City Ups Per Diem Rate For Employee Travels


Brianna Gibbs/KMXT

It was one of the Kodiak City Council’s quicker meetings of the year last night. Council members breezed through the agenda, which included a resolution to change the city’s per diem payment policy. City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski said the current per diem rate of $45 a day to anyone traveling on city business is an outdated amount.
“It’s been that rate for many years and it certainly costs more to buy meals when we’re traveling and so forth.”
Kniaziowski said the resolution before the council last night would replace that rate with the federal per diem rate.
“And when we know when you’re ready to travel or a city employee is ready to travel we go to the federal website and find out what the rate is for that city at that time of the year and then use that rate, which is surely much more than $45 a day.”
That resolution passed unanimously, as did a resolution that adds a language to the city’s funding criteria for non-profit grants.
“That will allow those non-profits that may have a special one time only need for a project to be funded, they can describe its need, what it’s supposed to accomplish, when they expect to complete it and the timeline and target dates and so forth.”
The council also approved a handful of public property use permits to various organizations around town for fundraisers that are set to take place in the coming months.
The council’s next regular meeting is on April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

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