Borough looks to impose $300 fine for illegal tree cutting

People have been driving out the Spur Road and illegally cutting down trees on borough land and hauling away the logs, likely for firewood, Wrangell Police Chief Tom Radke said.

In a move to combat the theft and damage to public property, the borough assembly will hold a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, on a proposed ordinance that would institute a $300 fine for illegally cutting down trees on borough land.

The ordinance would add a new section to municipal code, defining trespass to include “the cutting down, injury or removal of trees or timber from borough property without wr...


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