Borough assembly and Mental Health Trust discuss stalemate over proposed South Mitkof Subdivision


Olivia Rose / Petersburg Pilot

Hailing from out of town, representatives from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (left) and Alaska Department of Natural Resources (right) turn in their seats to listen to borough representatives during introductions at the work session with the Petersburg Borough Assembly in the Assembly Chambers on March 4. From left to right: Jeff Green, Chandler Long, Amy Orange-Posma, Kris Hess.

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) and State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) met with the Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday night for a work session to discuss platting and plans for a large subdivision project created and proposed by the TLO to the borough last fall.

According to the TLO, the South Mitkof Subdivision proposes to subdivide approximately 500 acres of Trust land into 100 lots -each averaging 5-7 acres in size- accessed via public access and utility easements from 10 intersection points along the Mitkof Highway between mileposts 11 to 14.

On Sept. 5, the TLO...

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