(Sage Smiley/ KSTK)

Wrangell’s borough assembly on Tuesday night (March 26) will consider approving the annual review of fees and rates that residents pay for borough services. This will also include a slight change of fees for property and tidelands sales.

At the meeting, the assembly will hold a public hearing to decide when they will consider the combined fee and rate schedule. Currently, the Municipal Code says that the assembly will approve all rates and fees during the first meeting in March. The assembly will propose to change this to the second meeting in April of each year. They say this will give them ample time to finish the schedule and not impede the annual budget process.

As part of changing the fees and rates, the assembly will consider increasing the $100 dollar application fee for sales of property and tidelands to $250 dollars. Borough staff says $100 is not enough to cover the processing expenses.

The old hospital’s generator

In new business, the assembly will also consider authorizing the sale of the Old Wrangell Medical Center’s generator.

According to Wrangell Municipal Light & Power, all equipment used or maintained by the facility is incompatible with the Genset Onan generator. If approved, the city will list it for auction starting at $15,000. It has 646.2 hours on it. To compare, another generator of the same model they found was listed for $20,000 with 297 total hours on it.

Other agenda items include updates on the water treatment plant improvements, Alder Top Village construction and the schools’ roof replacements.

The Wrangell Borough Assembly will hold its regular meeting on March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers at Wrangell City Hall.

You can listen to the live broadcast of the Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting on KSTK-FM 101.7, or stream online at KSTK.org.

Find the meeting agenda at wrangell.com under the “Agendas & Minutes” tab. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting can sign up on the “Persons to be Heard” sheet at City Hall.