The Local Boundary Commission voted 4 to 1 Friday, June 1, that the City of Petersburg petition for borough formation met all standards for incorporation and authorized that a community wide election be held. The election date has yet to be determined, but is expected to be sometime this fall. The election will be conducted by the State of Alaska and will be a mail-in election. In addition to voting for borough formation, the ballot will also consist of candidates for the position of borough assembly members; borough school board members; borough planning commissioners and hospital board members.
“All who are interested are encouraged to put their name in for a position on any one of the board, commission or assembly,” City of Petersburg Mayor, Al Dwyer said.