night the Kodiak City Council approved the next step in replacing Pier 3, the
cargo dock leased to Horizon Lines. Scientists at Texas A-and-M University will
build a scale model of Kodiak's waterfront and use data collected by monitors
to conduct a study of the wave action at the dock.
Manager Aimee Kniaziowski said the study is especially important to help the
city and its designers, PND Engineering, to decide what kind of dock should be
built, one with traditional piling, or a sheet-pile dock, which costs millions
of dollars less.
-- (Wave 1 56 sec "They presented a design study ... that council approve
Councilman Charlie Davidson, who's worked as a stevedore at Pier 3 for years,
urged approval of the wave study:
-- (Wave 2 48 sec "I just wanted to inform the public ... location that's
which will cost about $187,000, was approved on a 5-0 vote, and should be done
studies in the world won't help the city if it can't come up with the money to
pay for replacing Pier 3. Councilman Terry Haines said the city has a chance to
find funding through a statewide bond measure that will go before voters in the
-- (Wave 3 31 sec "The General Obligation Bond ... a priority for them.")
Branson reported that she did a lot of lobbying for the Kodiak project while in
-- (Wave 4 23 sec "I was there for a couple of ... opportunity this year to
Stevens said last week that it's too early to say if the Pier 3 project will
make it on the bond, which has to be approved by both the senate and the house
and be signed by the governor.