The Kodiak Island Borough will be
adding one staff member within the next couple of months. When the borough
assembly passed its fiscal year 2010 budget Thursday, a new borough position was
created, that of code enforcement officer.
The borough is still working out the
finer details of the job description for the new, full-time code enforcement
officer, who will work for the Community Development Department. Borough
manager Rick Gifford said the borough looked at several communities that have
similar positions for guidance on formulating that description. He said they settled
on the Mat-Su Borough's code enforcement officer position as the basis for its
1 30 sec. "He'll be enforcing the ... available
for the public to use.")
emphasized education as an important part of the enforcement officer's job. He
said making the public aware of what they should be doing in order to be in
compliance with the code will be a key responsibility.
2 32 sec. "He'll be responsible I think ...
if they know what the law is.")
In order to fund the
roughly one hundred-thousand dollars in salary and benefits budgeted for the new
position without over-inflating the Community Development Department's budget,
the borough distributed the amount among various funds, including the land sale,
tourism and development and solid waste enterprise funds. Gifford
said the percentages in each area are based on the estimated percentage of time
the officer is expected to spend enforcing different sections of borough code. He said those percentages
may fluctuate over time and that the borough will make adjustments in future
3 45 sec. "Fifty percent of his time ... and
that type of thing.")
Gifford said the borough
is still a couple of months away from bringing someone on board to fill the
position. After the job description is finalized, the borough will take it to
the personnel advisory board for approval and then the position will be advertised
for five days in-house followed by at least 10 days outside if necessary.