Island Borough Assembly members are likely to get an earful tonight. At its
regular meeting the assembly will hold a public hearing on a proposal to expand
trash pick-up service.
controversial roll cart expansion was put on the agenda at the request of the
assembly which hopes to hear from those directly affected by the expansion.
who have commented publicly thus far, have largely been unhappy with the idea.
Many have said at past borough meetings and work sessions that they were expecting
transfer stations. Others have expressed doubts about the ability of "bear
resistant" carts to hold off hungry bears which will soon be out of dens
looking for easy food.
the other hand, the borough says it has received numerous requests for roll
cart service outside the current limits. The in-city cart service has been very
successful and well-received according to borough manager Rick Gifford. He also
says that knowing what areas will eventually receive the roll cart service will
make it easier to determine where to place transfer stations and what size they
other business, the second public hearing tonight is a rezone for a portion of
a tract on Near Island. If approved, the ordinance would change the land from conservation
to public use. The piece of property includes the research facility and
scientist housing and will include the new Fish and Game building. The new
zoning will allow offices for local, state and federal government use.
borough assembly meeting begins at 7:30 in the Assembly Chambers. As usual it
will be broadcast live on KMXT.
GCI has resumed broadcast of local government meetings on Channel 12.