KGB Assembly to continue discussions on 'housing solutions' in the borough

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - A work session to discuss housing solutions in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough was a major topic on Monday night's Assembly meeting.

    According to Deputy Borough Clerk Jenni Fox, discussion centered around a Mile 17/18 subdivision, a potential Cedarwood subdivision at Mile 11 for low-density, market-rate lots, and and continuation of a planned unit development in the Fawn Mountain area.

    The Assembly came to a consensus on continuing a discussion related to all three projects.

    Additionally, the Assembly approved a resolution establishing a sales tax holiday on Oct. 1.

    In Borough Manager Ruben Duran's report to the Assembly, he related that the municipality will provide free rides to and from the polls on election days.

    In addition to the Aug. 16 special state primary, rides will also be provided for the Oct 4 and Nov. 8 local and state elections.

    Passengers should advise the driver which polling location they are going to upon boarding. Paratransit ride passengers are asked to schedule rides as soon as possible, but not later than the day before each election.

    North Tongass No. 2 polling location is only served by the Silver Line Commuter service.

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