The Kodiak City Council has authorized $42,817 for the renovation of the fireplace station’s kitchen area, which is essential for “efficiency and security reasons,” according to City Supervisor Mike Tvenge.  

The council voted at a typical meeting on Jan. 28 to go an ordinance approving the renovation. Funds will arrive out of the metropolis budget’s Making Advancement Fund. 

“After review of the kitchen area appliances, cabinet and counter room, it is apparent an improve is required,” Tvenge wrote in a memo to the council. “This enhancement will allow for for several shifts to improved make use of this place.” 

Tvenge famous that with greater personnel on every single function change, the existing house wants a far more effective style and design and a performing dishwasher. 

In a phone job interview, Councilor John Whiddon mentioned the kitchen location, wherever firefighters shell out their time when not on simply call, was in “bad shape” with “decades-old” cabinets falling aside and broken tools. 

The only competitive bid for the renovation was submitted to the town by Good friend Contractors LLC. 

The renovation will consist of setting up new cupboards, a array hood and appropriate venting, as very well as refurbishing the counter tops, sink and faucet and upgrading the kitchen’s electrical circuit. The organization will also set up three new refrigerators and other kitchen appliances. 

The renovation will be a momentary remedy till a new fireplace station is developed, which could be many years away, Whiddon explained. 

“It’s an interim correct to make the living problems greater for the people that spend 24/7 there,” he claimed. 

Whiddon also pointed out that some of the new products could be made use of in the new hearth station. 

The city is at present doing work on Period Two of a undertaking to construct a new hearth station, which is slated to charge $20 million. 

Phase Two consists of internet site acquisition and setting up design and style. The city gained a legislative grant award of $76,755 for partial making structure and is also requesting $14 million to make certain that the challenge advances.  

Period 1 of the venture, which involved the elimination of a derelict constructing, price tag the metropolis about  $1.1 million. 

The final construction of the new fireplace station, not like website progress, is believed to expense all-around $20 million, according to the metropolis manager’s business office. 

The project’s timeline will depend on web page choice and coming up with a stable funding system, as perfectly as doing the job with the Kodiak Island Borough on the city’s preferred web page, Metropolis Manager Josie Bahnke mentioned.