By Shannon Haugland
Sitka Sentinel 

Sitka will vote on spending $8 million to build boat haul-out


August 3, 2022

A proposal to build a boat haul-out facility in Sitka with the money the city received from selling its community hospital property will be on the Oct. 4 city election ballot.

On a 6-0 vote July 26, the assembly gave final approval to an ordinance on the ballot question. If passed by the voters, up to $8.18 million from the 2021 sale of the hospital building and property to SEARHC would go toward construction of a haul-out and boatyard at the Gary Paxton Industrial Park.

Sitka has not had a boat haul-out — an important piece of infrastructure in a fishing community — since Halibut Point...

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