Island Borough is expected to take another step forward tonight toward finding
a replacement for former Borough Manager Rick Gifford.
assembly is scheduled to meet in executive session during tonight's regular
meeting to review applications from prospective replacements for the manager
last day was the 13th. He tendered his resignation last month after
seven years with the borough. He is moving to Anchorage to be closer to family.
assembly has already narrowed down the 32 initial applicants to 15, who will be
considered tonight. Six of them are from Alaska, including one from Kodiak
Island: Fred Brooks of Old Harbor.
Alaskans are Thomas Bolen of Anchorage, William Butler of Fairbanks, Lee Foley
of Bethel, Patrick Jordan of King Salmon, and Barbara Lewis-Fleming of Koyukuk.
applicants hail from California, Georgia, Colorado, Washington State, Nevada;
and Maine. There are two candidates from Michigan.
executive session comes at the end of what is expected to be a relatively quiet
meeting. No public hearings are scheduled, though there are three contracts
slated for approval.
is the recycling contract with Threshold Services which currently collects,
sorts and ships area recyclables to off-island centers. The contract calls for
the borough to pay a flat rate of $17,500 per month, which is $210,000
annually. As part of the contract, Threshold in turn will pay the borough 10
percent of the first year's and 15 percent of subsequent years' income from the
sale of the recyclables.
their city counterparts who are meeting down the hall, assembly members will
consider contracts with the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and the Kodiak Island
Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
borough's share for the chamber contract is $43,000, while the contract being
considered with the visitors' bureau would cost the borough $65,000. The
visitors' bureau is funded with the borough's bed tax.
meeting begins at 7:30 in the Borough Assembly Chambers is will be broadcast
live on KMXT.
Thomas Bolen, Anchorage, AK
Fred Brooks, Old Harbor, AK
William Butler, Fairbanks, AK
Lee Foley, Bethel, AK
Patrick Jordan, King Salmon, AK
Barbara Lewis-Fleming, Koyukuk, AK
Laura Allen, Walnut Creek, CA
Alan Lanning, Steamboat Springs, CO
Bonnie Therrien, Wethersfield, CT
Roy Eckert, Powder Springs, GA
Carlo Pilgrim, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Margaret Cluckey, Buchanan, MI
Eric Strahl, Menominee, MI
David Richards, Pahrump, NV
Diana Christine Nelson, Vashon Island, WA