|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Wrangell Land Entitlement Bill Signed Into Law
|Wilson's HB 273 Completes Land Allocation to City and Borough of Wrangell|
Posted: June 25, 2010
(Wrangell) - Representative Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, today issued the following statement regarding the enactment of House Bill 273, a bill completing the formation of the City and Borough of Wrangell by allocating more state land. The City and Borough of Wrangell was originally formed in May 2008 with a state land grant of 1952 acres. HB 273 increases that amount to 9006 acres, adding 7054 acres to the Borough's grant. The State bestows a general land grant entitlement to newly-formed boroughs, and has an established policy to assist in the formation of, and to provide for the long-term sustainability in operations, new local governments by furnishing land grants that will address the needs of residents. The new allocation includes areas such as Sunny Bay and Deer Island. Wilson says those two areas are important for economic development in the borough, and continues to be used by the Alaska Island Community Services program, the tourism industry, and the CBW community.
These lands can go a long way in supporting our economy and quality of life ...
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