At a meeting Thursday, the Skagway Borough Assembly might decide who to appoint to a vacant assembly seat. Assemblyman Dan Henry resigned his seat at the last meeting, following his conviction and prison sentence on federal tax charges.

Mayor Mark Schaefer will nominate someone for the spot, and the assembly has the power to approve or deny his recommendation. Schaefer has not indicated who he plans to nominate.

Also on the agenda, the assembly will receive an update from the port consultant steering committee, which is made up of two assemblymen and two port commissioners. The group met to refine the scope of work for port consultant Moffat & Nichol.

Also in port business, Gateway Project consultant Chad Gubala will give the assembly an update on permitting for the now-stalled waterfront improvement project.

Skagway’s borough lobbyist contract is up for renewal. Lobbyist John Walsh is asking for a two-year contract extension at a cost of about $47,000 annually.

The assembly will also consider whether to cancel or postpone its Nov. 17 meeting, because several borough staff members will be out of town for conferences.

Thursday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Skagway Assembly chambers.