By Ben Muir 

Assembly approves electrical reorganization


Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

From left: Assembly members Eric Castro, Nancy Strand, Jeigh Stanton Gregor, Mayor Mark Jensen and Brandi Marohl at the assembly meeting on Monday.

The Petersburg assembly again approved restructuring leadership of two departments in the borough, introducing the ending to a contentious debate since last spring on who should head the electric utility.

The assembly chambers in Petersburg on Monday was full, mostly with people in the electrical field waiting to testify against a plan to have the public works director assume leadership of the power and light department.

The plan was approved 4-3 in its second reading after eight audience members spoke against it, and four letters were read aloud, each not in favor as well.

The restructu...

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