Borough receives patent on Zarembo land, part of 9,000 acres selected from state
March 16, 2022
A process that has dragged on for years for the borough to receive full ownership of about 9,000 acres of state land has reached another step.
The borough, which has already received the patent for its state lands selection of 2,000 acres on Zarembo Island, Zoning Administrator Carol Rushmore said March 7, has received from the state “survey status” of all the other entitlement parcels. Only the 2,500-acre Sunny Bay parcel south of Deer Island has been surveyed by the Department of Natural Resources.
Final transfer of the lands from the state to the borough cannot occur until the parce...
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