Waste, Airport Rename and Non-profit Funding on KIBA Agenda Tonight

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Tonight the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will meet for a work session and hear from the solid waste advisory board. Waste management is a growing concern in Kodiak. This fall city residents spoke out against the current curbside roll cart service in city limits because of bear encounters, and the idea to expand the service into the borough isn’t very popular. At the same time, the advisory board isn’t pleased with the current system of randomly placed dumpsters throughout the borough. The board will meet with the assembly tonight and brainstorm options for future waste management to meet the needs of borough residents.

Also on the list for discussion is a possible renaming of the Kodiak State Airport to the Benny Benson Kodiak State Airport. Benny Benson designed the Alaska state flag when he was 13 and this year marks the centenary of his birth. The assembly will discuss drafting a letter to the Alaska State Legislature to support the renaming of the airport.

Lastly, the assembly will take a look at its new and improved funding process for non-profits in Kodiak. In past work sessions assembly members have hinted that a clear, unified process for funding non-profits needs to be implemented, and tonight they will review a potential new system.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the borough conference room.

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