Full Agenda Faces Borough Assembly Tonight

Jay Barrett/KMXT
There’s quite a bit on the agenda for tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting.

It includes a public hearing on the school district budget, as well as the introduction of the borough’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. There are also zoning and building code changes, a logging contract and a handful of school upgrade projects to approve.

The school funding resolution would peg the minimum borough funds made available to the district at $10,277,500.

The logging contract with A-1 Timber is to salvage trees that were damaged in the Twin Creeks Fire in Chiniak last August. In a memo from Resource Manager Duane Dvorak, he says borough staff believes the remaining time to reasonably harvest the timber, obtain the substantial value for the resource and successfully replant the forest is rapidly dwindling,” and therefore recommends a sole-source contract with A-1.

The assembly will also have before it the approval of the mayors appointments to the borough’s Marijuana Task Force. In addition to Assemblymen Dennis Symmons and Dan Rohrer, there are two Kodiak City Council members, and seven others on the 11-person panel, including a retail business owner, marijuana advocate, medical professional, law enforcement and members at large.

One seat on the Solid Waste Advisory board and two on the Mission Lake Tidegate Service Area Board will also be up for confirmation.

This is also the meeting where former Assemblyman Mel Stephens’ position will be declared vacant. He resigned abruptly last week.

And finally, if all goes well, the Mayor Friend will also proclaim Municipal Clerk’s Week, Safe Boating Week and Mental Health Month. The meeting starts tonight at 6:30 in the assembly chambers of the borough building. KMXT will air it live.

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