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Over the next three years, Unalaska’s library is scheduled to undergo a major expansion.

City officials released a timeline for the renovation last month, after architects finished the preliminary design.

They plan to hire an engineer next winter to finalize the blueprints and then pick a construction company by early 2020.

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What are Unalaska’s rules for posting campaign related signs around town? That was City Councilor Shari Coleman’s question and it sparked a heated discussion at last night’s council meeting.

“Should we allow signs on campaign signs to be displayed on city property?" Coleman wondered. "If so, let’s have something in writing as to how they should be placed.”

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Unalaska’s mayoral recall election brought 530 voters to the polls.

City Clerk Marjie Veeder made the announcement Friday, after election officials canvassed absentee and questioned ballots.

"That’s about 27 percent of registered voters," said Veeder. "About what we expected, I think."

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City officials have released the final results of Unalaska’s mayoral recall election after canvassing absentee and questioned ballots.

The official data confirms that Tuesday’s recall failed, with about 62 percent of voters supporting Mayor Frank Kelty.

The City Council is expected to certify the election results Tuesday night.

Shall Frank Kelty be recalled from the office of mayor?

  • Yes: 204 votes (38.5%)
  • No: 326 votes (61.5%)

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Unalaska’s mayor has survived a recall effort that accused him of misconduct and poor leadership.

According to initial election results, 62 percent of voters supported Mayor Frank Kelty, who was waiting at City Hall when the polls closed Tuesday night.

"I was concerned that it would be pretty tight and maybe come down to the absentees," said Kelty. "But it didn’t, and I want to thank the community for their support."

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