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Borough approves gym floor refinish, centennial sculpture and park expansion


Suzanne Ashe

Petersburg High School student PK Bunyi was given a certificate of recognition on Monday by Acting Mayor Sue Flint and the rest of the Assembly. Bunyi worked to create a program for a carving router that would depict the Borough's new boat logo. The plaque is on permanent display in Assembly Chambers. “It took a long time to try to turn the logo into a bit map so the program could turn it into a tool path, maybe a quarter of the school year. We gave up on the program, and got a new one, it took literally a few minutes [to carve],” said 17-year-old Bunyi, who is heading into his senior year this fall. “PK made the sign in shop class using new design equipment furnished by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service,” Flint said. “This coming school year the shop class will be making several non-wood signs for the Borough and Forest Service using the new equipment. The Borough paid for the yellow cedar used for the sign and made a donation to the shop class.”

The Borough Assembly voted to award the gymnasium floor refinishing contract to Alaskan Industries based on a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Dept.

Alaskan Industries is the company that has worked on the floor for the last 15 years, said Parks and Recreation Director Donn Hayes.

The cost for the floor refinishing will be $32,400, or $35,900 with the Petersburg branded logo installed in the middle of the gymnasium floor. Part of the funding, $13,000, has been provided by a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation.

The vote was 5 to 1, with Assemblywoman Cindi Lagoudakis voting no....

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