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Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Voters will pick contract conflict rules
A proposition on the Oct. 1 election ballot will take conflict of interest rules to the voters. The question asks borough voters whether Proposition No. 1, an ordinance regarding conflict of interest, should be added to the borough code. The ordinance would add a new section that begins: “Simultaneous employment or personal service contracts by mayor and assembly members prohibited.” The ordinance goes on to say t...
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Borough rejects computer contract
An incensed Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a $979,000 sole-source contract with a Palmer company for computer hardware to be used in the Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project. "The problem is that it's horrible pricing," declared assemblyman Aaron Griffin in an impassioned speech. The $979,000 contract would represent almost half the high school project's $2 million budget for fu...
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City's sales tax reaches into borough
As a small business owner, Judi Kidder is used to paying taxes. But when she audited her latest home phone bill, she found something unexpected — a sales tax. Kidder doesn’t live within city limits, but as she discovered after combing through years of bills, she’s been paying city sales taxes on each bill. “I’m going to raise merry hell,” she said after discovering the charge. Kidder isn’t alone. After posting her...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough will seek composting delay
Tonight, city and borough officials are expected to request the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postpone approval of a temporary composting plant on a two-acre plot of land within the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. The request comes after nearby homeowners raised concerns that runoff from the proposed plant could contaminate drinking water wells. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation agreed with thos...
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KIBSD offered four-year grant to fight obesity
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has been offered a four-year grant to work on school nutrition and physical activity programming. The Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control grant, awarded by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, is expected to be accepted by the Kodiak Island Borough school board at its meeting Monday. The overarching goal of the grant is to reduce obesity in school-aged ch...
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Kemp, Parnell talk Tustumena
The Tustumena is still on course for an Oct. 1 return, and the state of Alaska is pledging its support for the elderly ship’s replacement. Gov. Sean Parnell and Department of Transportation commissioner updated Rep. Alan Austerman, Sen. Gary Stevens, city Mayor Pat Branson and borough Mayor Jerome Selby on the status of the 49-year-old Tustumena during a 25-minute teleconference Tuesday. “My concern is making sure...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two groups receive grants from National Park Service
Two Native groups in Kodiak have been awarded historic preservation grants from the National Park Service for survey projects. On Aug. 6, the National Park Service announced more than $645,000 in historic preservation grants had been awarded to 17 American Indian tribes, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian organizations, including two groups in Kodiak. The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak will receive a $40,000 grant and Ko...
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Reports show burgeoning salmon run
Kodiak is packed to the gills with pink salmon. As the pink salmon run reaches its peak, figures released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game show a salmon run that continues on course to beat preseason expectations. Through Sunday, fishermen have harvested 16.7 million salmon, including 13.8 million pinks, in Kodiak waters. On Sunday alone, fishermen reported taking 1.1 million pink salmon, a haul that foll...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough completes review draft of new land use regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough has completed the final review draft of new regulations for land use within the borough. The regulations cover titles 16, 17 and 18 of the Kodiak Island Borough code and will be reviewed during a planning and zoning work session at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24 in the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. To see the latest draft of the regulations, visit http://bit.ly/16GvEUR. Contact the Mirror at edito...
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