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Cold Storage
by Don Hoff Jr.


February 06, 2005

Referencing the Jan. 17, 2005, meeting of the Borough Assembly in Ketchikan, Alaska... the public is being conned again with the consideration of the transfer if 4.13 acres of land at Ward Cove, Alaska to the Ketchikan Cold Storage Association.

If this KCSA wants to build a cold storage in Ketchikan, they should come up with their own money for the project. Governor Frank Murkowski got suckered and appropriated state funds to this non-profit organization and he is putting pressure on the Borough Assembly to match for grant funding.

This is an effort to get something for free with none of the risks. Eventually the users and fisherman will be paying twice for storage by paying for the facilities and storage fees for their products waiting for market.

If the Ketchikan Cold Storage Association wants a cold storage in the Ketchikan area, then you folks need to come up with $7.35 million dollars for the building and land with your own money. Quit trying to leech off our taxpayers' dollars.

In closing, if the Borough Assembly members want to show their electors how stupid they are... by all means give away your constituencies' land, plus throw in taxpayers money for free into this cold storage project. Vote no to this cold storage project. This is my own opinion.

Don Hoff Jr.
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