City Council holds public hearing on regulations on vehicles and parking tickets

The Kodiak City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposal to change the cost of some city fees and penalties, including vehicle impoundment and abandonment fees.

The changes are part of an update to several sections of city code which the council will take up during its regular meeting.

The city has trouble getting people to pay for their impounded or abandoned vehicles because there isn’t any penalty for non-payment, according to information included in the meeting packet which is posted online.


The City of Kodiak sign at the Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Kavitha George/KMXT)


If the change is approved, the city would fine the last registered owner of the vehicle. The new rates give the city the option of fining the last owner $300.

Violation of off-road regulations could fetch a person between $50 and $150 in fines per offense.

Another proposed change deals with traffic and parking tickets issued by the city. If approved, ticketed people could pay their fines online.

In addition to an opportunity to speak at the public hearing on the proposed regulatory changes, residents can also testify for three minutes near the beginning and end of the meeting on any subject that doesn’t have a scheduled public hearing.

Tonight’s regular city council meeting begins at 7:30 in the Borough Assembly Chambers.

The agenda and packet are posted online.

As usual, KMXT will broadcast the meeting live.

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