Assembly members appropriated the final $7.4 million of an $18.7 million Auke Bay Elementary School renovation project Monday.
The renovation project was approved by voters in the 2010 municipal election along with a $1.4 million project to update the school’s heating system. Assembly members also unanimously appropriated the final $700,000 of that project at the regular meeting.
The $1.4 million heating project funds a new ground-source heating pump for the school, and the larger project covers renovations to improve the school’s entryway, classrooms, music program, library and administrative space, among other things.
“It’s a major renovation and very much needed — that’s why voters approved it,” Assembly Member Jesse Kiehl said.
The project also qualifies for a 70 percent state reimbursement.
Assembly members also moved through approving several other appropriations ranging from $433.50 to nearly $4.8 million. Those projects are:
• $4.79 million to fund the City and Borough of Juneau’s 2013 public employee retirement system contribution.
• $586,600 as a partial funding for the Statter Harbor new haul-out ramp and float.
• $67,000 for the remodel of the Zach Gordon Youth Center kitchen.
• $19,018 for the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
• $20,000 for the purchase and installation of an aquatic climbing wall at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.
• $290,000 for facility plan updates to the Juneau-Douglas and Mendenhall wastewater treatment plants.
• $45,858 as additional funding for the state Homeland Security program.
• $433.05 for the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
• $1.2 million for the Juneau International Airport design runway rehabilitation capital improvement project.
• $726,562 for the Juneau International Airport master plan study capital improvement project.