Island Borough Assembly is meeting tonight. The members will have before them a
pair of contracts to award - one for removal of hazardous household waste in
conjunction with the Kodiak Clean-Up Day on May 2nd.
companies bid on the annual clean-up: Clean Harbors Environmental Services and
PSC Environmental Services. PSC's bid was over 1-thousand dollars lower, at
34-thousand-105 dollars, but Borough Manager Rick Gifford is recommending Clean
Harbors be awarded the contract at 35-thousand-339 dollars. In his note to the
assembly, Gifford says Clean Harbors identified a better on-site work plan,
among other variables. He also cited a request from PSC allowing them to
terminate the four-year contract with 90-days notice, which he said would place
a large burden on the borough if it needed to scramble to find a new contractor
just before the annual clean up.
contract is to buy a new dump truck for the landfill. Two bids were received
for supplying a new International with 10 foam-filled tires. Cascadia
International's bid was just over 120-thousand dollars, while Husky
International's was just under 109-thousand. Gifford is recommending Husky be
awarded the contract. Currently, the landfill operates two Internationals, one
a 2007 model, and a 1994 model that Gifford says is past the end of its useful
life, but still in saleable condition.
assembly will also be presenting its "Findings of Fact" affirming its support
of the Planning and Zoning Commission's decision approving an abbreviated plat
to re-subdivide two lots into three. They made the decision some weeks ago.
assembly will also have a resolution before it in support of keeping the
requirement that two tugs escort oil tankers through Prince William Sound. That
requirement will sunset after the entire fleet goes to double hulls. The 20th
anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the largest in U.S. history, is on
Assembly meets at 7:30 tonight. You can hear it live here on KMXT.