At the last
week's regular meeting of the Kodiak City Council, council members approved a
priority list for federally funded capital improvement projects.
Diana Gish has more:
The top project
is for improvements to the wastewater and drinking water infrastructures for
which the city is requesting 750,000 dollars. The total cost of the drinking
water project is estimated at over eight million dollars. The City has already
secured four million in funding to date.
item on the funding request list is 500,000 dollars towards the cost of a heavy
lift dock in the Kodiak boat yard. The total estimated cost of construction is
8 point 5 million dollars, an amount that exceeds the city's available funds.
This funding request is part of a plan to secure local, state and federal funds
in order to proceed with construction of the sheet pile dock.
third and most expensive request for federal funds is for rubble removal from Saint Paul Harbor. One and a half million dollars
is being requested for dredging at the entrance of the harbor. The purpose of
the dredging is to remove the rocky formation that creates a barrier to
navigation for larger vessels.
voting on the resolution to approve these requests the council heard an
explanation about the list from City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski.
-- (City CIP 1 "Our
federal lobbyist ... of Brad Gilman")
to down-size expectations and funding didn't sit well with some of the council
members, including councilman Terry Haines.
(City CIP 2 "It
just seems ... be more loud?")
Tom Walters said that this is actually a good
time to request money considering the types of projects Kodiak is pursuing.
-- (City CIP 3 "Well, I understand ... types of
councilmember Charlie Davidson suggested that the City's lobbyist might be working
on the wrong side of the aisle.
-- (City CIP 4 "Yeah, I just ...the apple
In spite of
those reservations, the council unanimously adopted the federal funding request
list as it was proposed.