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Assembly to discuss “cease and desist” letter to SEAPA

The regular meeting of the borough assembly is Tuesday, April 22, at 7pm.

The assembly will discuss a letter sent by Thomas Bay Power Commission President James Stough to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA.

It calls on SEAPA and the borough assemblies to stop negotiations on the transfer of the Tyee Hydroelectric Facility from TBPA to SEAPA. The letter states that Thomas Bay should play a more active role in the process.

Stough sent copies of the letter to the Petersburg borough assembly and the Wrangell assembly.

The assembly will also address another letter– sent by Petersburg Vice Mayor Cindy Lagoudakis to the SEAPA Board of Directors.

That correspondence requests that SEAPA lower Petersburg’s wholesale power rate instead of providing annual rebates, as it does now.

The letter states that quote “Knowing the actual cost of power in advance of the Fiscal Year budgeting process would take away a lot of guesswork.” End quote.

In other new business, the assembly will discuss animal control issues in Wrangell. That topic was requested by Assembly member Daniel Blake at the last meeting.

The assembly will review how animal control is handled in comparable communities in Alaska and discuss how to move forward.

Tune in to KSTK or listen online at kstk.org for live coverage of the meeting starting at 7pm.

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