Wrangell’s Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, April 26th.  The Assembly unanimously voted to approve the second reading of ordinance 916 which reduces the number of board members on the medical center and long-term care facility board from nine to seven board members.

The assembly resumed discussion on a pending motion from the last Borough Assembly meeting regarding a request from Big Bites Fishing, owned by Mark Mitchell, to proceed with the Army Corps of Engineers permitting process on a portion of the 6-mile mill property for construction of a facility used to moor boats and planes used for commercial activities associated with Big Bites Fishing.  Part of the discussion surrounded whether to move forward with the Army Corp permitting process on land not owned by the individual making the request and before a lease agreement is in place.  Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch reported that the Corp does allow permitting under such conditions.  The pending motion, moved by Assemblyman Blake and seconded by Assemblyman Decker, was unanimously approved.

All items listed under new business were approved by the assembly including 13 A, an agreement with Mike Allen Jr. for the purpose of harvesting blow down trees on Borough owned Institute property.