Local News

Assembly to hold special sessions

The Borough Assembly Tuesday night discussed iPads, the replacement of the Borough Manager, and more.

The Assembly decided to table the discussion of whether or not to send a letter to the Alaska Department of Transportation.

Earlier this year the ADOT adopted a regulation allowing the spraying of herbicides and pesticides on highways and other state property.

It will come back to this issue at a future meeting.

The Assembly approved the ordinance to amend the city’s consumer tax rates.

That means voters will see a proposition on October’s ballot to lower the tax rates from seven percent to five and a half percent.

It approved the updated request from Alcan Forest Products to lease a portion of the former Institute property.

Alcan will have 18 months to use the land for logging. The City and Borough of Wrangell will be paid $17,000 for that use.

The Assembly discussed implementing the use of iPads for use by the various commissions and boards in Wrangell. KSTK will bring you an update on this item in a later story.

There was an executive session to discuss the possible replacement of Borough Manager Tim Rooney after his departure for Oklahoma.

Following the session, the Assembly discussed changing a section their personnel policy to allow for an interim Borough Manager to be instated.

There will be a special Assembly meeting Friday, July 26 at 1pm and Monday, August 5 at 7pm to get the first and second readings of this proposed ordinance.

Recent News

Salard’s jury trial set for February

The jury trial of a Wrangell doctor accused of possessing and distributing child pornography has been bumped nearly two months. Doctor Greg Salard’s defense attorney asked for delay until Feb. 23, 2015. more

Garnet Grit Betties win home roller derby bout

roller derby
The Garnet Grit Betties won their roller derby bout in Wrangell Saturday against the Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers. It was the second bout hosted in Wrangell, and there are two more home bouts on the schedule for spring. more