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Let's make use of the veneer mill scrap logs
By Margaret Cloud


April 07, 2008

There are some large piles of logs at the veneer mill that are not usable for veneer. Some of these logs have already been sold or given away for fire wood. This wood is really the community's wood as it is our money that has been used for years at the site.

I recommend that volunteer work crews be allowed to saw the logs into stove lengths and then split for use by local people who heat with wood. I am sure that we can find enough people with chainsaws and wood splitters to make this happen. The fire wood would be provided to locals free of charge - perhaps one cord per family.

Ultimately the alternative will be for the borough to hire someone to clean the logs from the site. By creating fire wood for the community the borough will save money and help community members stay warm. It would be a win-win situation.

Margaret Cloud
Ketchikan, AK

Received April 05, 2008 - Published April 07, 2008


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