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Assembly to discuss vehicle access to Steamship Dock

Posted: June 5, 2011 - 8:44pm  |  Updated: June 5, 2011 - 8:47pm

Discussion of vehicle access to the Steamship Dock is the first topic for the The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday.

In a memo to the Assembly from Port Director John Stone, he said that there was a concern raised that the city had approved a vehicle access road in Marine Park by approving the 16B cruise ship dock replacement plan.

Stone said vehicles are not allowed in Marine Park and that there is no intention to change how it works.

Any vehicles that get to use the wooden docks are allowed by express consent of Docks and Harbors and must be ship related. This procedure is in the department’s security plan.

As far as the Steamship Dock, the only vehicles allowed to access that regularly are delivery vehicles — about the size of panel vans. Stone said those arrive an average of twice a week and take about a half hour to unload. Stone said the controlled access lane was added in 2002 for limited delivery purposes.

In other business, the Assembly will take action on a Bartlett Regional Hospital request for $3.2 million of its own reserve funds to balance fiscal year 2011 operations. The hospital incurred higher personnel costs due to a 3.2 percent increase in patient days and higher than expected revenue reductions for bad debts and write-offs.

The Assembly also is slated to take action on several significantly smaller transfers of funds for projects like the Juneau international Airport.

The Assembly meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

It meets at 6:30 p.m. as the Committee of the Whole to hear an Aquatics Facilities Advisory Board quarterly report.

For a full agenda see http://bit.ly/jtOfug.

• Contact reporter Sarah Day at 523-2279 or at sarah.day@juneauempire.com.

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