Assembly adopts $300 fine for illegal tree cutting


January 18, 2024

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly on Jan. 9 unanimously adopted an ordinance to institute a $300 fine for illegally cutting down trees on borough land.

No one from the public spoke on the ordinance at the public hearing held before the assembly vote.

In addition to the ordinance setting the amount of the fine, the assembly also unanimously approved an ordinance adding trespass to the borough code, which prohibits “cutting down, injury or removal of trees or timber from borough property without written permission.”

Borough officials drafted the ordinances to counter people drivi...

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