Many Kenai Peninsula Projects In Proposed Walker Capital Budget

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first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker’s proposed Alaska Economic Recovery Plan would use payroll tax revenue to finance deferred maintenance projects over a three-year tax collection period, equating to construction boom that will bring down the unemployment rate. Governor Bill Walker I-AK: “I just think one of the best cures for some of our social ills that we have and challenges is a job. It brings focus, it brings a reason to have a lifestyle that’s conducive to keeping that job.”  Walker says that putting folks to work in their local communities on these capital projects is an important step for popping Alaska out of its depression. The Homer Ferry Terminal will experience building repairs to the tune of $150,000. Governor Bill Walker I-AK: “I think people feel better about themselves when they get up and go to work and produce something every day.” Parks & Outdoor Recreation in the Kenai area will receive a $150,000 appropriations for KRSMA – Bings Landing. The Kenai courthouse will replace outdated, inefficient Pneumatic controls and equipment with a $193,000 DDC System. The Seward Courthouse Court would receive $95,000 to replace deteriorated flooring, wall and ceiling finishes. At the AVTEC Facilities in Seward, underground fuel tanks will be replaced, along with the gym floor at the Student Services Center, where the locker room and exterior will also be repaired. The Kenai Army Guard Facilities will see $500,000 in lead remediation. DOTPF North Kenai Maintenance Station will have $150,000 to replace siding. Industrial Electrical Building and Student Services Center will both have fire alarm systems upgraded, along with critical campus-wide upgrades and repairs for health, life, and safety. While there are no projects in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Capital Improvement Projects for FY2019 Major Maintenance Grant Fund list, the area would have projects funded in other areas. The Walker Administration plans to appropriate about $700M to decommission and clean up an old microwave site in Homer, and about $2M in roof repairs at Spring Creek and Wildwood Correctional Centers. Story as aired: $900,000 would be earmarked for shoulders and ditches for North Kenai Island Lake Road and Miller Loop Road, $600,000 in repairs for Seward’s Snow River West Channel Bridge, and $64,000 for repairs to the Kenai Spur Road Bike Path. The Kenai Peninsula College campus would see a $934,300 renewal, Kachemak Bay campus is scheduled for a $72,200 renewal, and the Kachemak Bay Library and computer classroom is set for a $150,000 renovation. Repairs will be made to student housing, renovations to the First Lake campus, Industrial Electrical Building will have its roof and flooring replaced, the welding room will receive ventilation upgrades and storage. Audio PlayerDorene-on-bill-walker-on-many-kenai-peninsula-projects.mp3VmDorene-on-bill-walker-on-many-kenai-peninsula-projects.mp300:00RPd Deferred maintenance to be addressed also includes emergency medical service match for Code Blue; weatherization programs; senior citizen housing programs.last_img

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