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Wrangell city government is looking to fill vacancies

A few seats are still open for positions with the city and borough of Wrangell.

Mayor Don McConachie pointed out during Tuesday night’s Borough Assembly meeting there are vacancies on the assembly itself as well as the Port Commission.

“You will notice there is one empty seat on this and we need to fill that up. Although I understand we do have some letters that have come in both for that empty seat and for the Port Commission,” he said.

The borough clerk has announced the city will accept letters of intent from residents who are interested in serving on either board. The term for both the assembly seat and port commission ends October of next year.

Letters are due to McConachie at PO Box 531, Wrangell, AK 99929 by 5 p.m. Oct. 30. More information about the powers and duties of both boards is available at the city’s website.

The Borough Assembly also appointed people to the city’s other boards and committees. Betty Keegan and Rudy Briskar will serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Holly Hammer and Timothy Berberich will be on the Parks and Recreation Board.

Assembly members expressed concern over Berberich’s appointment because he is an employee of the department, but City Manager Tim Rooney pointed out there is no rule against him serving.

Marian Glenz was appointed to the Wrangell Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Dave Galla will retain his seat on the Thomas Bay Power Authority Board. The Economic Development Committee has gained Jeremy Maxand, Marlene Clark and Michelle Ward as members.

Kay Larson will remain on the Cemetery Committee. And the Nolan Center/Civic Center board welcomes Beth Comstock, Kene Kohrt and Michelle Ward.

McConachie thanked all those who submitted interest in serving on the various boards. The borough assembly also selected Bill Privett to serve as Vice-Mayor and newly-elected James Stough will take over as the hospital board liaison.

The next meeting for the Wrangell Borough Assembly will be Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

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