AK Mental Health Trust offers parcels across SE

Petersburg, Sitka and Ketchikan on list of 75 to 100 lots for sale

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Alaska Mental Health Trust is putting up nearly 100 lots for sale in Southeast Alaska.

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The trust wants to sell 75 to 100 subdivision parcels in or near Petersburg, Sitka, Ketchikan, Thorne Bay, Wasilla, Kenai River, Kachemak Bay, Delta Junction, Tok, Nenana, Circle and Fairbanks, Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Executive Director Marty Rutherford said.

"The list is for competitive sale to private individuals," resource manager Doug Campbell said. "Many people put up cabins, or houses, in community residential areas."

Existing subdivision parcels and several new developed subdivision lots would be sold to the highest bidder at a sealed auction of various Southcentral, Southeast and Interior locations. The parcels range from 1 to 10 acres.

"Trust ownership provides funds for mental health programs," said Steve Gilbertson, lands and resources manager for the city. "The sales create money for their programs."

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority administers the Mental Health Trust. The group assists those who experience mental illness, mental retardation, chronic alcoholism with psychosis, Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.



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