Island Borough Assembly has selected eleven major projects to submit to the
state legislature for possible funding. At the top of the list is the Alaska
Department of Fish and Game research facility. The new building will be built
on Near Island adjacent to its federal research facility counterpart. The
current Department of Fish and Game building was built in 1973. The Kodiak
Island Borough Assembly is asking the state for three million dollars for the
project. That's around one fifth of the total construction cost. Other funding
for the building will be requested from the EVOS Trustee Council. State grants
totaling close to five million dollars have already been provided to the
department of Fish and Game and the borough for this project.
the funding wish list is money for new vocational facilities at Kodiak High
School. The assembly is requesting 15 and a half million
in state dollars to build and renovate vo-tech space to serve the Kodiak Island community. This project is part of the 80
million dollar high school renovation plan. If approved by voters,funding for
the total cost of the new school will be paid for through the sale of bonds and
through the state's reimbursement program.
The cost of
planning and designing a new nursing home in Kodiak comes in third on the
funding request list. The assembly is asking for 700,000 dollars in state funds.
That's the entire cost of the planning and pre-development phase for the new
assembly also hopes that the state will foot most of the bill for the Womens
Bay Emergency Shelter which is fourth on the list. The cost of that project is
a million and a half dollars. The assembly is requesting one million, twenty
five thousand in state funds.
Next on the
list for state funding is the entire cost of emergency generators for school
and emergency shelters in town and in villages. That bill is one million two
hundred thousand dollars.
six items on the funding request list include traffic flow improvements at East Elementary
school and traffic lighting for the stretch of
road between the city limits and the Coast Guard base. Also: the paving of some
portions of Borough service area roads though the specific paving projects have
not yet been identified for that two million dollar request. The assembly's
list for state funding includes improvements to Baranof Park.
The assembly is requesting a little less than half of the expense of replacing
the track and improving field drainage and the bleacher area. The total cost is
projected at 7 million.
Rounding out the assembly's list: an
upgrade to Rezanof Drive
from Fort Abercrombie
through the City of Kodiak and past the Coast
Guard base, as well as the paving of the Peterson Elementary school