by Joseph Branco
January 21, 2005
File Photo by Dick Kauffman
Mayor Weinstein has scheduled a meeting with Borough Mayor Salazar and staff to discuss the White Cliff issue and the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the transfer of responsibility.
The City also discussed a proposed project to build a new water line to the Shoreline area through a joint effort with Maier's Enterprises, who own commercial property in the area. Maier's had agreed to pay 70% of the $1 million waterline. The City is hoped to pick up the remaining cost for the 2-mile long water pipe. The City portion is expected to fund the upgrade to a 16-inch line, allowing for further expansion to North Tongass. This proposal was remarked as a potentially good way of getting a water line to the Shoreline area. The Council has asked for an ordinance to be created on the proposal and for further evaluation on the proposal to be conducted.
The City has awarded a contract to Tamico, Inc to install a Float at Bar Harbor South. The Council, Coyne saying no, granted the $570,000 contract in a 6-1 decision.
Traffic and the Third Avenue Bypass was also a brief discussion Thursday night. The Council entertained debate over tour bus access to the area and traffic restrictions. The officials agreed to have the issue as an agenda item at the next regular meeting to accurately and fairly discuss it.
The next City Council meeting is set for February 4th.
Editor's note: The opinions expressed in the reporting in the first paragraph do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SitNews. The Borough sent in a Human Resources Department envelop a registered letter to the City of Ketchikan in which were the keys and the deed to the White Cliff property.