Mayor Making Assignments at Assembly Meeting

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT

A new deputy presiding officer will be chosen at tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting. Every year in November the assembly is required to elect a member who- in case the borough mayor is absent- would conduct meetings and ensure rules are followed.

Borough Mayor Jerome Selby will appoint assembly members to 15 different boards and committees.

Also, two ordinances are on the agenda for introduction. The first is simply a clean-up measure that will change language in an ordinance that refers to Ahkiok, Larsen Bay, Port Lions, Old Harbor and Ouzinkie as villages. They are considered second class cities and not villages.*

The second ordinance to be introduced would repeal sections of an ordinance passed in 2006 that excluded newly elected assembly members from participating in the State of Alaska’s Public Employees Retirement System. If passed the ordinance would allow all assembly members to participate in the retirement program. It’s unknown how much this ordinance would cost the borough.

Two board seats and a council seat will be announced as vacant. Dave Sundberg was elected as a write-in candidate to the Monashka Bay Road Service Area Board, but declined to accept the position. Sandra West resigned from the Solid Waste Advisory Board last month. Her term was to expire at the end of 2013. With the election of Tuck Bonney to the assembly, a seat on the Kodiak Workforce Regional Advisory Council also opens up. Bonney may remain on the council as an ex-officio member.

The meeting starts at 7:30 P.M. in the assembly chambers and will be broadcast here on KMXT.

*Correction made November 4, 2011

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