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Airport parking charges ready to start Jan. 1

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets in regular session on Monday, and will hold a public hearing on an ordinance establishing metered parking at the Revilla-side airport parking lot.

The new system is expected to be implemented at the start of the year, with charges of $1 per day for parking. The lot has been free, as long as cars are moved before exceeding a 10-day limit.

The ordinance also will allow monthly parking passes, which could be useful for airport employees.

Also on Monday’s agenda is a resolution supporting state funding assistance for the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, and an agreement with the Ketchikan Humane Society.

The agreement allows the Humane Society to take adoptable animals from the borough-operated shelter that might otherwise be euthanized. It also allows the Humane Society to take animals with a bite history, but are good candidates for rehabilitation. The Humane Society would not have to pay adoption fees for the animals it takes from the shelter, but then would be responsible for spaying or neutering the animals.

The Humane Society Board of Directors has approved the agreement, and borough staff has recommended that the Assembly approve it, as well.

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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