At the end of April, the borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce ended a 20-year relationship in which the chamber provided economic development services for the borough. The borough and the city of Kodiak, which shared in the contract, split the annual $86,000 tab.
At the time the contract ended, assembly members discussed reviving the position of a full-time economic development specialist on the borough staff.
There is no draft resolution regarding the position currently before the assembly, and the agenda refers only to formation of a subcommittee.
Borough code already provides for a nine-member Kodiak Economic Development Commission with members appointed by the mayor for three-year terms.
The work session packet, available throughout the borough website, includes a 102-page presentation about the role of municipal economic development organizations.
Today’s work session agenda also includes an updates on the landfill expansion and wastewater treatment projects, a $10.23 million school facilities bond, and the hiring of a solid waste manager/environmental specialist.
The assembly will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7.