City Council Will Consider FY 2016 Budget, Ammendments

Tuesday, May 26 2015

Unalaska’s city operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016 is up for public hearing during a regular city council meeting Tuesday. 

The budget includes $32 million in expected revenue and $25 million in general fund spending. 

The surplus is only half as large as city administrators expected, In part because of shrinking state allocations.

Also up for public hearing is an ordinance that would including more than $294,000 in funding for the Museum of the Aleutians in the FY2016 city budget.

As well, the city council will consider an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 budget that would increase funding for this fiscal year’s paving project.  The amendment will cover additional costs for the project.

According to a memorandum from the Mayor’s office the 2015 Paving Project is part of the city’s larger Road Improvement Master Plan.

This year’s project includes paving for Salmon Way, King Street, West Broadway, and East Broadway. Storm drainage improvements and US Coast Guard dock paving were also included in the plan.

The projects were combined into a single proposal.  Knik Construction was the only company to bid on the work. The City Council originally approved 3.3 million for the project, but funding is short.

Still required is $1.1 million associated with construction administration, field inspection, material testing and the construction of driveways – the one item the council originally opted not to include as part of Knik Construction’s bid.

City Staff including the City Manager recommend the approval of the additional funding for the project. 

The City Council could elect to postpone the project, reduce the scope of the project, or allocate funds from another project.



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