Petersburg’s borough assembly meets Monday, December 22nd and will hear a report on the borough’s voluntary curbside recycling program and discuss a purchase of Mental Health Trust land at Papke’s Landing.
Public works director Karl Hagerman will be reporting on a recent survey of customers who are using the borough’s recycling service. 104 people responded and offered opinions on switching to recycling bins or other improvements to the program. Hagerman will also be reporting on the volume of recycled goods shipped out of town along with the costs of the service. He’s recommending borough employees take over the collection of recyclables and collecting the materials in new carts on a weekly basis.

Also Monday, the assembly will continue a discussion on the possible purchase of three parcels at Papke’s Landing next to the road and boat ramp. It’s owned by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land office and is on the auction block this winter. Petersburg could use the land for parking or other needs if the borough eventually took over the dock and boat ramp from the state.

In other business, the assembly will consider the second reading of an ordinance on cutting green trees from borough land.

There’s also a resolution that would dedicate 950,000 dollars that the assembly set aside this month for the renovation of the police station and borough offices.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast live on KFSK.