Tag Archives: borough mayor Dan Rohrer

An end to school bond debt reimbursement could hike property taxes

The House Finance Committee voted this month for a budget amendment to end school bond debt reimbursement. For Kodiak Island Borough, that could potentially mean property tax hikes of about 37 percent. The bonds that helped pay for construction of Kodiak High School are at risk of losing state reimbursement. (Photo by Kavitha George) The recent House Finance Committee vote …

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Town Hall: Kodiak residents come out against governor’s budget proposal

Dozens of local residents spoke at Saturday town hall Kodiak residents largely opposed Governor Dunleavy’s proposed budget Many concerned  a large PFD comes at the cost of losing vital public services   Kodiak residents raise their hands in favor of a minimum PFD at a town hall meeting on the governor’s proposed budget on March 30, 2019. (Photo courtesy Nils …

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The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discuss consolidation

Mitch Borden/KMXT It’s time to work together and move forward. That’s how the Kodiak City Council and the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly ended their discussion on consolidation at their recent joint work session. For years, the subject of consolidating the City of Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Borough has been a contentious topic. Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer says it would …

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The borough assembly starts 2018 by looking back at its past actions


The Kodiak Island Borough Building. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly ended 2017 with a contentious regular meeting. Members of the diet questioned if Assemblyman Matthew Van Daele had a conflict of interest since he’s the city of Kodiak’s deputy city manager. That meeting ended with Van Daele’s appointment to the Borough’s Lands Committee being …

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Borough Mayor Vetoes Building Code Exemptions

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer vetoed the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly’s decision to grant building code exemptions to some homes outside the city limits. He filed the veto today and included a letter listing his reasons. First, Rohrer writes that the veto reflects what he’s heard from the community based on public comment at meetings. He goes onto explain …

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