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City assembly to choose cruise ship dock project plan

Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010

The City Assembly on Monday will consider approval of a design concept for the City and Borough of Juneau cruise ship docks.

There are two alternatives for the docks. One simply replaces the existing structures, and the other would install floating berths offshore of the existing docks.

The Docks and Harbors Board is recommending the assembly approve the floating berth model, as it is viewed as the most cost effective in the long-term.

An ordinance amending the second-hand smoke control code is set for public hearing Monday. The assembly is looking at significantly changing the code so that a non-smoking policy is enforced in a commercial passenger vehicle upon the owner of the vehicle. Currently, the penalty only applies to the person smoking.

Presentation of an ordinance granting funds of $1.7 million for Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development projects will be addressed as well.

The projects include improving school district technology infrastructure and safety upgrades, Melvin Park playground improvements, Capital Park improvements, sewage system major repairs and expansion and Juneau Arts and Culture Center electrical and facility upgrades.

It is expected to be set for public hearing for the following assembly meeting.

Another large project ordinance introduction is for the Juneau International Airport Runway Safety Area Phase 1 improvement project for $2.2 million. It also will likely be set for a public hearing in October.

For a full agenda of the 7 p.m. Monday meeting in the Assembly Chambers, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2eblz3p.

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



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