Petersburg Pilot -

By Ben Muir 

TIGER Discretionary Grant application opposed by primary Scow Bay hauler


December 14, 2017

The Petersburg Borough recently applied for a federal grant worth about $6.6 million to develop a boat haul out near town, and a man who does business there is retracting his support for the project after reading the application.

John Murgas publicly endorsed the Borough’s application for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant, before reading it. If Petersburg was selected, it would fund nearly all of the project costs around a plan to build a haul out and boat yard at the Scow Bay Turnaround.

The application is a result of the Petersburg...

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