an effort to attract more funding, the Kodiak City Council has passed its 2009
state capital improvement projects list a month earlier than last year. KMXT’s
Casey Kelly has more.
list is prioritized to reflect the projects that the council feels are most
important to the community. Councilman Tom Walters read from it at Thursday
night’s city council meeting, highlighting a few of the projects the council
would like to receive money for. He said the number one item on the city’s wish
list is a 3.8-million dollar request to help pay for a 9-million dollar UV
water treatment facility that’s required by the federal government because the
city’s drinking water comes from an open water system.
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UV water treatment.”)
second and third projects will be a part of the new Kodiak police station and
jail project, which the city has had trouble raising funds for.
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requests include 720-thousand for water and sewer work as part of the ongoing
Aleutian Homes utility projects, 5-million for a new public library, 3-million
for Baranof Park improvements, 15-million for Mission Road safety improvements,
and 6-million dollars for road and utility improvements in the Leite Addition
subdivision, which is south of Mission Road.
Jack Maker said while the city is requesting over 40-million dollars from the
state, a good portion of the funds for the projects will have to come out of
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we do get through.”)
In the past two
years the council has made an effort to pass its CIP lists earlier in the
fiscal year to better take advantage of state and federal funding cycles.
There’s no word on when the city council will pass its 2009 federal capital
projects funding requests.
I’m Casey Kelly.