The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly
met let night in a regular session. One item on the meeting agenda was adoption
of the assembly's capital improvement projects priority list. The list was
approved by the assembly in a unanimous vote.
At the top of the list is funding
for a new Department of Fish and Game building. The new building will replace the
current Fish and Game headquarters which was built in 1973. The structure is to
be built on Near island and will feature more space for research. But should
the Kodiak Island Borough constuct a building to house a state-run department?
That was a question raised at Thursday (last) night's regular assembly meeting.
In a public
comment portion of the meeting, Mel Stevens asked the assembly to drop the Fish
and Game Building from its priority list all
-- (Funding List 1 "...to this community.")
priorities were approved by the assembly with the Fish and Game building retaining
its position at the top of the list.During the assembly comments
portion of the meeting some of the assembly members and Mayor Selby expressed
why they felt such strong support for the new Fish and Game building.
List 2 "...to go
into this building.")
The assembly's funding priority
list now goes to the state Legislature where law makers will determine
how much, if any, state funding will be made available for
each of the projects.