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Scow Bay boat yard plan a step closer

Efforts to development a more extensive boat haul-out and marine services facility in Scow Bay moved forward a bit more late last month. The borough assembly approved a draft land patent for 9-and-a-half acres of state tidelands and uplands at the Scow Bay turnaround, which is the site of the planned facility. The patent helps pave the way for borough ownership and development of the land, which was owned by the state. The Petersburg Economic Development Council is spearheading the project. Matt Lichtenstein recently asked PEDC coordinator Liz Cabrera for an update:
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In the meantime, the PEDC recently put out an invitation for contractors to bid for some minor maintenance work to keep the existing boat ramp usable. That work is slated to happen this summer.

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Petersburg officials discuss retaining Coast Guard cutter

The Petersburg-based Coast Guard cutter Anacapa (photo courtesy USCG)
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

Petersburg awaits court’s decision on municipal boundaries

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