Borough considers renovations instead of new police HQ
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Petersburg is changing course on its police station project. Instead of building new, the borough will consider renovating the existing municipal building, or a privately-owned warehouse that’s up for sale. That was the recommendation from the borough manager who has been researching ways to cut the cost of the project.
The assembly this week gave the manager the green light to hire an engineer who will survey the condition of the two existing structures in more detail:
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Petersburg officials are hoping to discuss ways to keep a Coast Guard cutter stationed in this Southeast community. Petersburg’s borough assembly wants to talk about changes to the waterfront to accommodate newer, larger patrol vessels, and it’s part of a discussion going on up and down Alaska’s coastline. more
The Alaska Supreme Court may have a decision in the next month or two on the boundaries of the Petersburg borough.
The size of the new municipality has been up in the air since it was approved by area residents in December of 2012. That’s because the city and borough Juneau sought to annex some of the same land on the northern end of the proposed Petersburg borough. A superior court ruled in Petersburg’s favor last year and Juneau appealed that ruling to the state’s highest court. more