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The City of Unalaska has proposed a $29.6 million budget for fiscal year 2019.

That’s almost $600,000 more than the City Council approved in this year’s spending plan. But for the most part, finance officials say it maintains the status quo.

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This year, 10 nonprofits are seeking financial support from the City of Unalaska to the tune of almost $1.3 million.

The City Council heard requests Tuesday from organizations including Iliuliuk Family and Health Services, the Museum of the Aleutians, and the Qawalangin Tribe.

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Unalaska’s new city manager started this week.

Thomas E. Thomas comes to the island with 22 years’ experience in local government after he was selected unanimously by the City Council last month.

KUCB’s Laura Kraegel sat down with Thomas to ask how he’ll lead City Hall.

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Over the next three years, Unalaska’s library is scheduled to undergo a major expansion.

City officials released a timeline for the renovation last month, after architects finished the preliminary design.

They plan to hire an engineer next winter to finalize the blueprints and then pick a construction company by early 2020.

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What are Unalaska’s rules for posting campaign related signs around town? That was City Councilor Shari Coleman’s question and it sparked a heated discussion at last night’s council meeting.

“Should we allow signs on campaign signs to be displayed on city property?" Coleman wondered. "If so, let’s have something in writing as to how they should be placed.”

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