By ELISE GIORDANO
A required Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act hearing for the Port of Skagway bond was held during the April 16 Borough Assembly meeting.
Those in attendance were given the opportunity to speak on the $5 million bond, which Borough Manager Scott Hahn said was authorized by voters a number of years ago.
The money will go toward the Gateway Project.
Mavis Henricksen said she was in favor of the bond, but questioned how much more money will be needed, as this is only phase one of the project.
Henricksen said the public safety facility should be put on hold.
“I think that the general public will be a little scared of the city getting too far in debt, and the public safety building is several million dollars,” she said. “I just think you better cool it on spending money.”
Though she recommended they watch their spending, Henricksen agreed that Skagway’s waterfront economy needed to be developed.
Mayor Mark Schaefer said her comments would be considered when they work on the budget.