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Land committee wants to increase borough owned acres


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg Land Selection Committee members Dave Kensinger (clockwise left to right), Rick Braun, Mike Bangs, Liz Cabrera, Ronn Buschmann and Sam Bunge, discuss the rationale and benefits of various pieces of property during their meeting on Tuesday.

The Petersburg Land Selection Committee reviewed their preliminary land selections this week and added rationale to justify borough ownership of the land.

The committee has identified over 1,300 acres available to the borough through the general land grant entitlement. The addition of rationale for selecting acres will greatly help the process and comply with the intent of the land entitlement program, according to Liz Cabrera, Borough Planning Director.

"I think it's hard to say 'we want land because we want land,'" Cabrera said. "The reason you get the land is for the development of a mu...

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