boroughsealThe Petersburg Borough assembly will consider the 95 percent design plan for the bulkhead loading dock at their meeting at noon Monday. PND Engineers from Juneau drafted the design and Harbor Master Glorianne Wollen will present the details to the assembly. The harbor board has already made their own recommendations to the plan.

The bulkhead loading dock would be built onto the parking area of the drive down dock as another option for large boats to load and unload heavy equipment.
The assembly will also get to hear the latest on the Draft Comprehensive Plan and Draft Waterfront Master Plan. Consulting firm Agnew Beck will give a presentation on where the process is now. That document, which is over 100 pages long, is meant to guide planning, funding and development efforts for the borough over the next two decades. It looks at land use, existing facilities and challenges facing the borough. The waterfront master plan focuses on the harbor facilities and challenges for maintaining those docks and floats, along with potential new projects.

The assembly meeting is also the third and final reading of an ordinance to make some budget changes. There are a few additions to this year’s spending plan, including additional money needed to continue the recycling collection by Rugers Trucking. The borough wants that company to continue doing curbside pickup of the blue bags with recyclables, until borough workers are ready to take over that task with a new collection truck. The extended contract will cost the borough over 26-thousand dollars for the service to continue into January, while more blue plastic bags will cost another five thousand dollars. Public works hopes to take over collection January 18 using new blue containers. Public Works Director Karl Hagerman, at the mayor’s request, will also provide the assembly with information for the borough to take over the blue bag recycling until they move to carts.

The assembly will also consider an application from Hammer and Wikan, Incorporated to buy some borough land along Haugen Drive in order to expand the grocery store there. The assembly went through the process of rezoning part of the land for sale and now, by resolution, they must give preliminary approval in order for it to be offered for sale.

The assembly will be going over the 2016 Capital Improvement Project list. At the top of the list is renovating the municipal building and police station and jail. The borough needs about $3.1 million to meet the project’s $10.2 million dollar price tag.

Also at the assembly meeting, members will consider a gaming permit application from the Petersburg Rod and Gun Club. The meeting is at noon Monday in borough assembly chambers. KFSK will broadcast the meeting live.