The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and the Kodiak City Council have directed city and borough managers to work together to amend their memorandum of agreement for building inspection services.

The assembly will hold additional discussions on building code requirements for borough residents.

The council and assembly met Tuesday in a joint work session and discussed the memorandum of agreement under which the city provides building inspection services for the borough.

The council has indicated the agreement is no longer acceptable since the assembly’s decision to revert to 1997 building codes. The city cited concerns over liability, home financing, insurance rates and state fire marshal requirements.

Assembly members promised to discuss building code requirements again and then send a proposal to the Joint Building Code Review Committee.

“The language would come from the borough and the city would agree to reviewing it,” said city Mayor Pat Branson.

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