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If early results stand, new borough has several tasks ahead

Petersburg officials will have a lot on their agenda next year if the initial borough election results stand. That includes appointments to vacant seats on the new assembly, school board, hospital board and planning commission. Among other tasks, they’ll have to start the property tax assessment process and begin drafting a new comprehensive plan for the entire borough. Also, the new assembly will eventually have choose an allotment of state land for borough ownership. Matt Lichtenstein asked City Manager Steve Giesbrecht about what happens after the borough election is certified.

View of Petersburgon Northern Mitkof Island. KFSK File.

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