The borough and Niblack Mine developers have hammered out an agreement for Niblack to potentially use the former Seley mill on Gravina Island to process ore from the planned mine.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will consider approving that agreement at its regular meeting Monday.
According to the agenda statement, the proposed Niblack Mine on Prince of Wales Island might not ever be fully developed. The agreement would simply establish the groundwork for using the Gravina site. It also would allow Niblack representatives to inspect the site to determine whether it would suit their needs.
Also on Monday, the Assembly will vote on a second reading of an ordinance that would put a $5.5-million school bond proposition on the October 2nd municipal ballot.
If approved, the bonds would help pay for capital improvement projects at various Ketchikan School District facilities. The district is working with the state Department of Education and Early Development to see how many of those projects qualify for a 70-percent reimbursement grant.
Monday’s Assembly meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Assembly chambers at the White Cliff building. Time for public comment is at the beginning of the meeting.