The Ketchikan City Council meets Thursday, and will consider whether to move forward with a $16,500 grant to Women in Safe Homes, the local emergency domestic violence shelter.
WISH was placed on probation by the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault last fall after a site visit and review found violations of some regulations. That probation is expected to last through the end of June.
WISH officials have questioned the reasons behind the probation, and board members told KRBD last week that they plan to attend Thursday’s Council meeting to explain the situation and answer questions.
The Council also will consider four ordinances in second reading that would increase fees for wastewater, water, garbage and electric. If approved, the increases would take effect starting April 1.
Also on the agenda is a second reading of an ordinance related to potential marijuana businesses within city limits. The ordinance gives the City Council review power over marijuana business license applications. It also sets the operating hours for marijuana retail establishments, mirroring the operating hours for bars.
Thursday’s Council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.