Ordinance No. FY2014-18 passed during the assembly’s regular meeting Thursday changes parks and rec from nine members to seven members, making it easier to achieve a quorum. The ordinance also allows the committee to deal directly with the assembly instead of going to the planning and zoning commission when addressing matters unrelated to the commission.
The assembly agreed unanimously to postpone a change order amending the contract with Wilson Engineering Inc. of Juneau for management services on the high school addition and renovation project. Proposed changes would raise the hourly rate and housing allowance for Wilson employees in Kodiak, but some assembly members objected to the terms when they were introduced at a work session Tuesday.
Also during the regular meeting, the assembly approved Mayor Jerrol Friend’s appointment of Rick Ryser to the borough’s architectural and engineering review board.
The assembly recognized the long service of Jeff Johnson (15 years) and Jeanne Friel (five years) and honored construction inspector Dave Conrad as employee of the quarter. Also honored was Bayside fire Capt. Jim Pickett, who won the 2014 National Volunteer Fire Council Fire Prevention Award.
Friend proclaimed April Military Child Month in the Kodiak Island Borough.
Assembly member Aaron Griffin noted that all the nation’s branches of service are represented in Kodiak.
“The kids and the family members give every bit as much as the service members themselves,” Griffin said.
The assembly will hold a joint session with the Kodiak Island Borough School District board at 6:30 p.m. Thursday concerning the school budget, followed by an assembly work session. The next regular meeting of the assembly will be May 1.