House Takes Step to Support Wrangell
|Bill would complete land entitlements to City and Borough|
Posted: March 24, 2010
(Juneau) - The Alaska State House today unanimously passed House Bill 273, which would complete the formation of the City and Borough of Wrangell by allocating more land. Representative Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, sponsored the bill.
I live in Wrangell and know the importance of these land selections to the people of Wrangell.
The City and Borough of Wrangell was formed in May 2008. The State bestows a general land grant entitlement to newly-formed boroughs. The original entitlement to CBW was 1,952 acres; HB 273 would increase the total amount to 9,006 acres. The State has an established policy to assist the formation and provide for long-term sustainability in operation of new local governments by furnishing land grants that will address the needs of residents.
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