Kodiak's water clean was the purpose behind a pair of resolutions the city
council recently passed, authorizing borrowing about 11-million-dollars from
the state of Alaska.
Up to 930-thousand
dollars could be borrowed for the travel lift boat yard wash down area, and
3-point-75-million for water and sewer replacement projects, but the largest
chunk could be borrowed for the ultraviolet drinking water treatment facility.
Manager Linda Freed said the city is requesting funds from Alaska's congressional delegation, and that
the loans are a back-up plan.
-- (City Council 1 22 sec "These
are for water ... is a pretty good deal.")
Department of Environmental Conservation administers the two lending accounts,
the Alaska Clean Water Fund and the Alaska Drinking Water Fund.
Tom Walters expressed dismay over having to scramble for money to pay for
regulations imposed on the city from above:
-- (City Council 2 32 sec "Well
yeah, we do ... help you with your project.")
Terry Haines agreed, but added that paying for the water treatment it is doing
now is a lot less expensive that what it could have to pay for:
-- (City Council 3 26 sec "I
just wanted to ... it seems a little ironic.")
night was newly-minted Councilman Paul Smith's first regular meeting, so Mayor
Carolyn Floyd properly welcomed him onboard:
-- (City Council 4 11 sec "Well,
I want to formally ... the good work." (laughter)
Much of the
council is at the Alaska Municipal League conference in Ketchikan this week. The next council work
session will be December 9th, and its next regular meeting will be