Independence Day Fireworks Cancelled


110415.fireworks-cancelled.jpgMaggie Wall/KMXT

The Kodiak City Council Thursday night heard the bad news that the popular Fourth of July fireworks display is being cancelled. It also approved a slew of new charges for city services and a change to the dates to file for local office.

KMXT’s Maggie Wall has details.

-((City Council 3:21 "The Kodiak City…with 22 inmates."))

The Kodiak City Council at last night’s regular meeting approved a number of fee changes for services provided by the city.

Included were some items from the harbor, the waste water treatment plant, and the library.

For example: A three-minute call at the library now costs 25 cents. Down at the harbor, dry dock storage is now a flat $2.20 per foot per day. Before, the price was dependent on how long the item was stored and what season it was. It ranged from $1.75 to $2.75 per foot per day.

A public hearing on changing the filing dates for local office drew no commenters. The ordinance changes the city’s filing dates to match those of the borough. City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski explains:

-((Aimee Kniaz election

In other business, the council proclaimed April as both Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The purpose of the proclamations is to make Kodiak residents more aware of the problems of child abuse and sexual assault in our community and to encourage people to speak out about the issues.

City council member Jose Rosales:

-((Joes Rosales on Abuse 1 Abuse

As expected, the council OK’d the permit for the Crab Festival and the one for the Soap Box Derby. However there was bad news regarding another popular local event, the 4th of July fireworks…

-((Aimee Kniaz Fireworks

And finally, if there was any questions about Kodiak needing a bigger jail.. Kniaziowski reported the new jail is currently at capacity with 22 inmates.

I’m Maggie Wall.


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