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Juneau Assembly meets Monday night

Posted: November 13, 2011 - 11:12pm  |  Updated: November 14, 2011 - 1:04am

The Assembly will honor local singer Anna Graceman, who recently made it to the finals in the television show “America’s Got Talent,” with a proclamation before settling into heavier municipal business when it meets Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers.

The Assembly faces a decision about whether to accept an appeal of a permit issued by the Planning Commission for two accessory apartments in two single family homes and, if it accepts the appeal, must decide whether to preside over the appeal itself or assign it to a hearing officer. The project is located at 1970 Hughes Way.

Among other agenda items the Assembly will hold a hearing on leasing a fraction of a lot near Fish Quarry for a communications tower that would be rented by the owner, Atlas Tower LLC, to telecommunications firms.

The Assembly will also consider adopting the Juneau Climate Action plan, transferring $2.9 million from a school district maintenance fund toward renovations at Gastineau Elementary and Auke Bay elementary campuses, changing the property declaration cycle for small businesses with less than $80,000 in declarable business property to streamline the paperwork process and consider an ordinance to get $6.3 million in federal funds working toward runway improvements at Juneau International Airport.

The panel will also consider a resolution allowing the city manager to seek a block grant from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development to build temporary housing for women and children making the transition from the AWARE emergency shelter. The project would build six temporary living quarters.

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