Questions about gravel were raised
at Thursday's regular meeting of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly.
During the public comments portion
of the meeting, two people addressed the borough's upcoming lease with for
getting more gravel from the pit in Women's Bay.
One of the questions raised,
regarded a reclamation plan for the gravel pit; if there is one in place as
required by law and how it will be paid for. A comment was made about the need
to look for gravel in a different location than the current site in Bell's Flats.
On Friday, Community Development
Director Bud Cassidy responded to some of the concerns.
-- (Gravel 1 "The current
lease ... development.")
suggestion was made that the assembly review and renew the gravel contract
annually. Currently the plan is to enter into a ten year lease with Brechen
Cassidy said steps are now underway
in preparation of signing that lease.
-- (Gravel 2 "and what we're ...
and the spring.")
about the environmental impact of continued gravel extraction were also raised
Thursday night, especially if the dredging operation turns into a mining
operation in the future. Cassidy said that the quality of gravel found at the
site is hard to come by.
-- (Gravel 3 "I think we've ...
Terms of the lease will need to be
negotiated and approved before the assembly signs it. There will be public
hearings held as part of the process.
Jerome Selby told those present at the assembly meeting that all of the
questions that were raised would get answered.