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Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting of January 13, 2015

Wrangell's Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 13 in the Assembly Chambers. Click "more" to listen to audio of that meeting.

Borough Assembly approves funds to start recycling

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved a recycling plan for the community and allocated $50,000 to get it started. The program will start with dropoff locations for recyclables and eventually work up to curbside pickup.

Downtown waterfront development team seeks public input

Project areaA waterfront planning team is in Wrangell this week to find out how the community wants to develop its downtown waterfront. The team is seeking public input to form a plan that will aim to balance the needs of locals, businesses and visitors.

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s broken

Rep. Sam Kito III poses at his desk in the Capitol Jan. 7, 2015. This is the Juneau Democrat’s first full session. He was appointed last February to fill the seat vacated by Beth Kerttula. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Southeast state Rep. Sam Kito III is worried about the impacts of shrinking state budgets on schools, police and basic services.

P&Z Commission approves Bay Company request

marine service centerThe Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to approve The Bay Company’s request to purchase city-owned land adjacent to its property. The commission’s vote serves as a recommendation to the Borough Assembly, which will make the final decision.

Board of Game to consider moose antler regulation changes

IMG_1321The Alaska Board of Game will meet in Juneau starting Friday to consider proposed changes to Department of Fish and Game regulations for the Southeast region. The Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee has a few proposals that the Board of Game will decide on in the next week.

Wrangell Port Commission talks rate changes for boat yard

marine service centerThe Wrangell Port Commission Tuesday continued discussing a possible rate increase for work space in the Marine Service Center. The increased rates could help hire an additional boat lift operator and increase efficiency in the boat yard.

Rough weather stops some Southeast ferry sailings

Part of Southeast Alaska faces weather-related transportation delays. Juneau and Haines lost a ferry sailing for the second time in three days. Skagway also lost one sailing.

USFS proposes floating dock at Anan Observatory

anan trailThe U.S. Forest Service is taking public comments on a proposal to build a floating dock at the Anan Wildlife Observatory, with the goal of improving safety for visitors.


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