Assembly Takes Steps to Open Up Borough Land


Jay Barrett/KMXT
A short-handed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly took another step Thursday night in freeing up some land to sell to the public. The assembly approved declaring 11 parcels not needed for government purposes, which is required before it can be offered to the public. The assembly vote upheld an earlier recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
As Mayor Jerome Selby and acting borough manager Bud Cassidy explain, the resolution doesn’t immediately free up the land for sale.

— (Boro Land 1 45 sec “This simply identifies parcels … being ready to be sold.”)

Both Assemblymembers Dave Kaplan and Chris Lynch spoke up in favor of the action:

— (Boro Land 2 15 sec “Yeah, I will certainly be … definitely a nice chunk of property.”)

Scott Arndt, a member of Service District One, reminded the assembly that a parcel across from Mill Bay Beach has some specific challenges:

— (Boro Land 3 43 sec “Service district applauds if you’re … major expense on that parcel.”)

With Assemblymembers Tuck Bonney, Jerrol Friend and Mel Stephens absent, the disposal of the 11 lots was approved 4-to-0, with the support of Kaplan, Lynch, Louise Stutes and Carol Austerman.

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