Assembly to hear LAMP update, award Auke Bay Elementary contract

Posted: Monday, February 07, 2011

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly will have two meetings today — the first to hear an update on the Library Archives Museum Project, and the second to attend to regular business, including awarding the construction contract for the Auke Bay Elementary renovation.

At 5:15 p.m., the Assembly will hear an update on LAMP — a massive state project that will combine those functions in a central location, likely in downtown Juneau.

Starting at 7 p.m., public hearings on appropriating about $19,000 in bond interest income to the Capital Improvement Project Main Street Improvements — Second to Seventh; and on appropriating $765,000 for the purchase of equipment for Capital City Fire and Rescue, Eaglecrest Ski Area, and Parks and Recreation out of the Equipment Replacement Reserve fund balance.

The Assembly also will consider a Docks and Harbors request to change the waterfront sales permit. The changes clear up the section dealing with the prohibition of owning more than one permit.

Auke Bay Elementary’s reconstruction project is moving forward. The Assembly will consider bids that have been opened. Base bids came in between $7.6 and $9 million. The city also sought bids for eight optional project elements, which include kitchen equipment, fill, mechanical upgrades, gymnasium upgrades, video surveillance and other categories. Bids including those additives came in between $8.8 million and $10.3 million and the project manager is recommending the Assembly approve the low-bidder — McGraw’s Custom Construction for both the base project and those options.

The comprehensive renovation project will be completed in two phases across two years and the majority of funding is expected to come from the state, while the rest is via a voter-approved bond.

The Assembly also will look at a resolution that removes funds from Eaglecrest.

It will consider taking back $285,910 in Rasmuson Foundation Grant Funding, for the “Alpine Race Training Center” and “Challenge Grant” CIP and $50,000 in Eaglecrest Foundation funds for the “Beginner Chair Lift” CIP.

The Alpine Race Training Center, which was allocated $284,000 in Rasmuson Foundation funds, was not undertaken due to concerns about a successful completion of the project using volunteer labor, which requires a de-appropriation.

For full Assembly agendas on both meetings, which will be held at City Hall in the Assembly Chambers today, go to: http://www.juneau.org/assembly/agendas/ .

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



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