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Council moves ahead with moorage increase, harbor project funding

Another harbor rate increase is on the way in Petersburg. The City Council last night passed the first reading of a measure that will boost moorage charges and other fees to help the department cover expenses. The change would mainly affect larger boats with increases ranging from eleven to forty-six percent. At the same time, the Council also approved a plan that will use Electric Utility funds to help round-out funding for a new North Harbor. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

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Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)
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Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).
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