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Boro to discuss skatepark, downtown restroom

Donations to help move a planned skatepark forward, and plans for a new public restroom downtown are on Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agenda.

The Assembly will consider a $150,000 grant plus donation of land for the skatepark, which Ketchikan Youth Initiatives hopes to build at the corner of Park Avenue and Schoenbar Road.

The proposed restroom is to be installed at Thomas Basin next to the Salvation Army, and the City of Ketchikan has agreed to provide utilities and janitorial services. The Assembly will consider a motion Monday to purchase a modular restroom unit from the City of Portland for about $105,000, using cruise ship passenger head-tax funds.

Monday’s Assembly meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.

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