Haines Assembly meets

    Haines, Alaska (KINY) The Haines Borough Assembly discussed a new marijuana business, the response to the Tsunami warning, and making appointments to the Public Safety Commission Tuesday.

    Mayor Jan Hill had to defend her decision to make appoints to the PSC.  The process had been to allow the Commission itself to make recommendations to the Mayor.

    The Haines Economic Development Council will hold a strategic plan open house on February 5 from 5-7 pm at the library.  The McDowell Group will be in attendance and take comments from the public on how to improve the Haines economy.

    The Assembly did not protest a marijuana cultivation facility at 2618 Chilkat Lake Road that now goes onto the state marijuana control board.

    They approved on first hearing an ordinance that would remove a fine for prohibited camping in parks.

    The Alaska state troopers opted not to reinstate a trooper position in the Haines borough due to the state budget crunch.

    Over 30 volunteers showed up Tuesday to assist the city during the Tsunami warning.  Mayor Hill said she was very impressed with the turnout and how prepared the Borough was for the warning.  "It was a non-event but good practice.  I know we all learned something from this experience."


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