October 18, 2012 | Vol. 110, No. 42

City Manager says, forward questions to Election Division

City official continue to handle questions regarding the borough election issues. These issues are being forwarded to the two State agencies involved in the election, the Election Division and Alaska Public Officials Office, APOC.

“The State is running this election,” Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht said. “We can answer some of the less confusing issues, but most of the questions need to be taken to the election officials.”

The Borough Promotion Committee will hold its first official meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

“We will be going over ideas of what the message should be,” Giesbrecht said.

The Harbor Advisory Board will hold a work session with the Petersburg City Council at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 to discuss funding for Harbor operations.

“Due to the election results of the Reid Marine property and the sales tax cap increase funding for harbor operations are in question,” Giesbrecht said. “We will have to work through some of the issues of how to go forward with the harbor.”

Petersburg Municipal Power and Light is currently making sure all of the street lights are working prior to trick or treat night.

“If anyone sees a street light that isn’t working please bring it to the attention of Power and Light,” Giesbrecht said. “We want to make sure they are all in working order for the kids.”

Giesbrecht explained that the Petersburg Road Improvement project is still ongoing and will have a web cam up in the near future.

“Everywhere you see work being done, will be completely finished before the workers leave for the winter,” Giesbrecht stated.

According to Giesbrecht, the logs for the Sandy Beach Shelter have arrived in Petersburg and are being prepped for winter.

“We will begin the remodel in the spring,” Giesbrecht said. “Water lines are being run to the bathroom at Sandy Beach so work on this facility can be done during this winter.”

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