The Wrangell Borough Assembly’s top priorities are to improve the municipal water treatment plant and find funds or a funding partner to build a new hospital.

Members met Monday to discuss the borough’s future goals.

The borough applied to a federal grant and loan program last year for money to pay for improvements to the treatment plant. The money hasn’t been accepted by the borough yet and there’s a chance it won’t take it.

Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said the federal government is considering raising the interest rates on loans offered through the program which would be more expensive for Wrangell. Also, the money can only be used to replace the plant. Borough staff are considering revitalizing the plant instead.

Other items the assembly highlighted were borough property development, facilities maintenance, information technology upgrades for borough departments and federal disaster training for borough staff.