night the Kodiak City Council approved an appropriation for repairs to the
water main on Rezanof Drive East, from about the Near Island Bridge to the top
of Signal Hill. City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski explained the need for the
-- (Council 1 30 sec "The current line is made from ... another section also
Works Director Mark Kozak said the line broke on the 5th of this
month and again on the 19th.
simply replacing the old asbestos line, Kniaziowski says the new line will just
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will be awarded without going through a bidding process to the Brechan-Pruhs
(prooz) Joint Venture, which has already been hired by the state to pave
Rezanof East from the Y to Monashka Bay Road. Kniaziowski said city code allows
such awards in situations like this, where the project must be done quickly so
the paving won't be impeded. Kozak says he expects work to start around the end
of this week and take about three days to complete. Traffic may be restricted
to one lane.
Thursday night the council voted unanimously to support the lake fertilization
program of the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association. That project is
intended to boost salmon production in Karluk, Frazer and Spiridon Lakes by
seeding it with essential nutrients. Councilman John Whiddon, who manages
Pacific Seafoods, said the poor runs on the West Side have fishermen struggling:
-- (Council 3 47 sec "I strongly support this resolution ... to support this
sockeye salmon run has failed since 2008, and according to a white paper
summary from the aquaculture association, the run is not projected to improve
on its own until at least 2017.