Seasonal Sales Tax on Assembly Agenda

Maggie Wall/KMXT

Here’s The Question: Should the Kodiak Island Borough implement a borough-wide sales tax to help pay the costs of the high school renovation and construction?

If you think you’ve got the answer, today is the day to speak up.

The borough assembly will take public comments during tonight’s regular assembly meeting on a measure that would put the question of a borough-wide sales tax on the fall election ballot.

As it’s written right now the tax would be limited to visitor season only-April 1 to September 30. But, the exact amount of the tax would be unknown, though it will be limited to 2-percent of all sales inside the borough. That would include out the road, off the road, and villages.

It would be added on top of any other sales taxes-that means inside the city, the borough’s tax would add to the city’s 6-percent tax-plus any bed taxes.

If approved by the assembly this evening, the tax question will go on the fall borough ballot.

In other business, the assembly will also take testimony on a proposal to rezone Ouzinkie harbor property from residential to industrial. The site is the location of proposed harbor developments including a deep-water dock.

Also tonight the assembly will look ahead to winter and consider a number of snow-oriented contracts for plowing, road service and sanding.

Tonight’s regular borough meeting begins at 7:30 in the assembly chambers and will be broadcast live on KMXT.

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