The city is adding staff at Unalaska's landfill and powerhouse in an effort to meet growing demand on local utilities.
On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to fund three new full-time positions at the Department of Public Utilities this fiscal year.
Councilor James Fitch, a former powerhouse employee, says that'll be $434,598 well spent.
"This has been a long time coming," said Fitch. "It really needs to be done to protect the safety of the people who work there and to protect the city's investment in that power plant and landfill."