Petersburg’s borough assembly will be meeting Monday at noon in assembly chambers. The group will be considering a bid award for 1,500 tons of sand to be used on the roads in the winter. Public Works Director, Karl Hagerman, is recommending that the assembly award the bid to Rock N Road Construction for up to $55,000. Rock and Road bid $37 dollars per ton for the base bid, which is much cheaper than the $53 dollars a ton a company out of Haines bid.

Assembly will also consider approving a five year lease rate adjustment for Piston and Rudder for tidelands that the business leases from the borough. The terms of the lease require that adjustments to the lease be considered ever five years. The value of the property according to the borough assessor is $146,400. The rental rate is ten percent of that so about $14,600.

Petersburg resident Kris Norosz is asking the borough to vacate a utility easement near her property on Sandy Beach Road. The Planning Commission recommends the assembly approve the vacation deeming the land no value to the borough.

Borough Manager, Steve Giesbrecht, is currently on vacation and won’t be at the meeting.

Mayor Cindi Lagoudakis attended the Alaska Municipal League conference in Haines last week and will be giving an update to the assembly on what happened there. She’ll also be going over some of the vacancies in the borough committees and commissions that are up for election this October. That includes three open seats on the Historic Preservation Commission.

The deadline to file for candidacy is Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. So far the following people have filed to run for various seats.

Mayor: Cindi Lagoudakis

Assembly: Richard Burke
Brandi Marohl
Jeff Meucci

Commission: Chris Fry

Harbor Board: Mike Bangs

Library Board: Cynthia McDonnel
Lizzie Thompson
Marilyn Menish-Meucci

Public Safety
Advisory Board: Stan Hjort

KFSK will broadcast Monday’s meeting live.

(Editor’s note this story has been corrected to reflect lease of borough tidelands to Piston and Rudder)