Author: Daniel Fox

Letters to the Editor

Expressing appreciation I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who attended the recent public meeting regarding the proposed solid waste transfer, recycling and composting facility, as well as to all of you who have participated in this process and offered comments as this project has been discussed and developed. As we move forward, I encourage anyone with interest in this project to attend the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) meetings, to ask questions and submit comments. Suggestions, such as including a cold storage building or Quonset hut near the salvage areas allowing people to “shop” and recycle items back into the community, are features of the facility that had not yet been considered and make the project more valuable for everyone. I would also like to take this opportunity to make one correction to a statement I made during the public meeting. I incorrectly presented the projected cost of future repairs to the incinerator at an estimated $10 million. I misunderstood the fact that this figure was considered to be a potential cost if the municipality were to construct an incinerator today, not the cost of repairs. In communicating with Public Works since the meeting and reviewing various price estimates for component renewals and upgrades to the current incinerator, I now have a more accurate price range for future maintenance. Those projected costs being anywhere from $75,000...

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Students vocalize support for pool expansion

Skagway’s next generation of residents took to the microphone at the Feb. 16 Borough Assembly meeting. A bevy of students read letters in support of proposed Recreations Center renovations, including the addition of a pool facility.

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Borough Briefs: Feb. 24

This edition we take a look at the visitor’s bureau’s relocation guide, the Borough Assembly’s animal control and Matthews Creek discussions and more.

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