Petersburg Assembly will look to buy a new baler

    Petersburg, Alaska (KINY) - The Petersburg Borough Assembly will meet Tuesday in open session.

    The borough will consider, among other items of business, a third and final reading of an ordinance that would allocate $400,000 of sanitation funds and $200,000 of sanitation's motor pool funds for the purchase of replacement baler equipment.

    Four capital improvement projects – the replacement or renovation of the hospital, which would clock in at around $33 million, the replacement of the Enhanced 911 system, paving of residential streets, and a new pad for haulouts and washes at Scow Bay – are also set to be discussed.

    According to Borough Manager Stephen Giesbrecht, the Petersburg Public Works Department has been coordinating with the police and harbor departments to clean out the vehicle impound yard.

    A total of 16 vehicles were removed from the impound yard and hauled to the landfill for disposal. The Harbor maintenance staff recently demolished the impounded vessels.

    Also, Joe Kupernik, the new Facilities Supervisor and Parks & Rec is on the job full time in the borough. He moved to Southeast Alaska from Colorado. Kupernik officially started Monday, Jan. 7.

    Brad Mason has started in the new facilities maintenance position. Mason and his wife have been in Petersburg since April.

    The meeting will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the assembly chambers.


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