Borough Speeds Through First Post-Budget Meeting


Maggie Wall/KMXT

It’s been a long time since the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly last had a meeting as short as 40-minutes. As KMXT’s Maggie Wall reports the post-budget meeting progressed quickly. And-and compared to more recent assembly meetings-it went quietly.

(Boro Ass 1:44 "The Kodiak Island…thru Dec 2012. SOC")

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly last night got a post-budget break and had a straight-forward, get-the-business-done and go home sort of meeting.

In fact, unlike regular meetings and work sessions of late, the assembly held a public hearing-and no one commented.

The public hearing dealt with rezoning property in Bells Flats from public use to Rural Residential One in preparation for a future land sale.

Under New Business, the assembly approved a contract for Phase 1 of the landfill lateral expansion project which would give more years to the rapidly filling landfill.

Two resolutions were quickly dispatched. The first was the annual funding for local non-profit organizations. The other was to surplus the old teacher housing to the village of Port Lions.

Assembly woman Judy Fulp said local non-profits provide an important and vital service to borough residents:

-((Judy Fulp Non-profits :20 "Of course, the..because of budget constraints."))

In other business the assembly approved in first reading the rezone of property in Ouzinkie from Single-Family Residential to Industrial. The area in question is part of a proposed waterfront redevelopment project that would include a new ferry dock.

The assembly also approved the appointment of Rick Vahl to fill a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Commission through December 2012.

I’m Maggie Wall.


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