Tag Archives: City of Kodiak

City Council refuses to share why Kodiak’s deputy city manger was dismissed

Matthew Van Daele holding his daughter on Pillar Mountain. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Van Daele) Mitch Borden/KMXT The main topic of discussion at the Kodiak City Council regular meeting last night wasn’t on its agenda. Instead, it was the firing of the city’s former deputy city manager, Matthew Van Daele. Last week, he was notified of his termination abruptly with …

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Local recycling center struggles with new regulations

Wendel Capili standing by the stack of paper Threshold’s recently been unable to get rid of. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT When it comes to recycling, China is the biggest name in the game. The majority of all of the materials recycled in the United States end up there. So, as China implements stricter restrictions on what it will …

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With limited funding, city road projects inch forward

Birch Avenue plan. (Photo courtesy of City of Kodiak) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak recently awarded the bid on street improvement in the Aleutian Homes to Brechan Construction. It’s on the sixth stage of replacing the water and sewer in the area, and the project flow is reliant on funding. Public Works director Mark Kozak says the needs and …

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City confirms Katie Baxter is no longer the director of the Kodiak Public Library


After serving as the Kodiak Public Library’s Director for five years, Katie Baxter has left the position . (Photo from KMXT’s archives.) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Public Library has been managed by Katie Baxter for the past five years until the City of Kodiak put her on administrative leave at the end of March. Recently, the decision on whether Baxter would …

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City council moves budget forward to its final vote

Mitch Borden/KMXT At its regular meeting on Thursday, the Kodiak City Council quietly moved its budget, for the coming year, forward to its final vote. This budget will keep the City of Kodiak’s mill rate where’s its been since the 1980’s, even though an earlier version would’ve increased property taxes. All council members present at the meeting approved the budget, …

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Pillar Mountain gate is found in Mission Lake

View from the top of Pillar. (Photo by naql/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT After the City of Kodiak’s gate to Pillar Mountain was stolen sometime around April Fools day, it’s been a mystery where the gate disappeared too. Well, until earlier this week. Recently, while on patrol, the Kodiak Police Department animal control officer spotted a large metal gate in Mission Lake. …

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