Tag Archives: Wrangell Borough Assembly

Assembly approves changes to firearm ordinance

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday approved changes to local firearm laws and made them less restrictive.

School, borough officials discuss Wrangell Public Schools budget

New playgroundThe Wrangell School Board met with the Wrangell Borough Assembly last week to discuss the school district’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year and the potential shortfall it is facing from a loss of state and federal funding.

SEAPA moves forward with plans for Swan Lake expansion

seapa boardA power agency that supplies electricity to three Southeast communities is moving forward with plans to expand its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds.

Wrangell Assembly adopts pot ordinance

marijuanaThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an ordinance banning the public consumption of marijuana in the borough.

Wrangell assembly gives first-round approval for pot ordinance

marijuanaThe Wrangell Borough Assembly gave first-round approval Tuesday to an ordinance banning the public consumption of marijuana. But assembly members disagreed on the timing and language of the measure.

Wrangell officials discuss local impact of state budget cuts

As state officials decide where to make cuts in the face of a major budget deficit, Wrangell officials are trying to figure out how to cope with what is sure to be a huge drop in state funding. Wrangell Borough Assembly members discussed the looming budget cuts Tuesday at their regular meeting.

Assembly approves Bay Co. request to buy city-owned land

city hallThe Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve The Bay Company's request to purchase a city-owned alley adjacent to its property. The request to vacate the alley between The Bay Company and the Marine Service Center has been in the works since August.

Wrangell Assembly waits for state to develop pot regulations

marijuanaPossession of marijuana for personal use will become legal in Alaska Tuesday, but the Wrangell Borough Assembly has not started a formal discussion regarding consumption and sales in the borough. Assembly members agree it is too early to consider any pot ordinances.

Wrangell loses wildlife trooper to state budget cuts

department of public safetyWrangell could lose its only Alaska Wildlife Trooper to state budget cuts. The Department of Public Safety is not planning to fill the vacancy left in January by Alaska Wildlife Trooper Scott Bjork.

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.