Dec 11 2012
Council Agenda Full for Work Session
Tuesday, 11 December 2012

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            Expect a crowd tonight when the Kodiak City Council holds its work session in the cozy confines of the borough building conference room. On the agenda there’s one hot-button topic – the sludge composting project – as well as interviews with advisory board applicants, and a report about the need to find a new way to deal with snow plowed from city streets. And that’s all before the council reviews the agenda packet for Thursday night’s regular meeting.
            Generally there is no opportunity for public comment during reports, though there is a period for that at the beginning of the meeting.
            City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski will be giving an update on the controversial topic of composting the sludge left over from waste water treatment. She has included a timeline of the project in the packet. Saturday is the deadline when the city can no longer take the sludge to the borough landfill.
            There will also be a discussion about the state’s frowning upon dumping snow off the pier at the spit, as the city has for decades. As we reported earlier, the city will have to find land to stockpile the snow in the future, at a potentially much higher cost.
            There are also a dozen people applying for 15 city advisory board seats, and the city’s seat on the borough’s planning and zoning commission. They include the building code board of appeals, parks and recreation, personnel board and the ports and harbor advisory board.
            The city council work session is at 7:30 tonight in the conference room, downstairs in the borough building.