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Assembly looks to advance Benchlands sale

This story has been corrected to reflect the fact that the sale is not scheduled to be finalized, but rather advanced, at Tuesday’s meeting.

A relatively light agenda awaits the Sitka Assembly at its regular meeting Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean it’s minor. Among the five items on the agenda is the sale of some Benchlands property to a local developer.

The city plans to sell four parcels along Kramer Avenue to Sound Development LLC. The parcels would each be sold for more than $344,000.

This latest vote comes after a long debate on the issue at the Assembly’s Aug. 13 meeting. The Tuesday vote is on first reading, which means the measure will have another hearing before becoming official.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday inside Harrigan Centennial Hall. Raven Radio will provide live coverage.

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