Sewage Sludge Solution Up For Vote

Brianna Gibbs/KMXT
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will vote on a temporary solution to the bio solids issue tonight during a special meeting.
The Kodiak Island Borough landfill stopped accepting city sewage sludge on December 15 and the borough and city have been working diligently to find a new disposal method. The sludge has been accumulating since that date and tonight the assembly will vote on a short term solution that will allow the sludge to be processed into Class B compost and stored at the landfill.
The assembly introduced the option during last week’s meeting and held a public hearing on the ordinance. There will be a second public hearing tonight. The assembly decided to have two public hearings on the issue to give more community members an opportunity to comment during the busy holiday.
If the ordinance is passed, the borough will enter a land use license agreement with the city at no cost to the borough, and composting would only be done until August 15, 2013. Tonight’s meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers and broadcast live on KMXT.

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