CBJ Assembly: Three ordinances passed in public hearing

    Funding provided for two wastewater projects and Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting Cost Center, Traffic Code amended to be consistent with state law.

    Under public hearing, three ordinances were heard, and all three passed unanimously with minimal discussion.

    One of those ordinances provides $10,000,000 for two wastewater projects – Biosolids Treatment and Disposal and Headworks Improvements.

    According to City Manager Rorie Watt, "$6 million will be partial funding for the biosolids project.  The project will receive an additional $10 million loan from ADEC in the next few months. $4 million will provide funding for the Treatment Plant Headworks Improvement Project."

    $53,100 was approved as additional funding for the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Cost Center.

    "This is a supplemental appropriation to the FY16 airport operating budget for additional expenses in the Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting cost center. The ARFF station responding capabilities must be increased to meet FAA requirements  for the higher frequency of large aircraft used by Alaska Airlines. FY16 airport revenues are projected to be sufficient for this increase in expenses."

    Another ordinance passed amends the Traffic Code by making the code sections relating to driving without a valid license and driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license - as well as any related penalties - identical to state law.

    Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson also dropped by with a report for the Assembly.

    One ordinance up for introduction deals with the temporary 3% sales tax, while another relates to taxation of marijuana.

    Also, under new business, the Assembly is taking a look at a proposed marijuana cultivation facility.

    More from News of the North

    • Sullivan Issues Statement on Shutdown and CHIP Bill

      Senator Dan Sullivan issued a statement after voting in favor of ending the government shutdown and the extension on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

    • Admiralty Island Annexation sees Protest

      Juneau, AK (KINY) - The annexation of Admiralty Island is causing some tension leading up the CBJ Assembly meeting.

    • Taku ferry sale finalized

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) signed papers transferring ownership of the M/V Taku to Jabal Al Lawz Trading Est.

    • Juneau Student Receives Scholarship

      Washington, DC (KINY) The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that high school student Ms. Bianca Violet Eagan will join Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Daniel Sullivan in representing Alaska in the nation’s capital during the 56th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 3 — 10, 2018.

    • Hecla Reports 12.5 Million Ounces of Silver and 232,685 Ounces of Gold Production in 2017

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The company reported silver production of 12.5 million ounces, the second highest behind the record achieved in 2016, and gold production of 232,685 ounces, the third highest in Company history.

    • Governor Walker awards Hecla Greens Creek Mine

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Governor's North Star Awards for International Excellence have recognized Alaskan companies and organizations engaged in successful international business and activities for over 30 years.

    • Chamber of Commerce hosts presentation on Fred Meyer intersection

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities are pleased with the amount of public comments they have received on improvements planned at the Egan Drive, Yandukin Drive, Fred Meyer intersection.

    • Canadian General Counsel visits Juneau

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Brandon Lee, the Consul General of Canada visited Alaska's capital to discuss provisions in U.S. federal spending on a ferry terminal in Prince Rupert Sound that would require the dock construction use only American Steel.

    • Skagway closer to deal with White Pass Railroad

      Skagway, Alaska (KINY) The Skagway Assembly approved a memorandum of understanding with the White Pass Yukon route Railroad to extend their lease, which expires in 2023.

    • Skagway Assembly meets

      Skagway, Alaska (KINY) Housing, the community drug problem, and road improvements were among the items discussed when the Skagway Assembly met January 18.

    • Ketchikan hopes to improve safety for pedestrians

      Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) Concern about crosswalks and the recent death of a 68 year old man struck by a car, highlighted the agenda when the Ketchikan City Council met on January 18.

    • Police solve business burglaries quickly

      Juneau, Alaska (KINY) It didn't take long for Juneau Police to collar an alleged burglar this weekend.

    Crude Oil Price

    Current Conditions