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Promenade, Fight Club on City Council agenda

Completion of the long-planned waterfront promenade and a new agreement with Ketchikan Fight Club are on Thursday’s Ketchikan City Council agenda.

The promenade has been mostly done for a few years, but the final section has been on hold. The state Department of Transportation recently told the city it plans to bid the project this fall, with construction starting in winter or this coming spring.

According to the city, the intention is to have construction done before the 2014 tourist season.

With that in mind, the Council tonight will review a proposed design, and will hear a report from Historic Ketchikan, which was hired by the city to help with design planning on that project.

Also Thursday, the Council will consider a newly negotiated agreement allowing Ketchikan Fight Club to continue using the Ted Ferry Civic Center for its events. The agreement calls for new rules for alcohol sales, including an 11 p.m. cutoff; and blood-borne pathogen training for Fight Club personnel.

The Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.

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