By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough purchase of old mill property delayed by lien against owner


Closing on the borough’s $2.6 million purchase of the 39-acre former sawmill property at 6 Mile has been delayed until June 20, Borough Manager Jeff Good said June 1, the day the sale was supposed to close.

The sale is delayed until the seller can resolve a contractor lien on the property.

William “Shorty” Tonsgard Jr., owner of Channel Construction, a scrap metal collection company that runs a barge south for disposal or recycling, on March 18 filed a $701,654 lien against Kelso, Washington-based DB AK Enterprises, owned by Betty Buhler, who is selling the property to the borough.


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