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FY2008-01 Agreement Between the Kodiak Island Borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce For Economic Planning and Project Development within the Kodiak Island Borough F Item No.13.A.1 Kodiak Island Borough AGENDA STATEMENT Regular Meeting of July 5, 2007 Contract No. FY2008-01 Economic Development Services for FY2008 Between the Kodiak Island Borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. The Kodiak Island Borough has participated in a community-based economic development program operated by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for many years. Funding support from the Kodiak Island Borough and the City of Kodiak has been used to establish an Economic Development Specialist position at the Chamber. This position ensures that the Kodiak Island Borough is provided with economic development expertise and support. The position is responsible for meeting, planning and reporting requirements established by the Federal Economic Development Administration and for supporting the Kodiak Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee. This contract would renew this relationship for the 2008 fiscal year. The duties to be accomplished for this period are spelled out in the attached agreement document. Staff recommends approval of the contract. Fiscal Notes: FY2008 Ex enditure Re uired: $43,000 D n/a D n/a Account NO.1 00-160-448-362 Amount Bud eted: $43,000 D n/a IAPPROVAL FOR AGENDA: . .-. I ~cl~ Recommended motion: Move to authorize the Manager to execute Contract No. FY2008-01 Economic Development Services for FY2008 Between the Kodiak Island Borough and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce in the Amount of $43,000. r!FfdtJ6?-~/ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT THIS AGREEMENT is entered into by and between the Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska (Borough) and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce (contractor) for the purpose of setting forth the terms and conditions pursuant to which the contractor shall be contracted to provide economic development activities. Section 1. INTENT OF AGREEMENT. The contractor is hereby contracted to provide an economic development committee and staff to focus on economic development planning and project development in the Kodiak Island Borough. Section 2. SCOPE OF WORK. The contractor will provide staffwho will serve on the economic development committee drawn from the Kodiak Island community with representatives from the City of Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Kodiak Island outlying communities, and with the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Staff will work with the Committee to accomplish the following tasks identified in the document, such as: a. Actively pursue business opportunities within the newly activated Foreign Trade Zone. b. Actively pursue business opportunities created by the completion of the Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company, LLC fiber optics project. c. Work with the Kodiak Branding and Marketing Committee in their efforts to develop and implement a marketing plan and quality assurance program for Kodiak seafood. d. Work with the National Marine Fisheries Service, University of Alaska Fishery Industrial Technology Center, and local processors to achieve stability and diversification in the fish processing industry by encouraging secondary and value-added processing, harvesting of under-utilized species, and by maximizing by-product utilization. e. Work with the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau to transform the visitor industry into a significant component of the Kodiak Region's economy. Provide results of data to the business community on the project that measures visitor satisfaction of travelers exiting Kodiak Island via the Alaska Marine Highway System. f. Participate on the Kodiak College Advisory Council fostering their goals to provide higher education options and opportunities for Alaskans. g. Work with Kodiak College, the Kodiak Island Borough School District, Kodiak Area Native Association, and other organizations to encourage entrepreneurship and assist small business development h. Continued participation and involvement with Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference in their efforts to bring economic stability to the region. 1. Work with educational institutions, public funding entities and industry to develop a comprehensive economically sustainable fisheries research facility in Kodiak; J. Explore new employment and business opportunities related to the Kodiak Launch Complex; k. Explore ways of enhancing Kodiak's position as a regional transportation hub. 1. Assist in the economic development of Kodiak Region outlying communities. A minimum of four Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy committee meetings will be scheduled during the term of this Agreement for the purpose of maintaining committee input and guiding the efforts of the contractor. A report of all activities of the contractor will be submitted to the Borough Manager following each meeting. Section 3. TERM. This agreement will remain in effect July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, unless earlier terminated. Either party shall have the right to terminate the agreement without penalty upon one month's written notice to the other. Section 4. COMPENSATION. As compensation for all services rendered under this agreement, contractor shall be paid $43,000.00 by the Kodiak Island Borough. Said compensation shall be paid in equal installments of $10,750.00 on the second Friday of July and October 2007, and January and April 2008. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have executed this Agreement on this of J~007. KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH &f(, day KODIAK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4". Attest: 1kv f)7~&I07 , V" . ..' . "oJ \ ~\...,.~;:~:r . -y/ --.-..--- . ~ <'~SKA {c ,\C?Jo Borough Clerk