Kodiak Island Borough Assembly's special meeting last week, assembly members
voted on the mayor's nominees to the Architectural/Engineering Review Board. At
that meeting, the assembly said "yes" to nominee Cliff Ford and voted "no" for the
other nominee: School Board President Norm Wooten.
Mayor Jerome Selby told those gathered at the special
meeting, that he selected Wooten in order to keep close communication with the
school board during the building of the new high school. At the December 29th
meeting, some of the assembly members expressed a strong wish that out-going
board chairman Scott Arndt be re-appointed instead of replaced. With only one
of the seats approved, Selby was forced to go back and select a different
nominee to serve on the board.
night's regular borough meeting, the mayor offered a new nominee for approval
by the assembly: but it wasn't Scott
Arndt. The new appointee was Ray Nordgulen.
announcing Nordgulen as his new choice, Selby praised the four
people who volunteered to serve with the A-E-R-B.
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He went on
to further explain his selection process.
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member Jerrol Friend who had urged the nomination of Scott Arndt to the
A-E-R-B, expressed his concerns about the mayor's selection.
-- ( 3 "Has Mr. N. ...involved with
Friend, who was the only
assembly member to vote "No" to Nordgulen's (nord-lunds)nomination, didn't hold
back his disappointment.
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discussion, Nordgulen's nomination was approved by the assembly: five to one.