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Assembly to discuss capital projects, Tyee hydro

The next regular meeting of the Borough Assembly is tonight.

The meeting will start at 6:30pm with a public hearing.

The Assembly will take public comments on a proposed ordinance change to loosen the restrictions on the sale of alcohol on election days.

It will also hear comments on a second proposed ordinance change on the rules for impounding vessels. This was a topic discussed by both the Assembly and the Port Commission in past meetings.

The last topic for the hearing is on a request to vacate the alley behind two single-family residential lots belonging to Todd and Catherine White and William Tommila.
The regular assembly meeting starts at 7pm.

There are seats on several boards and committees that may be filled. The Southeast Alaska Power Agency board needs two new voting and two new alternate members.

In unfinished business, the assembly is set to discuss and possibly approve a change to the Capital Project Priorities List for Fiscal Year 2014-2015. It would add requests from the fire department to purchase a new engine and 10 new SCPAs or personal protection equipment for the firefighters.

Finally, the assembly will discuss a resolution regarding the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA, and the Thomas Bay Power Authority or TBPA.

The resolution recommends that SEAPA take over operations and maintenance at the Tyee Hydroelectric Facility. That work is currently done by TBPA. It also recommends that Wrangell work cooperatively with Petersburg to come up with a plan for the transfer.

There is a planned executive session following the meeting to approve the new Borough Manager’s contract.

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