Saturday Work Session in Store for City Council

Jay Barrett/KMXT

The Kodiak City Council is getting together for a rare Saturday work session. On the agenda are mostly organizational and policy planning issues.

First, draft fiscal year 2016 budget goals and a sales tax review will be addressed, and then long-term planning, including succession planning, facilitated strategic planning and council training and an update on filling two positions: the assistant city manager and finance director.

There will be discussion of making Kodiak City limits larger through annexation, as a way of improving long-term financial outlooks. One scenario outlined in the agenda packet projects an annexation of Service District 1 would bring in a half-million dollars more in revenue, but cost the city $700-thousand, a net loss of just about $200,000. Much of that loss would be in lower water and sewer fees charged to residents in the service area if they were inside city limits.

The council will discuss the Near Island land development plan, and updates on downtown improvements, including the long sought-after anti-loitering ordinances.

The meeting will start at 10 Saturday morning in the Kodiak Public Library’s multipurpose room, and is open to the public.


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