ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
Monday, May 12, 2008, 7:00 – 11:00 PM
Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building
Regular Meeting No. 2008-15

 

I. FLAG SALUTE

II. ROLL CALL

III. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. Proclamation – National Hospital Week

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. April 17, 2008 – Special Meeting 2008-10
B. April 21, 2008 – Regular Meeting 2008-11
C. April 24, 2008 – Special Meeting 2008-12
D. April 28, 2008 – Special Meeting 2008-13
E. May 1, 2008 – Special Meeting 2008-14

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 2007-21(BC)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $17,924 As Funding To Purchase Hazardous Material Response Equipment, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Environmental Conservation.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate a $17,924 grant from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to purchase equipment that allows emergency response to hazardous materials incidents. The funding is from an agreement with DEC that will reimburse CBJ up to $17,924 for purchase of this specific equipment. There are no requirements for matching funds.

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

2. Resolutions

a. Resolution 2443
A Resolution Regarding The Statewide Ballot Initiatives Known As The "Alaska Clean Water Initiatives."

This resolution concerns two ballot initiatives that may be placed before the Alaska voters at a statewide election this year. These initiatives, known as the “Alaska Clean Water Initiatives,” would substantially revise Alaska’s water quality standards and discharge limits for new large metallic mines in Alaska. The initiatives would also potentially apply to numerous on-going mine projects when their existing permits expire, including Greens Creek Mine and Kensington Mine.

The concern is that the initiative process is not particularly well-suited for complex science-based issues like this, and the initiatives may proceed to the ballot without the voters having a means to fully understand the policy implications and make an informed decision. For these reasons, the resolution expresses the Assembly’s view that the subjects of these initiatives would be better addressed through the normal legislative and regulatory process rather than through the initiative process.

As this is a policy issue, I have no recommendation.

3. Bid Awards

a. Bid Award E08-190
Thunder Mountain High School Track And Field

Bids were opened on the subject project on May 7, 2008. The bid protest period will expire at 4:30 p.m. May 19, 2008. Results of the bid opening are as follows:

I recommend, pending the ten-day protest period, award of this project to Miller Construction Co., Ltd., in the Base Bid amount and Additive Alternate Nos. 1 & 2 for a total award of $3,482,680.

VIII. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Ordinance 2007-16(b)
An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance And Sale Of Two Series Of General Obligation School Bonds In The Aggregate Principal Amount Of $39,500,000; Providing The Form And Terms Of The Bonds And For Unlimited Tax Levies To Pay The Bonds; Providing For The Appointment Of A Bond Registrar; And Authorizing A Preliminary Official Statement.

This ordinance would authorize the issuance of $39.5 million in General Obligation School Bonds. Of this amount, $17.1 million ($5 million for 10 years and $12.1 million for 15 years) was approved by the voters on June 12, 2007 for the Thunder Mountain High School and $22.4 million (10 years) was approved by the voters on October 2, 2007 for the Glacier Valley and Harborview Elementary Schools renovations.

These bonds qualify for 70% reimbursement under the State’s School Construction Bond Debt Reimbursement Program. However, the reimbursement under the State’s Debt Reimbursement Program is subject to annual appropriation by the Legislature.

The remaining debt service, after state reimbursement and assuming the State fully funds the debt reimbursement program, will be paid from a combination of sales and property taxes. The estimated total cost of the debt service, including interest at an average rate of 4.6% for the 10-year bonds and 4.8% for the 15-year bonds, is $52.01 million. CBJ should receive reimbursement from the State of $36.4 million, assuming full state funding, leaving $15.61 million to be paid from local tax levies. We are anticipating that approximately $4.68 million of this amount will be paid from previously collected sales taxes. This will leave $10.96 million to be paid from property taxes. The maximum estimated property tax mill levy needed to fund the local share, assuming full state funding, will be 0.27 mills or $27 per $100,000 in assessed value.

Version “b” modifies the ordinance to allow the bond issuance to be split into two series; one exempt and one taxable. Under IRS rules, the portion of the issuance where the debt service will be funded with sales tax must be issued as taxable.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

B. Ordinance 2007-21(AX)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $52,000 As Partial Funding For The North Lemon Creek Material Source Capital Improvement Project, Funding Provided By Fill Charges Accumulated In The Nancy Street Pond Restoration Capital Improvement Project.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate $52,000 of accumulated fill charge revenues from the Nancy Street Pond Restoration Capital Improvement Project to the North Lemon Creek Material Source Capital Improvement Project. The Nancy Street Pond Restoration Project is being closed and has no need for further funding.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee recommended this appropriation at its April 7, 2008 meeting.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

C. Ordinance 2007-21(AZ)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $625 As Funding For The Acquisition Of Maple And Birch Trees For The Jensen-Olson Arboretum, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Natural Resources.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate a $625 grant from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Community Forestry Program to fund the purchase of four maple trees and one birch tree to be planted at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

D. Ordinance 2007-21(BA)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $1,147 As Partial Funding For Work On Historic Buildings At The Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company In Last Chance Basin, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Natural Resources
.

Economic Impact Note

In FY07, Ordinance 2006-11(L) appropriated a grant from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources for the stabilization of historic structures in Last Chance Basin. This ordinance would appropriate a $1,147 amendment to the grant. Of this increase, the federal share is $688 and the balance is CBJ’s match requirement, which has already been met through volunteer activity.

These additional funds would be used to complete work on the intake structure of the Compressor Building, which was unable to be completed due to a lack of grant funds. The volunteer match exceeded the grant requirements. The state had surplus funding available for this program and awarded additional funds to CBJ for preservation work. The amount was based on the amount eligible due to the over match of volunteer time.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

E. Ordinance 2007-21(BB)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $13,358 As Funding For The Law Enforcement Liaison Program, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Transportation And Public Facilities.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate a $13,358 grant from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Alaska Highway Safety Office, for the Law Enforcement Liaison program. This grant has no match requirements. This program was created by the Alaska Highway Safety Office for planning and development of high-visibility state and local enforcement efforts, particularly in the area of impaired driving and seatbelt enforcement.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

IX. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

X. NEW BUSINESS

A. Liquor License Renewals

Beverage Dispensary Licenses
1. Lic. # 550; Imperial Bar Inc.; d/b/a: Imperial Bar, 241 Front Street
2. Lic. # 673; Peterson Pacific Holding Inc.; d/b/a: Louie’s Douglas Inn, 915 3rd St., Douglas
3. Lic. # 728; JD Entertainment Inc.; d/b/a: The Island Pub, 1102 2nd St., Douglas
4. Lic. # 772; NYT Inc.; d/b/a Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin Street
5. Lic. # 3695; Henry’s Food & Spirits LLC; d/b/a Henry’s Food & Spirits, 9109 Mendenhall Mall Road #4B
6. Lic. # 3755; Tailwind Inc.; d/b/a Hangar on the Wharf; #2 Marine Way
7. Lic. # 4349; Senate Partnership Inc.; d/b/a The Penthouse, 434 3rd Ave., Juneau
8. Lic. # 4370; Sea Dawgs; d/b/a DocWaters; #2 Marine Way, Ste. #125

Beverage Dispensary Tourism Licenses
9. Lic. # 175; Breakwater Inn Inc.; d/b/a Breakwater Inn Restaurant & Lounge, 1711 Glacier Ave.
10. Lic. # 586; Goldbelt Enterprises Inc.; d/b/a Goldbelt Juneau Hotel, 51 Egan Drive
11. Lic. # 1378; Alaskan Hotel & Bar Inc.; d/b/a Alaskan Hotel, 167 S. Franklin Street
12. Lic. # 2541; MGO Inc.; d/b/a Juneau Airport Travel Lodge, 9200 Glacier Hwy.

Brewery License
13. Lic. #2534; Alaskan Brewing LLC; d/b/a Alaskan Brewing Co., 5429 Shaune Drive

Package Store Licenses
14. Lic. #2066; Fred Meyer Stores Inc.; d/b/a Fred Meyer #158, 8181 Glacier Hwy.
15. Lic. #2976; No Creek Jack Inc.; d/b/a Duck Creek Market, 9951 Stephen Richards Dr.

Recreational Site License
16. Lic. #4539; Juneau Bowling Center LLC, d/b/a Juneau Bowling Center, 608 W. Willoughby

Restaurant Eating Place Licenses
17. Lic. #848; Olivia Castaneda; d/b/a Olivia’s De Mexico, 222 Seward Street
18. Lic. #851; Rodfather’s LLC; d/b/a The Broiler, Nugget Mall
19. Lic. #1416; Taku Glacier Lodge Inc.; d/b/a Taku Glacier Flightseeing/Salmon Bake, Taku River
20. Lic. #2812; Patricia McGivney; d/b/a Pizza Verona, 256 S. Franklin Street
21. Lic. #3049; Valley Restaurant LLC; d/b/a The Valley Restaurant, 9320 Glacier Hwy.
22. Lic. #3673; Alejandro Orozco; d/b/a Fernando’s, 116 N. Franklin Street
23. Lic. #3733; Up The Creek Inc.; d/b/a The Twisted Fish Company, 550 S. Franklin St.
24. Lic. #4192; Seong S. Kim; d/b/a Seong’s Sushi Bar & Chinese Takeout, 740 W. 9th St.
25. Lic. #4405; Tides Complex Inc.; d/b/a Dragon Inn, 5000 Glacier Hwy.

Restaurant Eating Place/Public Convenience License
26. Lic. # 3643; Clay Kent & Cisco Ramos; d/b/a Douglas Café, 916 3rd Street, Douglas

Wholesale/General License
27. Lic. # 3166; Odom Corp.; d/b/a The Odom Corporation, 5452 Shaune Drive

The above listed liquor license renewals are before the Assembly to either protest or waive its right to protest. The Finance, Police, Fire, and Community Development Departments have reviewed the above businesses for compliance with CBJ Code. Enclosed in your Human Resources Committee packets are copies of the notice received from the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) staff and CBJ Code Section 20.25.025 regarding procedures for liquor license review and protest by the Assembly.

The Human Resources Committee met earlier this evening, Monday, May 12, 2008, and will report on its action. In the event the Assembly does protest the renewal of one or more of the above-mentioned liquor licenses, CBJ Code 20.25.025(c) provides the following:

(c) If the assembly or committee or a subcommittee thereof recommends protest of the issuance, renewal, transfer, relocation, or continued operation of a license it shall state the basis of the protest and the applicant shall be afforded notice and an opportunity to be heard at an abbreviated informal hearing before the assembly to defend the application. For the purposes of this subsection, notice shall be sufficient if sent at least ten days prior to the hearing by certified first class mail to the address last provided by the applicant to the municipal sales tax examiner. At the conclusion of the hearing, the assembly decision to protest the application shall stand unless the majority of the assembly votes to withdraw the protest.

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

XI. STAFF REPORTS

A. Thunder Mountain High School
B. Harborview School Renovation Project Update

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.

ADA accommodations available upon request: Please contact the Clerk’s office 72 hours prior to any meeting so arrangements can be made to have a sign language interpreter present or an audiotape containing the Assembly’s agenda made available. The Clerk’s office telephone number is 586-5278, TDD 586-5351, e-mail: city_clerk@ci.juneau.ak.us


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