Legislature(2001 - 2002)

02/15/2001 05:13 PM EDT

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC                                                                             
                 DEVELOPMENT, TRADE AND TOURISM                                                                               
                       February 15, 2001                                                                                        
                           5:13 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
OVERVIEW:  ADAK RE-USE DEVELOPMENT  AND COMMUNITY IN CORPORATION,                                                               
OFFICIALS  FROM  ADAK  RE-USE   CORPORATION  AND  ALEUT  REGIONAL                                                               
CORPORATION                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
TAPES                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
01-7, SIDE A                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE LESIL  McGUIRE, Chair, convened the  House Special                                                               
Committee on  Economic Development, Trade and  Tourism meeting at                                                               
5:13 p.m.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Committee  members present  were Representatives  McGuire, Green,                                                               
Morgan, Dyson, and Crawford.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY OF INFORMATION                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SANDRA MOLLER,  President and  CEO, Aleut  Enterprises, discussed                                                               
Adak's current  socioeconomic situation and what  is possible for                                                               
the future.   She described Adak's position now  as favorable and                                                               
she hopes  that using  some key resources  and components  of the                                                               
community will  bring in more people  and economic opportunities.                                                               
She would  like to  see Adak  become a  very important  place for                                                               
people to  use for  international trade  routes and  that tourism                                                               
will add to the expanding economy.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
CLEM  TILLION, Associate,  Aleut Enterprises,  described some  of                                                               
the  opportunities that  were there  for trade  involving seafood                                                               
and  general export  opportunities.   He reiterated  some of  Ms.                                                               
Moller's  comments about  the area  being used  for international                                                               
trade.   He discussed  the possibilities of  and barriers  to the                                                               
construction of a prison.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DYSON inquired  about the  relocation of  housing                                                               
units and  its progress.   Also, he wanted  to know if  there are                                                               
certain archeological sites that still exist.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GREEN  inquired  about   the  way  in  which  the                                                               
underground fuel  storage standards were  able to be met.   Also,                                                               
he wanted to know  about the use of the old  barracks in terms of                                                               
their being made into a prison.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD wanted to know  about the types of planes                                                               
that fly into Adak.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR McGUIRE  discussed Sakhalin and possible  refueling in Adak                                                               
in the future.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
There were no announcements.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                              
COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
The committee took no action.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                              
CHAIR MCGUIRE  adjourned the House Special  Committee on Economic                                                               
Development, Trade and Tourism meeting at 5:44 p.m.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
NOTE:   The meeting was  recorded and handwritten log  notes were                                                               
taken.  A  copy of the tape(s)  and log notes may  be obtained by                                                               
contacting the  House Records  Office at  State Capitol,  Room 3,                                                               
Juneau,  Alaska   99801 (mailing  address),  (907) 465-2214,  and                                                               
after  adjournment of  the second  session  of the  Twenty-Second                                                               
Alaska  State Legislature  this  information may  be obtained  by                                                               
contacting the Legislative Reference Library at (907) 465-3808.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                

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