Accolades for Menzies
Malcolm A. Menzies of R&M Engineering Inc.'s Juneau office will be formally inducted into the Surveying Hall of Fame on Feb. 24 at the 39th Annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference in Anchorage. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor awarded by the Alaska surveying and mapping community.
Menzies was also awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Alaska Recreation & Park Association for his efforts to improve the quality and quantity of leisure opportunities in the state.
Menzies has been a registered Alaska land surveyor since 1965, a U.S. mineral surveyor since 1982, and a registered Alaska civil engineer since 1969.
In 1969, he was one of the four founding principals of R&M Engineering and Geological Consultants in Fairbanks, where he worked on a variety of projects throughout the state. From 1970 to 2000, he was the principal engineer and manager of the R&M Engineering Inc.'s Juneau office, where he currently remains a principal engineer and surveyor.
Fishermen's memorial engraving applications
The Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial in Juneau is accepting applications for engraving names of commercial fishermen on the memorial. The memorial, which lists the names of 128 fishermen, is next to Taku Fisheries and has been there since the early 1990s.
Applications and full payment are due by April 15. The names will be engraved on the memorial just before this year's blessing of the fleet and dedication of names, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. For more information, contact Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch at 463-5566.
Free fares return for those with disabilities
Capital Transit announces the return to free fares for persons with disabilities
Capital Transit once again allows persons using the VIP Bus Pass free use of the bus. Persons who have a valid VIP Bus Pass may simply show it to the driver and board free. For the past six months, these persons, along with elderly persons were required to purchase a discounted monthly bus pass as a result of actions taken to increase revenues to the Capital Transit bus system for the current fiscal year. The Juneau Assembly in December approved a return to the free use of the buses by elderly persons using the Senior Citizen's Sales Tax Exemption Card and by low-income persons with disabilities. Seniors were allowed to use their Tax Exemption Cards beginning in January. The return of the VIP Bus Pass Program will meet the intent of the Assembly and provide a program that best meets the needs of low-income persons with disabilities.