Wrangell needs more than deepwater dock
September 7, 2022
The port commission last week declined to recommend that the borough lease a portion of its newly purchased property at the former 6-Mile sawmill site for use as a scrap metal recycling yard. It was nothing against the recycling business — Channel Construction, out of Juneau — which previously used the property under its previous owner as a staging area for scrap metal collection.
Rather, port commissioners said they need more information before making a decision: The length of the lease, the terms and, perhaps most importantly, how it would fit into the borough’s long-term plan for t...