Five decades after a Mandatory Act saw the creation of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, 18 per cent of the lands promised to the Borough are still unclaimed.
From an original promise of 155,780 acres, 28,000 are still to be selected, a process current Borough Mayor Mike Navarre hopes to see completed during his term.
Land Management Officer Marcus Mueller described the types of land which the Borough would like to acquire…
Mueller: “Lands that are useful of course, for municipal purposes. Local governments, schools, fire stations, solid waste, and those sorts of functions, as well as lands that are appropriate for community expansion, for settlement, which may include lands that would be for sale in the future for private use.”