Jul 28 2008
City Council Okays Nonprofit Payments
Monday, 28 July 2008

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            The Kodiak City Council passed a resolution Thursday approving the city’s annual payments and in-kind contributions to area nonprofit organizations.

         Council members had high praise for more than 20 nonprofits that will share about 600-thousand dollars in cash and 120-thousand dollars worth of in-kind services. Councilman Jack Maker said it was a shame the amount couldn’t be higher.

(City Nonprofits 1                           :21s                 “…everybody’s heads I believe.”)

The largest cash donation made by the city was 200-thousand dollars to the Kodiak Historical Society for building improvements at the Baranov Museum, which the city owns. Other significant amounts include 91-thousand dollars for the Kodiak Human Society for operation of the animal shelter, 85-thousand to the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, and 43-thousand for the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.

Maker added that the council will discuss the city’s guidelines for nonprofit payments at a yet to be scheduled planning meeting.

(City Nonprofits 2                           :17s                 “…come to and voice that input.”)

Councilman Tom Walters said the process has been better since the guidelines were established.

(City Nonprofits 3                           :41s                 “…knockout drag-outs anymore.”)

Full disclosure: Kodiak Public Broadcasting once again received 10-thousand dollars in cash and an in-kind contribution of 690 dollars from the city this year.