The proposed recreation center expansion is back on the Skagway Borough Assembly agenda this week. Residents recently made a pitch to the assembly for a $17 million expansion that includes a four-lane pool.
The assembly will also revisit the idea to seek out a back-up plan for the port. The group discussed putting out a request for proposals for port management if the current lease with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad doesn’t last beyond 2023. At Thursday’s meeting, they’ll address a list of questions the port commission wants the assembly to answer before pursuing an RFP.
A concern raised by a resident at a recent meeting is on the agenda for discussion. Tim Bourcy said the borough should re-examine the level of taxes each service area pays. He said mill rates should be adjusted to align with an increased level of municipal services.
There is also an ordinance on the table that deals with management of the Long Bay property the borough purchased from the Matthews Family last year.
Other items on the agenda include updating code around animal-related violations, a discussion about municipal land sales and consideration of bids for a water well project.
The meeting is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. in assembly chambers.