Port commission not ready to recommend scrapyard lease at 6-Mile
September 7, 2022
Last Thursday, the port commission unanimously voted down a motion that would have recommended the borough lease a portion of the 6-Mile mill property to Channel Construction.
Commissioners said they need more information before forwarding a recommendation.
Juneau-based Channel Construction, which is owned by William “Shorty” Tonsgard Jr., requested to lease a parcel of waterfront property at the former sawmill site for scrap metal recycling. According to its application, the company seeks to establish a “prominent recycling yard” at the location, which would process scrap metal fr...