started out as a somewhat routine mayoral appointment became an issue at the
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly's special meeting.
Jerome Selby selected two people to serve on the borough's Architectural Review
Board. Those selections were to be approved by the assembly Tuesday night.
people selected were Cliff Ford and Norm Wooten. Instead of approving the mayor's appointments some of the assembly members that were present urged the selection
of out-going A-R-B board chairman Scott Arndt instead of Wooten. After
discussion, the appointment slate was divided so that the two selections could
be voted on separately.
explained why he wanted Wooten, the school board president, to serve on the Architectural
Review board instead of re-appointing Arndt.
-- (KIB Special 1 :59 "I
thought it ... new high school." )
The assembly voted to approve Cliff
Ford's appointment to the Architectural Review Board and said no to Wooten's
Selby said that without Wooten
on the A-R-B, he's concerned about keeping close communication with the board
-- (KIB Special 2 :21 "Well I am.. figure out that.")
During discussion of the
appointments, assembly members Dave Kaplan and Jerrol Friend expressed their
view that Arndt be re-appointed to the advisory board for another three
In closing comments Friend further
explained why he supported Arndt.
-- (KIB Special 2A :19 "I do think ...this project also.")
Selby said he understood their
position and appreciated Arndt's service on the board.
-- (KIB Special 3 :47 "It
certainly wasn't ...put on there.")
The mayor will now need to re-visit
the appointment procedure in order for the assembly to vote again. By assembly
rules Wooten cannot be considered again for the position until another year has