Petersburg harbor board balks at use of fish tax for police station

police-vehicles-300x225Petersburg’s harbor board is not excited about one part of the borough’s plan to fund a 10 million dollar remodel of the police station and municipal building. Some of the cost of the project could be repaid with raw fish tax revenue that the borough gets from the state and passes on to the harbor department. Board chair Mike Bangs also was not a fan of using that money. “What it amounts to is the people that are going to be paying for this are just commercial fishermen,” Bangs said. “Cause it’s raw fish tax that they paid to the state that’s coming back and that’s what that money’s coming from. It’s not coming from yachts, it’s not coming from boats like the RB, it’s coming strictly from commercial fishermen.” Read the article here 11:01

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