Tag Archives: Councilman John Whiddon

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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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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Council deliberates what it’ll take to maintain Kodiak’s infrastructure

The pipes that provide running water is a part of Kodiak’s infrastructure that needs to be maintained. (Photo by Matthew Reid/Flickr) Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak City Council is considering doubling its property tax to fund repairs and improvements to the City of Kodiak’s infrastructure. While many on the council agree having enough money to sustain the systems that help the …

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