Service area boards at odds over storage space

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

Two service area boards are at odds on how to split a storage space.

The utility building is located on the property of the Bayside Fire Department. Currently, the borough owns the building and leases it to Fire Protection Area 1.

Service Area 1 also uses the space and would like to sub-lease it from the borough, which is what staff recommended in its meeting packet for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly regular meeting last week.

At that meeting, the assembly considered a contract which would approve a 55-year lease to Fire Protection Area 1.

The Fire Protection Area 1 Board took issue with Service Area 1’s access to the building and desire for more storage space.

Assemblyman Matt Van Daele, like other members of the assembly, told the two chairs they should work it out.

“Yeah, I really don’t really want to have to threaten to cut this baby in half quite yet. So, please keep in mind that we’re all in this together. It’s not ‘mine and I want it.’ It’s ‘ours and what can we do for the betterment of the people of Kodiak.’”

The assembly postponed the issue until the regular meeting on September 20.


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