Members of the Kodiak Parks
and Recreation Committee updated the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on its
Master Trails Plan at the assembly's work session Thursday evening, saying it
intends to move forward with creating a plan for foot and bike trails across
the Kodiak road system.
plans to review requests for proposals from contractors eager to carry out the
plans once they are finalized. Pam Foreman, a member of the Parks and Recreation
Committee spoke at the meeting, describing precisely what the plan will entail.
-- (Trails Plan 1 55 sec. "There's almost two parts ... they can currently get.")
Foreman said the
plan, which would focus both on urban and remote areas of the road system,
brings up the issue of land-use and land codes, which often can be complex. She
said it's something the master plan and a consultant the committee hopes to
hire would have to address.
-- (Trails Plan 2 51 sec. "We are anxious to see where ... to the community.")
Borough's director of community development Bud Cassidy said the process of
creating such a plan has been a priority for both the committee and the
assembly for quite some time. He said the cost of the project is as yet
uncertain until a contractor is chosen.
-- (Trails Plan 3 47 sec. "The whole program ... in the next fiscal year.")
funding for the project will come from the borough's budget and that the
assembly will have to vote on whether to fund it. Foreman said she hopes to see
the project come to pass before her term on the Parks and Recreation Committee
ends in 2010.