Vizcocho Selected to Replace Rosales on City Council

Jennifer Canfield/KMXT

The Kodiak City Council held a brief though productive regular meeting Thursday night.

The sitting council members elected Mark-Anthony Vizcocho to join them on the city council. Vizcocho is a 1999 Kodiak High School graduate and recently served as vice president of the Filipino American Association of Kodiak. He replaces outgoing Councilwoman Josie Rosales who resigned last month. Vizcocho will serve until the municipal election in October.

A resolution adopting budget goals for fiscal year 2013 passed. Some of those goals include continuing to centralize human resources, increasing revenues to the general fund and that operating expenses will not increase without written justification and approval from the city manager.

The council authorized $24,006 to purchase a replacement vehicle for the Kodiak Police Department and $187,420 for a contract with PND Engineers to complete a wave model study for Pier III.

During her report, City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski shared some of the lessons learned during the city’s recent participation in the Alaska Shield exercise. The exercise tested Kodiak’s readiness for disaster.

The council approved the mayor’s appointments of Scott Arndt and Ed Mahoney to the Building Code Board of Appeals, Mary Kay Bunker as an alternate on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Scott Arndt, John Butler, Ed Mahoney and Councilman Randal Bishop to the Joint Building Code Review Committee.

The city council will meet next on February 28th in a joint session with the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly.

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