Tag Archives: James Turner

Borough Assembly welcomes new members, says goodbye to outgoing

The Borough Assembly ratified the results of the October 1 municipal election at last night’s meeting. Shortly after, the newly elected mayor, Bill Roberts, and two assembly members, Duane Dvorak and Scott Arndt were sworn into office. Roberts and Dvorak are new to the assembly and Arndt is an incumbent starting another term. Duane Dvorak and Assemblymember Scott Arndt take …

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Borough’s ADU size increase ordinance comes with a compromise on permitting


The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to pass an ordinance increasing the size of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, during a regular meeting on Thursday. The at-times contentious process included dozens of public comments and a compromise on ADU permitting.   ADUs, also known as in-law units or granny flats, describe an apartment inside an existing residence, or on the …

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Borough Assembly approves an extension to the fireworks use period, but only after the state ban is lifted

Despite some opposition, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted four to one last night to extend the dates during which fireworks can be legally purchased and used on the island. This is in response to the state fire marshall’s ban on the sale and use of fireworks around much of Alaska due to hot, dry weather, and the dozens of …

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Six Applicants Line-up for Vacant Assembly Seat

Kayla Desroches/KMXT When he became borough mayor, Dan Rohrer left an open Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seat behind him, and the assembly has a number of applicants to choose from to fill that seat. Two of them ran for the positions that Scott Smiley and Matt Van Daele won at the recent election. They’re Ocean Beauty plant manager James Turner, …

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KIB Assembly Election Profile: James Turner

James Turner James Turner is running for a seat on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and as a write-in, he almost slipped under the radar. Turner, who is the plant manager at Ocean Beauty, says he turned in his paperwork a little bit late. “I had plans on bringing in the paperwork on time, but got a little busy that …

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