You may want to ride your Halloween candy sugar buzz past October 31, as the Haines Borough is off to a busy start this November. The schedule for the first week of the month is filled with important meetings.
On Tuesday, a special assembly meeting will be held in assembly chambers at 3 p.m. The assembly will consider a resolution calling for a special advisory vote on the Portage Cove Harbor Expansion design. Newly elected assemblyman Tom Morphet drafted the resolution and submitted it to the borough last week.
Later Tuesday, the heliski map committee will meet to review four of the map change proposals submitted by SEABA, and four from Alaska Heliskiing. That meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in assembly chambers.
Following the heliski meeting, at 6:30 p.m. there is meeting to discuss Lutak Dock, identify user needs, and review preliminary design concepts and the project schedule. That meeting is in the library.
The school board meets at the same time Tuesday in school library.
On Wednesday, a committee-of-the-whole meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. in assembly chambers. The assembly will discuss FY18 budget preparations and review bids for the small boat harbor expansion project. The bids will come before the assembly for a possible vote at its Nov. 8 meeting.
On Thursday the heliski map committee will meet again, this time at 5:00 p.m. at the Haines Library.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the Planning Commission will hold a work session to discuss the Haines Coastal Management Plan. They will weigh which parts of the plan remain relevant to possibly adapt into borough code.
All of these meetings are open to the public. More information can be found on the Haines Borough website.