Category: Borough

Skagway comp plan stresses need for more housing

By Larry Persily Skagway will need at least 150 new housing units by 2030 if the community wants to attract young adults and families as year-round residents while also accommodating its growing population of school-age children...

Borough works to make clear tax applies to online sales

By Larry Persily While the borough assembly considers an ordinance to clarify the taxable status of online sales delivered to Skagway shoppers, it remains “on a wait-and-see approach,” the mayor said, whether to join a statewide...

Borough seeks legal review of WP&YR lease

By Larry Persily The municipality wants to be “extra cautious” in responding to a letter from White Pass & Yukon Route attorneys that asserts the borough must negotiate to renew the company’s long-term waterfront lease when...

Proposed code revision defines yurts for permanent housing

By Aly De Angelus The Planning and Zoning Commission is considering a change to borough law to clarify that people can use a yurt as a permanent, single-family dwelling as long as it meets all building standards in municipal...

Legislators have not given up on Ocean Rangers

By Larry Persily Skagway’s legislators are waiting for the Gov. Mike Dunleavy administration to unveil its alternative to the Ocean Rangers onboard cruise ship pollution monitor program, which the governor vetoed out this year’s...

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