The Kodiak Town Council has licensed $42,817 for the renovation of the hearth station’s kitchen, which is essential for “efficiency and protection reasons,” in accordance to Town Manager Mike Tvenge.
The council voted at a normal meeting on Jan. 28 to go an ordinance approving the renovation. Resources will occur out of the metropolis budget’s Developing Advancement Fund.
“After assessment of the kitchen appliances, cupboard and counter room, it is obvious an up grade is needed,” Tvenge wrote in a memo to the council. “This advancement will allow for for various shifts to far better use this space.”
Tvenge noted that with amplified personnel on just about every do the job change, the existing room requires a more successful style and a functioning dishwasher.
In a cell phone interview, Councilor John Whiddon stated the kitchen region, where firefighters shell out their time when not on get in touch with, was in “bad shape” with “decades-old” cabinets slipping apart and broken devices.
The only competitive bid for the renovation was submitted to the city by Friend Contractors LLC.
The renovation will involve putting in new cabinets, a range hood and suitable venting, as perfectly as refurbishing the countertops, sink and faucet and upgrading the kitchen’s electrical circuit. The company will also put in three new fridges and other kitchen area appliances.
The renovation will be a temporary answer until finally a new hearth station is created, which could be several years away, Whiddon reported.
“It’s an interim correct to make the residing disorders better for the individuals that commit 24/7 there,” he mentioned.
Whiddon also observed that some of the new equipment could be utilized in the new hearth station.
The city is now doing the job on Period Two of a challenge to create a new fireplace station, which is slated to price tag $20 million.
Section Two involves web page acquisition and developing style. The city been given a legislative grant award of $76,755 for partial setting up structure and is also requesting $14 million to guarantee that the undertaking developments.
Stage A single of the project, which integrated the elimination of a derelict creating, value the metropolis about $1.1 million.
The last development of the new fireplace station, not which includes site enhancement, is estimated to cost close to $20 million, according to the town manager’s office.
The project’s timeline will rely on site assortment and coming up with a sound funding prepare, as very well as doing the job with the Kodiak Island Borough on the city’s preferred web-site, City Supervisor Josie Bahnke reported.