ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
Monday, October 29, 2007, 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building
Regular Meeting No. 2007-27

I. FLAG SALUTE

II. ROLL CALL

III. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. Special Olympian Recognition – Whitney Eugene Davis
B. Employee Recognition – Aleeza St. Clair
C. DOTPF – Sunny Point Project Update

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. October 13, 2007 – Assembly Retreat
B. October 15, 2007 – Regular Assembly Meeting 2007-26

V. MANAGER’S REQUEST FOR AGENDA CHANGES

VI. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS.
(Not to exceed a total of 20 minutes nor more than 5 minutes for any individual).

VII. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Public Requests for Consent Agenda Changes, Other Than Ordinances for Introduction

B. Assembly Requests for Consent Agenda Changes

C. Assembly Action

1. Ordinances for Introduction

a. Ordinance 2007-59
An Ordinance Amending The Building Code Provisions Regarding Sprinkler Protection
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This ordinance would affect new construction on buildings borough-wide and was originally introduced to the Assembly by the Public Works Facility Committee as Ordinance 2007-29. The Assembly sent 2007-29 back to committee for modification.

At the direction of the Assembly, the ordinance language was extensively modified, reviewed by the Code Adoption Committee, the Law Department, and the Public Works and Facilities Committee.

The new language modifies the existing code, reducing the maximum height of buildings from 45 feet to 35 feet before sprinkler systems are required; reduces the threshold area of buildings that are of more combustible construction before sprinkler systems are required; increases the threshold area of more fire resistive buildings before sprinkler systems are required; and, finally, provides several options for fire walls, fire resistive party walls, and fire resistive passageways, that can be used in lieu of sprinkler systems.

This ordinance would bring new construction more in line with the fire department’s capabilities to combat fires in buildings of this size.

I recommend this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular meeting.

2. Resolutions

a. Resolution 2426
A Resolution Authorizing The Manager To Accept A Partial Donation Of Land Consisting Of A 7.84 Acre Fraction of US Survey 667, Located in white Subdivision, Juneau, Alaska
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This resolution would accept a partial land donation of the Parker Property, identified as USS 667.

The fair market value for the 8-acre property has been determined to be $137,000. Approval of Ordinance 2007-21(U), scheduled for public hearing tonight, would fund $40,000 for acquisition. The difference of $97,000 is proposed as a donation to CBJ and may be accepted only upon approval of the Assembly by resolution.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

3. Transfers

a. Transfer T-865
Transferring $15,000 From Wastewater Utility Funds From The Juneau Douglas Treatment Plant Clarifier and Building Repairs Capital Improvement Project (CIP) To The Sunny Point Overpass Utility Improvement Project.

Impact Budget Action

This request would authorize the transfer of $15,000 in Wastewater Utility funds from the JDTP Clarifier & Building Repairs CIP to the Sunny Point Overpass Utility Improvement project. This transfer will supplement the budget for sewer collection system improvements being constructed by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities as part of its Sunny Point Overpass project. The sewer utility improvements involve the installation of a new pressure main
under Egan Drive to serve Sunny Point, and the relocation of a portion of the sewer system outside the new overpass road prism to improve utility access for maintenance and repairs.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee, at its October 22, 2007 meeting, recommended this transfer be approved.

I recommend this transfer be approved by the Assembly.

4. Bid Awards

a. Docks and Harbors – 32-Foot Landing Craft

This project involves the fabrication and delivery of a new, fully operational 32-foot-long landing craft vessel to the Docks and Harbors Department. This multi-functional vessel will be used by the Docks and Harbors Department to comply with U.S. Coast Guard security requirements applicable to the cruise ship docks, and for general harbor operations, speed limit enforcement, and emergency response activities.

Two bids were received. One bidder was deemed non-responsive because the firm did not meet the work experience requirements of the bid specification. The Docks and Harbors Board reviewed the bids at its July 26, 2007 meeting and recommended the Assembly award the bid to William E. Munson Company in the amount of $186,755. The project will be funded with a port security grant in the amount of $140,066.25 and $46,688.75 by the Port Enterprise Fund.

I recommend this bid be awarded to William E. Munson Company in the amount of $188,755.

VIII. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Ordinance 2007-60
An Ordinance Creating Local Improvement District No. 95 Consisting Of A Sanitary Sewer System Along Portions Of North Douglas Highway.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

LID Roll

This ordinance creates Local Improvement District (LID) No. 95 for the purpose of providing sewer services to the properties within the areas of North Douglas, as shown on the attached map. The proposed assessment to be borne by the property owners shall be approximately $1,500,000.

An informal poll was conducted of the property owners in this LID area. Out of a total of 106 ballots, 47 responses were received. Of those responding, 24 owners representing $560,308 of proposed assessments responded in favor, while 22 owners representing $390,221 were opposed. One property owner was undecided.

This ordinance was introduced September 24, 2007. Notices of the public hearing were published in the newspaper and have been sent to the residents in the LID area so they would be aware that they would have this opportunity to make their views known to the Assembly.

At this hearing, the Assembly may hear objections from any owner affected by the formation of the district and may make changes in the proposed boundaries or in the plans for the proposed improvements. The Assembly may not change the boundaries of the district to include property not previously included without first giving new notice to owners in the manner and form and within the time provided for the original notice

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

B. Ordinance 2007-63(b)
An Ordinance Amending The Official Zoning Map To Change
The Zoning Of 0.82 Acres Of ATS 104 at Auke Nu Cove From D-3 (T) D-5 To Waterfront Commercial.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Notice of Decision

The CBJ Assembly approved the rezone of 4.95 acres of tidelands and uplands located west of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal on November 20, 2006, and the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit for a municipal marine commercial facility on the site on My 8, 2007. CBJ Docks and Harbors is now seeking a rezoning of 0.82 acres of additional upland area for the planned expansion of the previously-approved facility. The expansion will provide for additional uplands for staging and temporary storage of freight and commercial fishing gear, supplies and equipment. Use of the site for long-term storage will not be permitted. After conducting a public hearing on this rezoning request on September 11, 2007, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

C. Ordinance 2007-64
An Ordinance Amending The Parking District Map Adopted By The Land Use Code.

Exhibit A

The Planning Commission approved the change in use for the former National Guard Army building to a new Community Arts Center, at its meeting of September 25, 2007.

The former National Guard Armory was constructed prior to adoption of zoning ordinances and it does not have enough parking to meet current parking requirements for large events. As long as it was used as an armory, its parking requirement was grandfathered at zero; however, when it was recently converted to an arts center, it was required to meet parking requirements.

The PD-1 parking district was established to address situations such as this. The parking overlay district was originally adopted in 1979 to allow historic buildings, built prior to adoption of zoning ordinances, to change uses without being required to provide parking mandated by current regulations. The Planning Commission recommended extending the PD-1 parking district from the neighboring Centennial Hall property to the new Community Arts Center property recognizing that the Armory is a historic building that has been used by the community for decades for a variety of uses without providing code minimum parking. Extension of the PD-1 parking district will allow the new Community Arts Center the same flexibility as other historic buildings in the parking overlay district.

The Planning Commission, at its October 9, 2007 meeting, recommended Assembly approval of this map amendment. A map of the area proposed for the PD- 1 extension is included in the packet.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

D. Ordinance 2007-21(K)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $150,000 As Funding For The Dzantik’i Heeni Covered Multi-Use Play Area Capital Improvement Project, Funding Provided By The Sales Tax Budget Reserve.

Economic Impact Note

School Board Letter

This ordinance would appropriate $150,000 from the Sales Tax Budget Reserve to the Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School Covered Multi-Use Play Area Capital Improvement Project (CIP). These monies will be used for site planning and contracting with a design consultant to update the existing covered play area design to current codes.

It is our intent to qualify this project for State reimbursement under the State’s School Bond Debt Reimbursement Program. To meet the State’s reimbursement requirements, it will be necessary to fund this project with general obligation (GO) school bonds. To issue bonds it will be necessary to place, at some point in the future, a project GO bonding question before the voters. It is our intent that once bonds are approved, the Sales Tax Budget Reserve would be reimbursed from the bond proceeds.

Per the Assembly’s request, this ordinance was referred to the School Board for its consideration and comment. The School Board’s position is set forth in a memo from Superintendent Peggy Cowan that is included in the packet.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

E. Ordinance 2007-21(O)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $70,000 As Funding For An Analysis Of Sediment Remediation And Flood Control Options For A Portion Of Jordan Creek, Funding Provided By The United States Fish And Wildlife Service And The Water Fund.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and $50,000 of CBJ Water Fund Balance as partial funding for Phase One engineering analysis and design for habitat and flood control improvements to a section of Jordan Creek, and its tributary drainage, impacted by sediment transfer associated to the development of the CBJ’s East Valley Water Reservoir. This project is a collaborative effort between the City and Borough of Juneau, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S Geological Survey, and the Juneau Watershed Partnership.

Development of the East Valley Reservoir in 1984 resulted in channelization of storm drainage off Thunder Mountain and an increase in sediment transfer to Jordan Creek near Jennifer Drive in the Mendenhall Valley. The increased creek sediment has negatively impacted fish and wildlife habitat and increased the flood risk to adjacent homes. The goals of the project are to reduce sediment transfer to Jordan Creek, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and to reduce risk of flooding.

The first phase of the project will involve field surveys, geomorphic/hydrologic assessments, and engineering design development. It is estimated to cost $110,000 and should be completed by August 2008. The Juneau Watershed Partnership is providing and managing an additional $40,000 state grant to this project phase. The second phase will involve construction of sediment control features and stream restoration. The cost and schedule of the second phase improvements will be determined in the design phase.

This project was approved by the Public Works and Facilities Committee at its meeting on September 24, 2007.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

F. Ordinance 2007-21(R)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $1,000,000 As Partial Funding For Construction Of The New Auke Bay Loading Facility, Funding Provided By The Denali Commission.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate $1,000,000 of Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) funds from the Denali Commission for the Auke Bay Loading Facility Project. The funds will be used to help finance construction of the new facility. The Docks and Harbors Board, at its March 29, 2007 meeting, requested the Assembly appropriate the funds. The Board expects to start construction of the Auke Bay Loading Facility in early 2008 and open it to the public in December 2008.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

G. Ordinance 2007-21(T)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $20,000 As Funding For Repairs To The Jensen-Olson Arboretum Residence, Funding Provided By The Jensen-Olson Arboretum Endowment Fund.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate $20,000 from the Jensen-Olson Arboretum Endowment to fund the repair of rot found within the residential structure. The repairs would be paid from interest earned on the principal endowment. The home is occupied by the Arboretum Manager.

The Jensen-Olson Arboretum was deeded to the CBJ as a living trust, and sits between the Glacier Highway and Favorite Channel at Pearl Harbor, just north of the Shrine of St. Therese. The main house was constructed in 1967.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

H. Ordinance 2007-21(U)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $40,000 As Funding For The Acquisition Of The Parker Property, Identified As USS 667, Funding Provided By The Lands Fund Balance.

Map 1

Map 2

Valuation Memo

CBJ was approached by the property owner of USS 667 to investigate acquisition of the 8-acre property for hazard mitigation, and to ensure that future development and timber
cutting activities do not occur. The property is located in severe and moderate hazard areas (see attached maps). Several avalanche/mass-wasting events have occurred on and around the property.

The property owner has accepted CBJ’s offer of $40,000 for a vacant 7.5-acre portion of USS 667. The fair market value of the 7.5-acre portion has been determined to be $137,000 (see attached valuation). The difference of $97,000 is proposed as a donation and is the subject of Resolution 2426, an item on this agenda. The property will be retained in an as-is manner, and will otherwise be managed for open space and hazard mitigation functions. The property owner will retain approximately ½ acre of land with the existing house. Staff will complete the required subdivision from existing budget funds (approximately $5,000), and the Lands and Resources Office will pay for the closing

The Assembly Lands Committee reviewed the proposed acquisition and donation at its meetings on July 9, 2007, and August 13, 2007 and recommended approval of the $40,000 acquisition and land donation.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

I. Ordinance 2007-21(V)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $73,000 As Funding For The Installation Of A Sewer Pump-Out Station In Douglas Harbor, Funding Provided By The National Forest Foundation.

This ordinance would appropriate a grant from the National Forest Foundation to pay for $73,000 of the cost to install a sewer pump-out station in Douglas Harbor. The National Forest Foundation is the congressionally-chartered nonprofit partner of the Forest Service. One of their missions is to protect watersheds.

With this grant, the Docks and Harbors Board plans to install a sewer pump-out station at the end of the launch ramp boarding float in Douglas Harbor. Currently, there are no pump-out facilities south of the Douglas Bridge. The Board approved this project on September 23, 2004. The project is expected to cost $160,000. A previously appropriated grant from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game makes-up the balance of the funding for this project.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

J. Ordinance 2007-21(W)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $11,613 As Funding For The Restoration And Refitting Of The Four-Story Totem Pole, Funding Provided By The State Museum Grant-In-Aid And The Juneau Rotary Club.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate $11,613 from the Alaska State Museums’ Grant-In-Aid and the Juneau Rotary Club for the restoration and refitting of the Four-Story Totem Pole next to the City Museum. This project will remove the pole from its base, clean, repair and apply preservatives, upgrade the mounts and remount the pole in its original location. Education groups and the public will be invited to view the project, learn about totem pole preservation and in connection with Celebration 2008 and attend a public rededication event.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

K. Ordinance 2007-21(X)(b)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $385,000 As Partial Funding For The 4th Street Douglas Utility Improvement, West Juneau Water Improvement, And The Sunny Point Overpass Utility Improvement Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), Funding Provided By Water Fund Balance.

This ordinance would appropriate $385,000 from the CBJ Water Fund Balance for the purpose of providing Water Utility participation in three existing capital improvement projects.

The 4th Street Douglas Utility Improvement Project will replace water and sewer utilities within the portion of 4th Street south of D Street, as well as utilities in a portion of B and D Streets ($310,000). The project is expected to bid in the spring of 2008.

The West Juneau Water Improvements Project will connect a high-pressure water main between Jackson Street and upper John Street to provide increased fire flows to John Street and Simpson Avenue ($50,000). This project is currently under contract to Southeast Earth Movers.

The Sunny Point Overpass Utility Improvements Project involves an agreement with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to install a conduit under the new overpass fill for future water system improvements ($25,000).

These projects were approved by the Public Works and Facilities Committee at an October 1, 2007 meeting.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

L. Ordinance 2007-21(Y)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $8,098 As Funding For The Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s Interactive Digital Storytelling Project And Exhibit, Funding Provided By The Rasmuson Foundation.

This ordinance would appropriate an $8,098 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to provide two kiosks, two touch screen monitors and a sound system for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s interactive digital storytelling project and exhibit. Each story will be 12-15 minutes with four entry points or chapters and will be housed on interactive monitors in the Museum’s Capital City exhibit.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

M. Ordinance 2007-21(Z)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $2,828 As Funding For Staff To Attend Two Training Sessions On Digital Storytelling, Funding Provided By The Rasmuson Foundation
.

This ordinance would appropriate a $2,828 reimbursable grant from the Rasmuson Foundation, Arts and Culture Initiative, to allow staff to attend two training sessions on digital storytelling and making digital stories in a classroom setting. This training will complement a digital storytelling project that the Museum will be working on in FY08 with local middle school students. Museum staff and students will create four digital stories on Juneau as Alaska’s Capital City. These digital stories will be housed on interactive monitors in the Museum.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

N. Ordinance 2007-21(AA)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $4,030 For Staff To Participate In The Performance Management Program, Funding Provided By The Rasmuson Foundation.

This ordinance would appropriate a $4,030 Management Assistance grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to participate in the Performance Management Program, a summer and winter visitor analysis for a group of participating Alaskan Museums administered by the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH). Performance Management will provide the Museum with a scientific visitor survey, professional data analysis through the Center for Nonprofit Management of Nashville, and a final report that identifies areas of strength as well as areas that need improvement.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

IX. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Resolution 2422(c)
A Resolution Making Revisions To The Personnel Rules.

Proposed Changes to Personnel Rules

Letter

This resolution would modify the Personnel Rules which govern the employment conditions of CBJ employees. Last year, the Human Resources Division undertook a major revision of the Personnel Rules. These revisions presented in this resolution are primarily housekeeping changes or clarifications resulting from the 2006 changes. Substantive changes include provisions that exclude position classification from the grievance procedure, set forth pay provisions for individuals who are reassigned under the American’s with Disability’s Act, assure that overtime for employees who are working out of class are consistent with the Fair Labor Standards Act, modify the pay administration for employees of Eaglecrest, and limit the ability of employees who separate from service under unfavorable conditions from seeking other employment with CBJ.

This resolution was reviewed at the September 24, 2007 Assembly meeting and referred to the Human Resources Committee. The Human Resources Committee will be reviewing version (c) at its meeting prior to the Assembly meeting.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

B. Resolution 2425
A Resolution Adopting Revisions To Chapter 8 Of The Juneau Parks And Recreation Comprehensive Plan.

Chapter 8

At the October 15, 2007 Assembly meeting, Resolution 2425 was tabled for further review following Assembly discussion concerning Auke Lake.

In response to Assembly comments, the following changes were made:

(1) Add: “There is also concern about water quality in the lake”. (page 8-9, under “Master Plan for Auke Lake area”).
(2) Add: “Coordinate Water Quality Monitoring with NOAA at Auke Lake.” (page8-9)

“The Auke Bay Lab has conducted water quality monitoring in Auke Lake from 1999 to 2003, and for 2006-2007. CBJ will continue to coordinate water quality monitoring with the Auke Bay Lab with a goal of protecting the lake’s aquatic resources.” (page 8-9).

I recommend this resolution be adopted, per the recommended amendments to Chapter 8.

X. NEW BUSINESS

A. Liquor License

Package Store Liquor License Transfer
From: Mark’n Pak Inc. d/b/a Budget Liquor; License #1578
Location: 5165 Glacier Hwy.
To: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. d/b/a Wal-Mart Supercenter #3814; License #4742
Location: 6525 Glacier Hwy.

The above listed liquor license is before the Assembly to either protest or waive its right to protest the license action noted above.

The Finance, Police, Fire, and Community Development Departments have reviewed the above business for compliance with CBJ Code. Enclosed in your Human Resources Committee packets is a copy of the notice from the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) staff.

The Human Resources Committee met earlier this evening, Monday, October 29, 2007, and will report on its action.

I recommend the Assembly adopt the Human Resources Committee's recommendations for action from tonight’s meeting.

B. 1% Art Selection – Thunder Mountain High School

Proposals Document - 3MB

Per CBJ Ordinance 62.65.020 and the project agreement with the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, the new Thunder Mountain High School project is required to expend 1% of the construction cost for procurement and installation of art at the facility. The budget for acquiring art for this project amounts to $514,374, 1% of the original bid amounts for the site contract and the building contract. The School Board/Assembly High School Project Team approved including the artists in the design process, rather than solely soliciting art proposals after the building was built.

Per CBJ Ordinance 62.65.040, a CBJ Assembly approved Art Selection Panel was created. A Call For Artists was drafted by the panel and advertised by the Engineering Department in the newspaper, on the Alaska State Council for the Arts website, in the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council newsletter, and via direct mail to artists who have participated in past Call For Artist projects for the State. Proposals were received from twelve artists. Eight of these artists were invited to participate in interviews with the Art Selection Panel. From these eight, the panel selected five artists to work with the design team to design, fabricate, and install artwork throughout the new high school.

Through a series of workshops including the five artists, the Art Selection Panel, the architectural and engineering design team, and representatives of the School District and the City, the artists developed concepts for their individual and collective works. The Thunder Mountain High School Public Art Proposals document, provided in your packet for Assembly review, shows the final concepts approved by the Art Selection Panel, the Juneau School Board, and the School Board/Assembly High School Project Team. CBJ Ordinance 62.65.040 provides that all art selected by the Panel is subject to final approval by the Assembly.

The work of these five artists will not exhaust the art budget for this project. The Art Selection Panel will work to find additional artworks after the construction project is complete and will bring them before the Assembly for approval at that time.

C. 2005 and 2006 Senior Citizen Hardship Exemption Late Applications

The following individuals filed for the Hardship Exemption late.

Applications for the Hardship Exemption were due in the Assessor's office by April 30 of the year exempted.

Alaska Statute 29.45.030(f) and CBJ Code 69.10.020(1)(B) provides: "The governing body of the municipality for good cause shown may waive the claimant's failure to make timely application for exemption and authorize the assessor to accept the application as if timely filed."

2005

1. Sylvia Johnson, 1C060C020030 – Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Johnson was told about the about Hardship Exemption in May 2007 by an employee of the Assessor’s Office and is filing for 2005 and 2006.

I recommend denial of this 2005 request. Late file exemption approval is limited to going back one filing year.

2006

1. Sylvia Johnson, 1C060C020030 - Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Johnson was told about the about Hardship Exemption in May 2007 by an employee of the Assessor’s Office and is filing for 2005 and 2006.

2. Oscar Olsen, 1D050L020020 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Olsen did not know about the Hardship Exemption.

The CBJ Acting Assessor does not recommend approval of the above Hardship Exemptions because they are more than one year old.

I recommend approval of the 2006 requests.

D. Senior Citizen Hardship Exemption Late Applications for 2007

The following individuals filed for the Hardship Exemption late. Applications for the Hardship Exemption were due in the Assessor's office by April 30, 2007.

Alaska Statute 29.45.030(f) and CBJ Code 69.10.020(1)(B) provides, "The governing body of the municipality for good cause shown may waive the claimant's failure to make timely application for exemption and authorize the assessor to accept the application as if timely filed."

1. Harriet Botelho, 8B3501040010 - Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Botelho said she turned in the Hardship Exemption but the CBJ Assessor’s Office could not locate it.

2. Wallace Deboff, 8B3601000020 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Deboff did not know about the Hardship Exemption.

3. Harold Frank, 5B2501220101 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Frank did not know about the Hardship Exemption until after the deadline and due to health issues was not able to file sooner.

4. Alexander Gillespie, 1D050L290091 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Gillespie stated he was told he did not need to apply every year.

5. Betty Hallum, 5B2501560110

Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Hallum stated she was told she did not need to apply every year.

6. William Newman, 5B2401120040 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Newman stated he was told he did not need to apply every year.

7. Hazel Nowlin, 7B0801060220 - Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Nowlin turned in her Hardship Exemption but the Assessor’s office could not locate it.

8. Oscar Olsen, 1D050L020020 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Olsen did not know about the Hardship Exemption. He has also filed for an exemption for 2006.

9. Dean Williams, 1C030E030040 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Williams did not realize he had to apply for the Hardship Exemption every year.

The CBJ Acting Assessor recommends approval of all of the above Hardship Exemptions.

I recommend approval of all 2007 requests.

E. Senior Citizen/Disabled Veteran Real Property Tax Exemption Late Applications

The following individuals filed late for the Real Property Tax Exemption. Applications were due in the Assessor's office by March 31, 2007.

Alaska Statute 29.45.030(f) and CBJ Code 69.10.020(1)(A) provides, "The governing body of the municipality for good cause shown may waive the claimant's failure to make timely application for exemption and authorize the assessor to accept the application as if timely filed."

1. Ronald Barnett, 4B2201050140 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Barnett did not receive his VA paperwork until after the March 30, 2007, deadline.

2. Francis Barthel, 1C070A220050 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Barthel stated he was not aware of a March 31, 2007, deadline.

3. Elsie L. Brown, 1C040A200010 - Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Brown’s spouse passed away in 2006. The Assessor’s Office sent her two letters requesting a new application. She said she did not get the mail and has been in Seattle periodically throughout the year due to health issues.

4. Julia Brown, 5B2101210910 - Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Brown purchased the mobile home in 2006. The Assessor’s Office was not aware of the ownership change and delivered a collection letter in September 2007. Ms. Brown verified ownership and applied for a Senior Citizen Exemption on October 12. She was not aware of this exemption.

5. Giorgio Gallizio, 4B2001030130 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Gallizio stated that he did not know all the facilitations that go with the Sales Tax Exemption.

6. Jerald Harmon, 5B2401230090 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Harmon did not realize that this filing was separate from the application for the Sales Tax Exemption.

7. Delores Holloway, 1D060L020060 - Reason for Filing Late: Ms. Holloway’s husband passed away in 2006. Ms. Holloway was not listed as an owner. Records were updated and Ms. Holloway completed the application for this exemption.

8. John G. Martin, 5B1301122720 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Martin was not aware of the Senior Citizen Exemption until he paid his taxes on October 22, 2007.

9. George Paul, 5B2402000270 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Paul is a disabled veteran and did not know about the exemption until July 2007. His application was placed in the 2008 folder by mistake.

10. Raymond Peterson, 5B1301080690 - Reason for Filing Late: Mr. Peterson claims he was given erroneous information about when he could file for the exemption. At 65 years of age he was told he would not be able to file until he was 66.

The CBJ Acting Assessor recommends approval of all of the above late filed Senior Citizen/Disabled Veteran Real Property Tax Exemptions.

I recommend approval of all 2007 requests.

XI. STAFF REPORTS

XII. ASSEMBLY REPORTS

A. Mayor’s Report
B. Committee Reports
C. Liaison Reports
D. Presiding Officer Reports

XIII. ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

XIV. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

XV. EXECUTIVE SESSION

XVI. ADJOURNMENT

Note: Agenda packets are available for review at the Juneau Municipal Libraries and online at www.juneau.org.

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