The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly
met in special session (Tuesday) last night. The primary agenda item was a
closed meeting with attorney Tom Klinker . The purpose of which was to hear the
attorney's opinions on the re-consideration and contract with Threshold
Services. Minutes after the meeting opened, the assembly adjourned into
-- (Threshold Contract 1 :12 "...action
on this matter.")
Without going into much detail,
Assembly Mayor Jerome Selby explained that the borough attorney determined that
the motion to re-consider Threshold's contract was out of order. Selby stated
that the contract with Threshold to carry out recycling services for the
borough remains in effect.
The contract has been a source of
controversy all summer. At the center of that controversy are two main issues:
Did the borough handle its request for proposals in a way that was fair to all
and was there a conflict of interest with assembly woman Chris Lynch who serves
as president of the board for the non-profit Threshold. And while those
questions will undoubtedly impact future borough business, the issue of the
Threshold contract is over for now.
-- (Threshold Contract 2 :58 "...is
at this point.")
The process of resolving the
Threshold contract has brought some gray areas in Alaska law to the assembly's attention.
-- (Threshold Contract 3 1:10 "...take
Neither Louise Stutes, the
assembly woman who filed the motion for re-consideration nor Chris Lynch, the
assembly woman at the center of the contract storm, had a comment.