Assemblymember Shuffle on Tonight’s Meeting Agenda

Jay Barrett/KMXT

Tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting will be the last for Assemblywoman Judy Fulp. She lost her re-election bid during the October 4th municipal elections. The agenda has a spot near the end of the meeting for a goodbye presentation for her and Sue Jeffrey, who chose not to seek re-election. Jeffrey served six years, and Fulp three, on the borough’s governing body.

Two former assemblymen will be sworn in for three-year terms. They are Mel Stephens, who returns after a five-year hiatus and Tuck Bonney, who is returning after six years off the assembly. Incumbent Dave Kaplan will also receive the oath of office as he starts his second term.

All of this will happen after the assembly certifies the municipal election results, which is scheduled late in what looks like a light meeting.

Also on the short agenda is amending Borough Manager Rick Gifford’s contract. He received a positive evaluation earlier this month and is scheduled to receive a pay raise. The amendment to his contract will increase the maximum amount of leave time he may accrue, from 60 days to 75. He gets 30 days leave annually, and is required to take at least two weeks off yearly. If he accrues more than 80 hours of leave a year, he may cash out up to 80 hours of the excess out per year.

Up for introduction is an ordinance codifying temporary garden covers known as "hoop houses." The proposed code language would require the walls be made of flexible plastic no thicker than 10 mils, that they be no wider than 31 feet, and have no permanent foundation. If successfully introduced, the ordinance will be sent to the borough attorney for review and brought back to the assembly to address at a future meeting.

Tonight’s borough assembly meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and be broadcast live here on KMXT.

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