Thursday night's Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meeting was dominated by
discussion of funding the next phase of the extended-care facility project, other
things did get accomplished.
An issue of
stream runoff from near the landfill onto Reed Oswalt's property was resolved
shortly after he visited the assembly at their work session the week before,
and for that he was thankful
Floyd addressed the assembly, asking that the borough consider naming recreational portions of the expanded high school after Ian Fulp, the city's parks and recreation director who is retiring
this fall after 40 years on the job.
assembly also extended its contract with the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers for two years. It gives them a three-percent raise
retroactive to January 1st of this year, and another raise on
January 1st 2013, which will be tied to the Anchorage consumer price
index. The raise will be given to non-union employees as well. Assemblywoman
Chris Lynch said the raises were well-deserved.
assembly also approved a rezoning for a lot in Old Harbor, changing it from
residential to industrial. The change will allow the installation of a
communications tower in the community to provide cell phone and broadband
wireless internet. The tract of land also includes the town's landfill.