June 6, 2013 | Vol. 111, No. 23

New Police Chief Swihart attends meeting in Juneau

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported that newly hired Petersburg Police Chief, Kelly Swihart, attended a meeting with various Juneau legislators, Southeast Alaska Police Chiefs and the Chief of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service concerning ongoing cooperation, during the regular Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting Monday afternoon.

“He is maintaining a relationship with various organizations to ensure continued support for stopping drug distribution in the post office,” Giesbrecht said. “He will be on the job around the first week in July and is already working for the benefit of Petersburg.”

Petersburg Municipal Power and Light has provided expertise and staff to help Petersburg Fisheries, Inc. take samples from their large transformers to satisfy an insurance request.

Giesbrecht also reported that the Petersburg Harbor staff continues to work with PND engineers on preparations for the North Harbor reconstruction and the Corps of Engineers dredge project. The removal of the old floats should begin Aug. 1

“Summer camp has begun at Parks and Recreation,” Giesbrecht stated. “This program will run for eight weeks and began June 3.”

According to Giesbrecht, the flower baskets will be going up downtown.

“We are working around the construction to avoid getting in the way when utility poles need to be removed,” he stated. “I know we are getting it done a little later, but it will be done.”

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