Petersburg’s borough assembly tonight will be deciding on camping at Sandy Beach Park this summer for a group coming to town to entertain and educate.

The New Old Time Chautauqua plans to visit Petersburg and other Southeast Alaska towns in late June and early July. The group of performers, educators and chefs hopes to camp at Sandy Beach park while they’re in Petersburg. The assembly will vote on that request.
Otherwise it’s a relatively short agenda for tonight’s meeting. There’s the second reading of an ordinance that would create a dedicated fund for the transient room tax money the borough receives. That four percent tax is collected from hotels, lodges and bed and breakfast businesses in the borough. In the past some of the money has funded projects for the visitor industry. Some of the proceeds also pay for operations of the Chamber of Commerce.

Also up for a vote are two new ordinances allowing the borough to dispose of tax foreclosed property. Another new ordinance would allow the borough to appoint an alternate to the Southeast Alaska Regional Solid Waste Authority. Petersburg already is a part of that regional group that helps communities with garbage and recyclable materials.

The meeting is a 7 p.m. on Monday, May 18 in borough assembly chambers. KFSK will broadcast the meeting live.