Petersburg’s Borough Assembly has a light agenda ahead of tonight’s meeting. The Assembly will meet at the Assembly Chambers on Monday, June 19th at 6 p.m. to review two new topics of business. 

They’re considering an ordinance that would rezone part of Service Area 1 to make way for building a new medical center. The ordinance would re-designate portions of land near the airport for public use. The area includes the Airport Addition Subdivision and 13th Street. 

However, the local Planning Commission voted against rezoning a part of that area last week. So the hospital project is caught in a holding pattern, unless Petersburg Medical Center can successfully appeal the Commission’s decision. PMC has until Friday, June 23rd to submit the appeal.

The other new item on the Assembly’s agenda is a resolution to temporarily change the assembly meeting schedule to accommodate Mayor Mark Jensen’s summer fishing plans. Jensen participates in a summer fishery that conflicts with the regularly scheduled Assembly meetings from July through September. If the Assembly passes the resolution, the next three months of meetings will be moved from Mondays to Thursdays. 

Petersburg’s Borough Assembly will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the assembly chambers. KFSK will broadcast that live and post the recording in our Borough Assembly Archives. Anyone from the community can join the meeting in person, by phone, or on Zoom. There’s more information on KFSK’s community calendar.