On Thursday, the Skagway Borough Assembly will hold its first reading of an ordinance to put a senior center bond question on the October ballot.
The up to $7 million bond would fund construction of a senior center and housing facility that proponents say is needed to better serve the town’s aging population. A property tax increase may be implemented to pay for the bond.
The assembly will also hold a first reading on an ordinance prohibiting parking within 20 feet of any street intersection.
There is a discussion set for a letter to bus companies regarding ‘numerous reports’ of large tour buses driving unsafely. The letter asks for companies to address road safety with drivers.
Mayor Mark Schaefer requested the assembly discuss issues related to graffiti in Skagway. A recent graffiti incident at Smuggler’s Cove was publicized by the Skagway Police on Facebook.
The assembly will hear an update on the August 8 meeting between the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and ore terminal stakeholders, including the municipality.
The DEC meeting will also be discussed behind closed doors. An executive session is scheduled with the borough attorney.
The meeting convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday in assembly chambers.