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The regularly scheduled borough assembly meeting is Tuesday at 7pm in the borough assembly chambers at City Hall.

At the last meeting on September 10th, Julie Decker was appointed to fill the open seat on the assembly.

Rudy Briskar was appointed to the Economic Development committee.

There are vacancies on both the Parks and Rec board and the Planning and Zoning Commission that need to be filled.

In old business, the Wrangell Medical Center bylaws and personnel policies are up for approval again. They were tabled at the last three meetings.

In new business, the assembly is seeking approval for a special meeting on October seventh to certify the election results from the October first general election.

A canvass board was appointed at the last meeting.

It’s made up of assembly members James Stough, Wilma Stokes, and Pam McCloskey.

They’ll review the questioned ballots and input the mailed and faxed absentee ballots on October third to include them in the final election results.

In other new business, a letter to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA, is up for approval.

The letter is regarding the Operation and Maintenance costs for the Thomas Bay Power Authority.

The assembly is also considering the sale of the city tidelands at the Nore Estate to Don and Betsy McConachie.

Finally, there is a planned executive session. It’s for discussion with the Borough Attorney on former employee arbitration proceedings.

You can tune in to KSTK or listen streaming online at kstk.org for live coverage of the assembly meeting Tuesday at 7pm.

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