Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for October 9th.
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The remnants of Hurricane Oho will bring high winds and heavy rains to southern and central Southeast Alaska on Friday.
Ketchikan lost a leading citizen on Sunday. George Lybrand remained active in the community until just a few weeks before his death, even putting his name in for local elected office.
The 211 absentee, 147 questioned and six special-needs ballots didn’t change the overall results of the election, although they did finalize a close race for Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.
While local elections took place in Ketchikan Tuesday, nearby Metlakatla held its primary election. Four-hundred-eighty-seven Metlakatla voters went to the polls, and 134 voted absentee.
The race for two Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly seats wasn’t quite resolved at the end of Election Day on Tuesday.
City Mayor Lew Williams III and Council Member Bob Sivertsen both won their bids for re-election. Janalee Gage is the apparent winner of the second open three-year City Council seat.
Ketchikan’s Marijuana Advisory Committee agreed last week to recommend draft ordinances regulating commercial marijuana activity within the borough.
The ordinance officially recognizes cash, in-kind and on-behalf contributions to the school district. Some of the details that caused concern among school district officials include how much the district is charged for shared facilities, such as athletic fields and the borough pool.
Lybrand, a World War II veteran, founded Southeast Engineering in Ketchikan in 1982. He first entered local politics in 1987, when he won a seat on the Ketchikan City Council. He served four years on that body, as well as a couple terms on the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly.