The Kodiak Island Borough intends to continue
negotiations with Brechan Enterprises to provide gravel extraction services in Bell's Flats, at least for
now. The borough was negotiating with Brechan, who held the previous lease for two
years for the Tract B gravel site, when another firm expressed interest in
competing for the lease.
Borough Manager Rick Gifford described the leasing decision
process for Kodiak's only gravel pit.
-- (Gravel 1 55 sec "The
lease for the gravel pits ... request for proposals.")
Gifford identified the
other interested party in the discussion as Twin Peaks Construction of Anchor
Point. In an October letter to the borough, Twin Peaks'
President Nikki Baringer suggested that negotiating a long-term lease exclusively
with Brechan amounted to a monopoly. Brechan President Mike Martin disputed
that claim in a subsequent letter to the borough.
Ultimately, the Borough
Assembly made the decision to continue negotiations with Brechan and determined
that sharing the contract was not plausible due to space and materials limitations.
Gifford said there is no timeline on a decision, but that he hopes to bring a Brechan
proposal to the Borough Assembly for review soon.