Assembly members approved a draft request for proposal for a port consultant on July 21.

The RFP requests consultation for near-term development and remediation goals, and as well as possible consultation for long-term port development and management.

The original draft stated that the selected firm would be required to engage with the current lessee, sublessees, subtenants, operators and licensees in the port to identify wants, needs and desires in both the long and short term.

Assemblyman Steve Burnham Jr. suggested the deliverables not be limited to current users, but be open to potential future users as well.

The RFP also requires the firm to engage and inform the public throughout the process by means of a monthly report to the assembly.

Assembly members approved the RFP with suggested changes. Skagway Borough Manager Scott Hahn said it would be issued by the end of the week.