HARBOR DEVELOPMENT SPENDING ON COUNCIL AGENDA TONIGHT
The City of Valdez has an agenda item on tonight’s council meeting that will approve a schematic design for a new small boat harbor in Valdez. Initially the project was expected to cost roughly 50 million dollars and be funded with 20 million federal dollars, 15 million from the State and the City of Valdez chipping in 15 million. At this time, Hozey said he anticipates the project costing upwards of 60 million dollars. The State has contributed between 7.5 million and 8 million according to Hozey, the Federal Government has agreed to contribute about 21 million dollars, and the City has 15 million available for the project. Hozey said he expects to ask the public to bond for an additional 20 million to support the project. The new harbor is expected to add an additional 140 slips. At a cost of 60 million dollars, each slip will cost roughly $428,571 to build. Hozey pointed out that the project will also provide accessible uplands for the public.
FISCAL NECESSITIES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
In a summary statement submitted to City Council by Lisa VonBargen, a $5,705 expenditure to buy iPads, food, advertising and name plates for the newly formed commission. Plans for the role of this commission are largely undefined, but funding for a “strategic doing” seminar and contract are being requested.
ALASKA SEALIFE CENTER WELCOMES SEA OTTER TO I.SEA.U
The adorable pup was found stranded as a newborn in Port Moller, Alaska after being entangled in a fishing net, but is now made a full recovery at the SeaLife Center. Due to the maternal care required by young others, pups this age are deemed non-releasable by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. However, visitors to the Center can watch the activities of the otter and its caregivers through viewing windows. CLICK HERE to read the entire press release.
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