By: Elwood Brehmer
Alaska Journal of Commerce
The traditionally mundane process of updating the fees charged to use the Port of Alaska has turned contentious as city officials search for ways to pay for repairing the ailing docks.
Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey told the Anchorage Assembly’s Enterprise and Utility Oversight Committee Oct. 17 that port managers had come up with four basic options for updating the tariffs levied on the goods and materials that cross the docks at the port.
“Before the year’s end we have to have something in place. That means big decisions have to be made,” Falsey said to Assembly members, noting the current tariff schedule is set to expire Dec. 31.