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Assembly Briefs: dock contracts awarded, land auctioned, full PMC memo released

The Petersburg Borough Assembly officially awarded the construction contract for a new commercial drive down dock. Assembly members were pleased that the cost was far less than expected. However ac couple members raised concerns about the price tag for an additional contract for engineers to oversee the project. Also this week, the members voted four to two to make public the full version of an attorney’s memo regarding the borough’s relationship with the Petersburg Medical Center. The assembly also brought in some extra revenue with a land auction. Matt Lichtenstein takes a look at some of the decisions from this week’s regular assembly meeting:
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