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Borough Assembly approves contracts for replacement hospital facility

WRANGELL, ALASKA

This was the first regular Borough Assembly meeting since the October 4th municipal election, and newly elected to the Borough Assembly is former Wrangell Mayor Don McConachie, as well as incumbent Wilma stokes. In other Borough Assembly business, Pam McClowsky was elected to sit as vice mayor on the Borough Assembly this year. McClowsky replaces former Vice Mayor Dave Jack in the position.

And In other news the City and Borough push forward in plans for Wrangell’s future in outdoor recreation. Contractor Shelley Wade with Agnew Beck Consulting of Anchorage gave a brief update on the Wrangell Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. Wade says the plan is moving forward and that a survey is now available on the Wrangell City and Borough website of what kinds of recreation Wrangell would like to see developed throughout the city and borough. The survey can be found at www.wrangell.com. Wade will be in Wrangell the week of November 17th for a public meeting on the plan.

Finally in new business the Assembly approved a contract with American Health Facilities to provide integrated program management for the Wrangell Medical Center replacement hospital facility project as well as the approval to enter into a contract with Layton construction.

City Clerk Christie Jamieson reminds the public that the special election for a public vote on the construction of the new replacement hospital facility is November 15th. Absentee voting begins October 31st and can be done Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall. The next Borough Assembly meeting is scheduled for October 25th at 7 p.m.
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