By Ben Muir 

Five initiatives on the October ballot so far


The ballot in October has five initiatives for Petersburg residents to vote on so far, including an amendment to the Charter, a tax break for

business owners, off-road vehicles on public roads, a ban of fluoride and the development of the Scow Bay fishing yard.

The change to the Petersburg Charter would allow the City of Kupreanof its own dock within the Petersburg Borough. All the docks on the island are owned by the state of Alaska, currently. But Kupreanof has passed ordinances that would allow it to maintain a dock. Now the Charter must be changed, which is up to the voters, said Bo...

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