Before the Kodiak Island Borough
Assembly held a public hearing at last night's regular meeting, Borough Manager
Rick Gifford gave a brief summary of the proposed solid waste disposal
He said that with recent revisions,
the contract now calls for optional roadside pick-up service within the city
limits of Kodiak and removal of all residential dumpsters within the city
limits of Kodiak.
Gifford said that outside of the
city limits, the residential dumpsters will remain until transfer sites can be
established. Once the transfer sites are operational, all residential dumpsters
will be removed and the collection system will be based on the pay as you throw
system, system wide.
Assemblywoman Judy Fulp summarized
the plan like this:
-- (AW Contract 1 "Status
Quo ... going to the dump.")
The changes suggested at last
week's assembly work session are being added to the contract but as Gifford
explained, it isn't yet ready for a vote.
-- (AW Contract 2 "Since the collection ... next
During the hearing, members of
the public spoke once again about the proposed waste disposal contract. After
the hearing, some assembly members responded to the comments they've heard
throughout the weeks of discussion.
Pat Branson said that the assembly has
been listening to the public and pointed out last night's hearing as an
example. Branson feels that a productive compromise has been reached by
bringing the garbage can test-area to the city limits. She said that even
though it's difficult to change, something has to be done to control the amount
of garbage that's sent to the land fill.
-- (AW Contract 3 "and the contract ... by July 1st.")
Assemblywoman Fulp said that she
was against the contract but now she's for it.
-- (AW Contract 4 "Comments by all the ...the transfer stations.")
Gifford mentioned that the goal
of the borough is to have the transfer stations built in two years.
discussion, the assembly members approved a motion to postpone approval of the