Wrangell from City Dock. (Sage Smiley / KSTK)

With the COVID-19 outbreak in neighboring Petersburg under control and just two known active cases on the island, Wrangell’s assembly will consider whether to repeal the borough’s mask mandate tomorrow (Tuesday).

Wrangell’s mask mandate requires face coverings in indoor, public spaces and carries a fine of $25 for violations. 

If the mandate is repealed, it will have been in place for just under three weeks. A mask mandate in place last November was in effect four days longer.

In related business, the assembly is also set to consider changes to Wrangell’s travel testing and quarantine requirements. 

Changes to the travel mandates could include fewer restrictions for fully vaccinated people, and new advice from the CDC about international travel.

The assembly will also hold a public hearing on proposed changes to residential user fees in harbors around town. 

The “live aboard” ordinance was sent back to the Port Commission earlier this year after public concern that the definition of a residential harbor user was too broad. 

Under the new proposal, a residential user would be defined as someone who lives on their vessel 60 or more days a year. Currently, harbor residents are charged a residential user fee after two weeks.

Other agenda items include updates on the Public Safety Building fire alarm system, the water treatment plant, and Wrangell’s effort to get a trash baler. 

The meeting will take place at City Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (March 23). It will also be available via videoconference and streamed on 101.7 FM and online at KSTK.org. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting can call City Hall at 874-2381 or email the borough clerk at clerk@wrangell.com by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Read the full agenda here.

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