Budget and Construction on Agenda for KIB Assembly Regular Meeting

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Those who tune into – or sit in ON – tonight’s Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting will hear members of the public address home construction issues and the assembly address the borough’s budget.

As far as house construction goes, Assemblymen Kyle Crow and Larry LeDoux have both championed the need to relax engineering requirements home builders go through before construction in the borough. They want to give owners more flexibility and decrease cost. The ordinance that will move that forward is up for public hearing at tonight’s meeting.

The ordinance is listed as the fifth version in the packet and would readopt the 1997 building code for one and two-family dwellings. It would add a local exception to eliminate engineering requirements for certain types of residential construction in the borough, which would make it easier for a home builder to go in their own direction.

The assembly will also re-address its budget on an item under unfinished business. According to the meeting packet, the assembly amended and postponed the ordinance at a regular meeting earlier in May. If the assembly decides to move forward, it would approve the Fiscal Year 2017 budget of roughly $37,100,000.

If you want to tune in or drop in on the assembly’s regular meeting, it’s at 6:30 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers, and on the air at 100.1 FM.

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