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Sitka to consider condemning building due to landslide risk


SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The Sitka city administrator is seeking condemnation of an administration building at risk from landslides and the cancellation of property leases there.

A landslide hit the building at the Gary Paxton Industrial Park on Aug. 18, when

three Sitka residents were killed in another landslide that also caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.

“There’s 500 cubic

yards still sitting up there with a high risk of coming down,’’ City Administrator Mark Gorman told the industrial park’s board of directors Wednesday in informing them he would recom...

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