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Ketchikan officials concerned over Ward Cove private cruise project

By A.M. Johnson


September 21, 2019
Saturday AM

Want to see a community greed opportunity?? You see it with the City of Ketchikan, my home town. Stay tuned as private enterprise provides these new docks and then after all the bitching by the city, they will begin the process of annexing the borough boundary from the current city limits to include not only the Ward Cove area, the new docks, but continue out to include Air Marine Harbor ending at Sunset Drive.

Unfortunately as the annexing of the Shore Line Drive area, those residents pay the high property tax and receive very little in return, save for fire protection, from a distance, like wise will be the new annexation having no direct benefits that would prove a positive as the fire protection is more readily available via those “Volunteer” fire personnel who live in the Ward Cove area.

This objection format is a strawman to the real goal of the City of Ketchikan.

You can thank me later for being correct.

A.M. Johnson
Ketchikan, Alaska

Related News:

Ketchikan mayor, council concerned over Ward Cove project
Alaska Public Media - Sept. 19, 2019





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Received September 20, 2019 - Published September 21, 2019

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