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Council approves Raven's Roost trail head and Wastewater office


After years of planning and negotiating, the Raven's Roost trail will soon have a new trail head. The Petersburg City Council on Tuesday voted to approve of an easement to connect the U.S. Forest Service’s Raven’s Roost Trail with a location near Sandy Beach Park.

The proposed access to the trail will be located behind the dog shelter. The new trail head will not interfere with the dog shelter.

“This has been going on for years,” said Planning Director Leo Luczak. But the U.S. Forest Service has secured the funds from the state and Alaska Mental Health, all the project needed to proceed was approval from the city for two small easement areas.

The one dissenter to the vote was Councilman Don Koenigs, who asked for an exact dollar amount of the property's value. “The Forest Service needs to do an appraisal [of the property's value],” Koenigs said.

The proposal was approved by majority vote.

The City Council unanimously voted to accept a short-term contract of $14,080 allowing Tee Harbor Construction to provide on-site library construction administration, and to review and familiarize the plans and specifications for the new library.

The council members also unanimously passed a proposal by West Construction for $83,280 for the construction of a new Wastewater facility office.


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