ve reached a critical…the timing is important.")

Council members praised the local grass-roots effort by the Kodiak Public Library Association. The group spearheaded the effort and orchestrated this week’s presentation of proposals for the new library, which will also serve as a community meeting center.

Council woman Jose Rosales said the new library is necessary to replace the cramped, outdated building downtown:

(Rosales :21 "When we….will support it.")

Everyone did support it and the measure passed unanimously.

I’m Maggie Wall.

(HOST TAG) In other business…what would a report on the December City Council meeting be without mentioning the traditional resolution of holiday cheer?

City Mayor Carolyn Floyd read the resolution which contained a number of clauses-including the jolly Saint Nick himself-Santa Claus.:

–(((City Council 2 :40 "Oh my goodness…to everyone in Kodiak.")))

Mayor Carolyn Floyd and City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski (Kenya-z’off-ski) at last night’.

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