is a borough. The Borough''s Common Council is made up of six Council Members and
a Mayor, elected at large by the community. They are responsible
for modifying the municipal code as needed and establishing
an annual borough budget. The day-to-day operation is the responsibility
of a Borough Manager and their staff, working under direction
of the Council.
Petersburg's 2003 official population
was 3,060. There are an additional 200 people on Mitkof Island
who live outside the Borough limits. For more detailed populations,
social and economic information, visit the State of Alaska's
Community Databases at:
Borough Power comes from both Tyee Lake,
a hydroelectric plant shared with Wrangell, and Crystal Lake,
a small hydroelectric plant on Mitkof Island. Diesel generators
are available for back-up power.
Borough water is obtained from Cabin Creek
Reservoir, eight miles southeast of Petersburg. The Borough provides
water treatment, wastewater treatment, and solid waste collection.
Borough of Petersburg web site:
Plaque on Borough Building
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