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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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Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system

Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner Mike Neussl addresses the Southeast Conference annual meeting September 21, 2016.
Business and community leaders in Southeast Alaska are looking into how other ferry systems are operated around the world and a different way of managing Alaska’s ferries. The annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg in September focused on the first steps of a project to reform the state ferry system, find efficiencies and keep ferries running between coastal communities despite the state’s budget crisis. more