Assembly to consider memorial, CIP transfers

Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011

The City and Borough of Juneau will consider accepting the acquisition of the Archie Van Winkle Memorial at Monday's meeting.

Van Winkle served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War and is the only Alaskan to have received the Medal of Honor. Van Winkle passed away in 1986, and his memorial was dedicated in 1997. Archie Van Winkle Memorial, Inc., wants to have the city take over the maintenance and care of the memorial, as well as remaining funds of $1,500 to be used on upkeep. Docks and Harbors and the Lands Committee have given approval to the transfer.

In other business, the Assembly will look at approving the closure of 17 Capital Improvement Project fund balances for a total of about $1.1 million. Those remaining dollars will go into nine remaining CIP's.

The Assembly also will be asked to express support and intent for projects to be submitted for the Alaska State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities improvement plan. Items suggested currently include: Glacier Highway pedestrian improvements, North Douglas pedestrian and bicycle improvements, North Aurora Harbor vehicle and pedestrian access improvements, harbor area intersection improvements along Egan Drive, a 50 percent match for governor’s house area roads including Distin Avenue, West Eighth Street and Indian Street, and a 9 percent match for Under Thunder Trail, Treadwell Ditch Trail, Capital Transit downtown circulator, expanded operations facility for Capital Transit, Mendenhall Valley Transit Center and Lemon Creek Pedestrian Bridge.

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