ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
Monday November 23, 2009, 7 p.m.
Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building
Regular Meeting No. 2009-23

 

I. FLAG SALUTE

II. ROLL CALL

III. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. Capital City Celebrations Board - Acknowledgement

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

B. November 2 – Regular Assembly Meeting 2009-22

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 2009-25
An Ordinance Amending The Official Zoning Map Of The City And Borough Land Use Code To Change The Zoning Of Lot 4, Seven Mile, Glacier Highway, Currently Zoned D-5, To D-18.

Exhibit A

The applicant is requesting a zone change from D-5 to Light Commercial without any specific development plans for the immediate future. The site is currently zoned D-5. Immediately to the East is the new CBJ public works facility, which is zoned Light Commercial.

The requested rezone to Light Commercial is not consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission recommends rezoning to D-18 because this is the maximum density zoning that conforms to the recommendations and maps of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan.

The site is located in Subarea 5 of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan (Map G). The plan shows this lot as Medium Density Residential (MDR). Page 164 of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan describes MDR as follows:

These lands are characterized by urban residential lands for multi-family dwelling units at densities ranging from 5 to 20 units per acre. Any commercial development should be of a scale consistent with a residential neighborhood.

On page 205 of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan, Subarea 5 is discussed in detail. There is a long list of guidelines and considerations for this subarea. Item 2 states, in part, “provide for additional medium- to high-density residential development in areas with access to arterial roadways from collector streets.”

The Planning Commission reviewed and approved this rezone of the subject parcel from D-5 to D-18 at its meeting of October 13, 2009, with the following condition:

1. Future development of the site will have no more than one access point to the Glacier Highway.

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

2. Resolutions

a. Resolution 2503
A Resolution Approving The Nomination Of The X'unáxi (Auke Cape - Indian Point) Located In The Auke Bay Area Of Juneau To The National Register Of Historic Places And Authorizing The Alaska State Office Of History And Archaeology To Submit The Nomination To The National Park Service.

HRAC Letter of Support

The effort to designate, preserve, and recognize the X’unáxi (Auke Cape – Indian Point located in Auke Bay) site has been a community effort, led by the Sealaska Heritage Institute, for eight years. The designation of this site on the National Register of Historic Places is a culmination of that effort. The X’unáxi site has been identified as a significant cultural and ceremonial site for the Auk Tlingits for many decades. More recently it has also been utilized as a key recreational and cultural site for the City and Borough. The documented archaeological resources and oral history of the site provide a unique glimpse into the pre-development era of the City and Borough, that if lost would be unfortunate.

The X’unáxi site nomination, if accepted by the National Register of Historic Places, will be the first historic resource in Alaska to be designated as a “Traditional Cultural Historic Property.”

This nomination was reviewed and supported by the Historic Resources Advisory Committee on October 7, 2009 and by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee on November 3, 2009. At its meeting on November 9, 2009, the Assembly Lands Committee reviewed this proposal and recommended its adoption.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

b. Resolution 2505
A Resolution Authorizing The Manager To Apply For A Community Development Block Grant From The Alaska Department Of Commerce, Community And Economic Development, In Cooperation With Aiding Women In Abuse And Rape Emergencies, To Be Used For Construction Of A New Building Adjacent To The Existing AWARE Shelter.

Application

The Community Development Department solicited proposals from the community for a grant from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Grant proposals must be sponsored by a local government and submitted to DCED in Fairbanks by December 4, 2009. Proposals will be reviewed and compete against each other on a statewide basis. CBJ has successfully obtained and administered CDBG funds for various projects by non-profit organizations in the past.

This year CBJ received one proposal, as a result of the solicitation, from AWARE. AWARE’s proposed project is for construction of a new building to be located adjacent to the emergency safe shelter. This new building would provide: Offices, meeting space, group meeting space where AWARE staff can meet with AWARE program participants.

The Human Resources Committee reviewed the AWARE proposal at its meeting on November 2, 2009 and recommended that the Assembly adopt this resolution.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

c. Resolution 2506
A Resolution Reestablishing The Juneau Affordable Housing Commission For The Purpose Of Removing The Sunset Date, And Repealing Resolution 2390.

The Assembly established the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission in January 2007, with a three-year sunset date of January 31, 2010. The Commission has worked to address many facets of the issues pertaining to Juneau’s affordable housing and sees the need to continue to address these issues. The Commission recommends removal of the sunset date and establishment of the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission as a continuing CBJ commission.

At its meeting on October 27, 2009, the Commission forwarded its recommendations for a new resolution to be considered by the Assembly. A draft of Resolution 2506 came before the Assembly Human Resources Committee

(HRC) at its meeting on November 2, 2009 and one amendment was made to the draft resolution, adding “homelessness issues” to the list of areas of expertise on the commission. The HRC recommended it be forwarded to the Assembly for adoption.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

d. Resolution 2507
A Resolution Supporting Redevelopment Of The Subport Area In A Comprehensive Manner.

Resolution 2097               Draft Memorandum of Agreement

This resolution supports the concept of redeveloping the Subport area and directs the Manager to participate in a study with other landowners and interested parties in examining how public and employee parking could best be achieved for new and future development. An earlier study revealed a number of opportunities for revitalizing the site and capitalizing on its many assets.

A draft Memorandum of Agreement is included in your packet. Under the terms of the agreement, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the State of Alaska will each share in the cost of the study. The City’s contribution of $50,000 will be paid out of the existing Lands Fund Budget.

The Assembly Lands Committee reviewed the draft resolution at its November 9, 2009 meeting and recommended Assembly adoption.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

e. Resolution 2508
A Resolution Increasing The Membership Of The Sister Cities Committee And Repealing Resolution 2420(c).

Resolution 2420(c), adopted on September 8, 2008, established a three-member Sister Cities Committee. The seats were advertised and filled by January 2009. Since then, the committee has been meeting regularly and actively seeking to reconnect Juneau with its Sister Cities.

The Sister Cities Committee has requested that its membership be increased from three to five members in order to better facilitate the committee’s work on its various activities and projects. Members of the public have expressed interest in serving on the committee if the membership is increased.

At its meeting of November 2, 2009, the Human Resources Committee reviewed the draft resolution and recommended that it be forwarded to the Assembly for adoption.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

f. Resolution 2509
A Resolution Adopting The All-Hazards Mitigation Plan For The City And Borough.

Resolution 2290       Final Draft of Plan [4.5 MB - very large document]

State of Alaska Letter

This resolution would adopt the FEMA-required, five-year updates to the CBJ All Hazards Mitigation Plan. The notification letter from the State of Alaska pertaining to the requirements is included in the packet.

The Assembly Lands Committee reviewed the draft resolution at its November 9, 2009 meeting and recommended Assembly adoption.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

g. Resolution 2510
A Resolution Authorizing The Docks And Harbors Board To Prepare And Proceed With A Request To The Alaska Legislature For Funding For Construction Of Juneau Cruise Ship Dock Improvements (Alternative 16B) Or Refurbishment Of Existing Juneau Cruise Ship Docks.

This resolution was prepared at the direction of the Assembly Committee of the Whole (COW) and authorizes the Docks and Harbors Board to seek funding from the Alaska Legislature for construction/reconfiguration of two new city cruise ship docks and/or the refurbishment of the existing cruise ship docks. The state funding would constitute part of the financing package for the cruise ship dock improvements project.

As requested by the COW, the resolution provides that at such time the state funding is obtained, the Assembly will determine the precise scope of the project, that is, whether to proceed with Alternative 16B or a variation of that alternative, or whether to proceed with refurbishment of the existing cruise ship docks, or some combination of these options. To ensure the most effective and coordinated effort, the resolution provides that all contacts and interactions with the Legislature should be conducted through the City and Borough’s legislative lobbyist.

The Assembly Committee of the Whole recommended that this resolution be forwarded to the Assembly for approval.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

3. Bid Awards

a. E09-062, North Douglas Sewer Phase IV – LID 95

Bids were opened on the subject project on October 27, 2009.   The bid protest period expired at 4:30 p.m. on October 29, 2009.  

I recommend award of this project to Southeast Earthmovers, Inc., for a total award of $1,781,598.

 

VIII. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Ordinance 2009-24
An Ordinance Amending The Solid Fuel-Fired Burning Devices Code, And Amending The Woodsmoke Control Fine Schedule.

This ordinance would amend the penalty section of the Solid Fuel-Fired Burning Devices Code, changing it to reflect a reduction from a Class B Misdemeanor for a second offense to an infraction.

This ordinance would also restructure the related Fine Schedule in a similar fashion, with the fine for the first offense set at $100, second offense at $200, and the third offense at $300. It would also allow an officer to post a citation.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

b. Ordinance 2009-08(T)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $311,585 As Funding For The Metropolitan Medical Response System, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Military And Veterans Affairs.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate a $311,585 grant from the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for the Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS).

These funds are slated to support the goals and activities of the MMRS through Southeast Alaska. Activities funded by this grant include:

• MMRS Support Services
• Emergency Shelter Supplies and Expenses
• Equipment
• Outreach Projects
• Regional and Local Training and Exercises
• Communications Training
• Emergency Operations Plans Updates

There is no match requirement for this grant.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

c. Ordinance 2009-08(U)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $1,591 As Partial Funding For The Historic Preservation Commission Workshop, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Natural Resources.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate funds to allow two staff members from the Community Development Department (CDD) to attend a Certified Local Government Historic Preservation Commission Workshop in Anchorage, Alaska. The workshop is being sponsored by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Office of History and Archaeology. Representatives from all 13 Certified Local Governments throughout Alaska will be attending this workshop to discuss topics such as: historic preservation law, heritage tourism and preservation, and historic preservation planning.

Total estimated costs for this travel/training grant are to be $2,652. In accordance with using Historic Preservation Funds, the City and Borough of Juneau is required to provide a 40% match, or $1,061, which will be fulfilled through staff wages from the CDD operating budget. The remaining 60%, $1,591, will be funded as a result of a federal grant.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

d. Ordinance 2009-08(V)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $43,500 As Partial Funding For The Implementation Of The Juneau Coastal Management Program’s FY10 Required Tasks, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Commerce, Community And Economic Development.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate an annual Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development grant in the amount of $43,500 for implementation of the Juneau Coastal Management Program (JCMP) FY10 “Required Tasks”, in cooperation with the Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP). “Required Tasks” in the grant include staff and Planning Commission review of projects that require state review through the ACMP. Grant requirements also include assisting the public with understanding ACMP regulations. This grant requires a local match of 50 percent, which will be met with the current operating budget of the Community Development Department.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

IX. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

X. NEW BUSINESS

XI. STAFF REPORTS

A.  Supplemental Agreement - Landslide Cleanup

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 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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