Aerial image of harbor courtesy of City of Kodiak
City Council Tuesday night heard the results of a study of moorage fees in the
city's harbors. The presentation was made by Alexus Bond, with the firm
Northern Economics. She said there is a gap in what the city charges and what
it needs to charge to cover current operations and pay for replacement costs
down the road.
-- (Harbor 1 22 sec "The costs that we're getting ... to cover all your
rate in Kodiak harbors was calculated at $53.11 per foot. If costs were
increased equally across the board, the average moorage rate would have to be
$75.57 - a 42 percent increase.
presented four possible ways to increase the harbor income:
-- (Harbor 2 37 sec "The four rate options are ... and go with square
the square footage of a boat would be calculated by multiplying the length of the
vessel by its beam, and rounding up as if the boat were rectangular and not
-- (Harbor 3 37 sec "It would account for the really wide ... number we
has just been released, and Nick Szabo of the Ports and Harbors Advisory Board
said the group will schedule a time to go over it as soon as possible.
presented a study of cruise ship rates in Kodiak. She calculated that the gap
between fees received from cruise ships to the annualized cost of accommodating
them to be just over $92,000. Like the moorage rate in the harbors, there were
several options for calculating the fees, but recommended basing it on the net
tonnage of the vessels, and capping the price at the 50,000 ton level.