Capital Improvement Wish List on Assembly’s Agenda


Maggie Wall/KMXT

The new landfill, money for rebuilding the high school voc-ed facility, and money for paving roads in the service districts are right at the top of the borough’s proposed Capital Improvements Projects list for next year.

The borough’s CIP list is on tonight’s (Thursday’s) regular assembly meeting agenda.

KMXT’s Maggie Wall has more.

(Boro Preview 2:24 SOC)

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is looking ahead to next year’s legislative session and what they are going to ask the state to fund.

At tonight’s regular meeting, the assembly will consider approving a Capital Improvement Projects list for the 2012.

Top on the list is the landfill expansion project, followed by the high school vocational technical renovation, with service area paving rounding out the top three.

The borough is asking the state to fund $10 million of the $13.65 million dollar landfill lateral expansion project. The borough projects that the current landfill site will be full within two years making the expansion project vital with a deadline fast approaching.

The borough is also asking the state to pitch in $15.5 million toward the high school renovation project – this money specifically designated to renovate the Voc-Ed space which was built in 1966 and is obsolete.

The third item the borough is requesting funds for is to fund the bulk of a number of residential road paving projects in the various road service areas. The projects are estimated to cost $5 million and the borough is asking the state for $4 million of it.

Other items on the borough’s CIP list include highway lighting between the city and the base, a pedestrian and bike trail from Deadman’s Curve out to the base and upgrades at Mill Bay Beach and the two parks in Womens Bay.

The final item on the 8-item list is an emergency generator for the Bayside Fire Station.

In other business, the assembly will also hold three zoning related public hearings at tonight’s regular assembly meeting.

Two of them relate to what is expected to become one parcel out at Middle Bay, and the other deals with the old teacher housing in Akhiok.

The other public hearing deals with rezoning the land the old Akhiok teacherage house sits on.

And finally, the assembly is slated to hold an Executive Session near the end of the meeting to discuss matters involving negotiations with IBEW, a labor organization that represents borough employees.

Citizens Comments are taken near the beginning of the meeting and near the end.

KMXT will broadcast tonight’s meeting which begins at 7:30 in the Assembly Chambers.

I’m Maggie Wall.


Boro Capital Improvements Priority List for 2012 Leg Session

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