City infrastructure resolutions passed

Cordova, Alaska. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Four resolutions regarding city infrastructure were voted on and passed during the Jan. 16 city council meeting.

The resolutions authorized the city’s match of roughly 10 percent as well as declaring the city eligible and committing to ownership and management of the operations of the Cordova Center Pedestrian Connector and the Seventh Street ADA Sidewalks and Drainage Improvements projects, said Susan Bourgeois, city clerk.

The Cordova Center Pedestrian Connector project aims to complete the pedestrian connection from the harbor and south fill area to the Cordova Center and/or to Main Street.

Originally, the money for this project was cut as construction of the Cordova Center was competed due to lack of funds, Bourgeois said. Currently, the stairs connect the Pioneer Igloo to City Hall.

The second resolution focuses on creating a pedestrian and American with Disabilities Act-regulated sidewalk for Seventh Street, providing safe routes to school. 

The city will be required to match about 10 percent, totaling $95,485.60.

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The resolutions are required for a complete Alaska Transportation Alternatives Program grant application. Council also voted in favor, 3-1, to draft a resolution opposing the Prince William Sound Borough formation at this time. Discussion of this resolution will take place during the Feb. 20 work session.

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