By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Mayor says borough wants to work with private businesses to develop mill property


The borough is not looking to inhibit private development or evict business owners with its pending purchase of the former sawmill property at 6.5 Mile, no matter the rumors on Facebook, Mayor Steve Prysunka said.

The property owner accepted the borough’s offer of about $2.5 million for the 39 acres, with closing on the sale expected June 1.

More than 50 replies and comments were added to a Facebook posting last month, questioning whether the borough would kick Channel Construction off the property. The Juneau-based company periodically collects scrap metal, including vehicles, at the sit...

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