City of Kodiak

The Consolidation Cold War cools down for the Summer

The ongoing effort of the Borough Assembly to consolidate the borough and city governments may slow down for the summer. The City Council is preparing to table the discussion until after the summer, but it is still looking at tactics that they can apply towards rebuffing the consolidation effort. The borough formed the consolidation committee in 2019, and since then, it has made recommendations …

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Barn renovation project moving forward

At last Friday’s meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission, the group took up one item: the Kodiak Agricultural Experiment Station Barn, or more popularly known as, the Barn. The Barn, first built in 1922 by the federal government as part of a plan to assess the agricultural potential in Alaska, sits next door to the city library. It was entered …

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Borough update: education funding passed, Service District 2 saved, and cooperative committee formed with city

The Borough Assembly has approved $10.5 million for the Kodiak Island Borough School District for the next school year. This is about half a million less than what the school district had requested, but nearly $1 million more than they received last year. Some Assembly members, such as Duane Dvorak supported funding to the school district’s $11 million request due …

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City and Borough to form Cooperative Relations Committee

This week, the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough will be taking the final steps toward streamlining coordination and hopefully reducing costs for running the two largest municipal bodies on the island. It will be called the Cooperative Relations Committee, comprised of three members of the City Council and three members of the Borough Assembly. While the committee will …

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As Baranof Park shows age, local fundraisers see opportunities for improvement

The Baranof Park public recreation facility- known to locals as the hockey rink- has seen a lot of love in its 20-year history, playing host to sports of all kinds and notably host to Kodiak’s thriving youth hockey league. But as the facility shows its age, some members in the community see the opportunity to build on its foundation- enclosing …

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Electric charging stations may be coming to the city

The City of Kodiak is in talks with Kodiak Electric Association to add electric vehicle charging stations downtown for Kodiak electric vehicle owners. These charging stations are part of the city’s new focus on electric vehicles, including replacing its motor fleet with electric vehicles. At last weekend’s planning session, the City Council discussed purchasing up to three electric vehicles to …

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