House depositing human waste into Wrangell Narrows could get order to vacate


August 17, 2023

Photo courtesy of Petersburg Borough

Search warrant inspection revealed an improper outfall pipe running from a nonfunctional septic tank down onto the beach along Wrangell Narrows.

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted during its Aug. 7 meeting to schedule a non-compliance hearing to consider issuing an order to vacate 410 Mitkof Highway until it is legally connected to the borough sanitary sewer system.

Borough Building Official Ray Wesebaum and Utility Director Karl Hagerman requested the hearing after the building owner, Courtney Johnson, failed to repair the building by hooking it up to the sewer system.

According to their report to the assembly, the property was inspected under the authority of an administrative search warrant on June 7, 2023.

The inspection foun...

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