Assembly removes discount on moorage, and approves first cannabis application


March 23, 2017

The Petersburg Borough assembly unanimously voted to eliminate a prepayment discount on annual moorage rates in an effort to align with a rate study that recommended the borough increase harbor fees by 12 percent.

Harbormaster Glo Wollen told the assembly the harbor department loses between $22,000 to $30,000 a year because of the prepayment discount.

Petersburg has the second highest rates in Southeast Alaska and Wollen said eliminating the discount would cushion an overall rate increase.

“We had a pretty drastic rate increase two years ago and I don’t feel good about going back to...

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