Building repairs did not go away after voters said no

The almost-four-decade-old Wrangell Public Safety Building still needs millions of dollars of repairs due to water damage, rot and aging equipment.

The fact that voters defeated a municipal bond issue last month to pay for those repairs doesn’t in any way change the reality: The work is needed, and money is needed to pay for the work.

“This community has to have this, whether they believe it or not,” Assemblymember David Powell said during assembly discussion of possible next steps last week. “We can’t be looking five years down the road at this project again.”

“I don’t think a lot of people r...

 

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