priorities were the topic of much of the discussion at the Kodiak Island
Borough Assembly’s work session Thursday night. Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens was
in attendance to hear the assembly members’ concerns for the session that
starts in January.
condition of state roads in the borough were at the top of Assemblyman Reed
Oswalt’s list of concerns:
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can’t believe … Because that’s what’s needed.”)
singled out Rezanof Drive West, which leads out of downtown towards the Coast
Guard Base, Bell’s Flats and beyond. He said on the first hill out of town, the
ruts are 3-and-a-half-inches deep:
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far as I’m concerned … down just the same as Mission.”)
responded that he found money to resurface the state portion of Mission Road,
and work should be done before winter sets in. But, he said there are no plans
currently to address the portion of Rezanof Oswalt mentioned.
pointed out that with a reduction in revenue from federal fuel taxes, and an
anti-earmark climate in Washington D.C., it might be difficult to get road
projects funded in the future:
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you know … but we’ll have to find a way to do that.”)
went on to warn the assembly that the state won’t be rolling in money forever,
noting that a barrel of Alaska crude oil closed Thursday at under 100 dollars
for the first time since the spring.