The Ketchikan City Council meets in regular session on Thursday, and will talk about whether to pay for a shuttle to bring people from the Centennial Lot downtown to the Ted Ferry Civic Center during the upcoming Winter Arts Faire.
According to a memo from City Manager Karl Amylon, it’s uncertain whether the Cape Fox Lodge tram will be operational for the popular post-Thanksgiving event, set for Nov. 25-27.
Just in case the tram isn’t working, Amylon recommends paying the borough’s Transit Department $2,500 to provide a shuttle service, which would allow people to park downtown and ride up the steep hill to the civic center.
The parking lot at the city-owned civic center fills up quickly for popular events.
The Council also will vote Thursday on whether to waive rental fees of the civic center for the 2018 Southeast Conference. The fee would normally be between $5,000 and $7,000.
An executive session is planned at the end of Thursday’s meeting for the Council to discuss new information related to the ongoing effort to sell Ketchikan Public Utilities Telecommunications Division.
Thursday’s meeting was rescheduled from its regular day last week because there weren’t enough Council members in town to establish a quorum.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.