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Assembly of the City and Borough of Juneau

ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
Monday, June 6, 2011, 7 p.m.
Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building
Regular Meeting No. 2011-15

 

I. FLAG SALUTE

II. ROLL CALL

III. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. Discussion on Docks and Harbors Plan 16b3, Regarding Access through Marine Park.

IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

B. May 23, 2011 – Regular Assembly Meeting 2011-14

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 2011-16
An Ordinance Relating To Fireworks And Providing For A Penalty.

This ordinance would prohibit selling, or offering for sale, all fireworks, as defined by state law, throughout the City and Borough. Violation of this provision would be a Class B misdemeanor.

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

b. Ordinance 2011-11(A)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $1,411 As Funding For The Fire Department To Purchase Training Films And DVDs; Grant Funding Provided By The Simon Blattner Family Foundation.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate a $1,411 donation from the Simon Blattner Family Foundation. These funds would be used to purchase training films and DVDs for Capital City Fire and Rescue.

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

c. Ordinance 2011-11(B)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $12,010 As Funding For Fire Department Equipment Replacement, Grant Funding Provided By The Federal Secure Rural Schools And Community Self-Determination Act Title III Funds
.

This ordinance would appropriate $12,010 in restricted federal funds to Capital City Fire and Rescue (CCFR) for the replacement of equipment. These funds are restricted under the Federal Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, Title III. The funds would be used to reimburse CCFR for costs associated with search and rescue and other emergency efforts performed on federal lands. The Act requires that, prior to spending the Title III funds; a 45-day public notice/comment period must be posted. The 45-day period ends on May 31. No comments were received.

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

d. Ordinance 2011-11(D)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $8,735,000 As Additional Funding For Cruise Ship Berth Enhancements Capital Improvement Project, Funding Provided By $4,735,000 Port Development Fees And $4 Million From Docks Fund Balance.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate, to the Downtown Cruise Ship Berth Enhancement Capital Improvement Project, $4.735 million in Port Development Fees fund balance and $4.0 million in Docks Fund fund balance. The Committee of the Whole, at its April 25, 2011 meeting, recommended the $8.735 million appropriation as part of the Cruise Ship Berth Enhancement capital project funding plan.

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

e. Ordinance 2011-11(E)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $825,000 As Additional Funding For The Twin Lakes Pump Station and $1,270,000 As Additional Funding For The Salmon Creek Secondary Disinfection Capital Improvement Projects, Funding Provided By An Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Loan.

This ordinance would appropriate $825,000 from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Alaska Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund and $1,270,000 from the Alaska Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund for the following projects:

Alaska Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
Twin Lakes Lift Station Replacement Project $ 825,000

Alaska Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund
Salmon Creek Water Source Secondary Disinfection Project $1,270,000

The terms of the low-interest loans, under the Alaskan Revolving Loan Fund program, are a 20-year repayment period at 1.5% interest. The project loans will be repaid with Wastewater and Water Utility customer revenues for each respective project.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee is scheduled to review this ordinance at its meeting on June 6, 2011.

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

2. Resolutions

a. Resolution 2582
A Resolution Adopting Revisions To The Personnel Rules.

Exhibit A

This resolution would approve changes to the Personnel Rules, which, along with the various collective bargaining agreements, govern the rights and responsibilities of CBJ employees, supervisors, and managers. The revised rules are set forth in the attachment to the resolution. Most of the changes would be considered "housekeeping" in nature, or are proposed to create administrative efficiencies for the Eaglecrest Ski Area.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

b. Resolution 2583
A Resolution Expressing Assembly Support For An Application For Funding To The Alaska Department Of Transportation And Public Facilities, Municipal Harbor Facility Grant Program, In The Amount Of $2,000,000 For The Aurora Harbor Improvements Project.

This resolution would express Assembly support for a harbor grant application to the Alaska Department of Transportation. The Docks and Harbors Board would apply for a $2 million grant, under the Alaska Municipal Harbor Matching Grant Program, to help finance the rebuilding of moorage floats and infrastructure in Aurora Harbor including the cruise ship tug moorage float. The grant would provide funding to replace Floats A, B, and C in the southern portion of the harbor. The estimated cost to replace all of the moorage at Aurora Harbors is $19 million. The grant requires a $2 million match from CBJ. The Docks and Harbors Board is proposing to match the grant with a current Capital Improvement Project fund of $0.5 million for the replacement of the cruise ship tug mooring float and $1.5 million of retained earnings. The Docks and Harbors Board reviewed the proposed project for this application and requests the Assembly adopt a resolution of support for the application.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.

3. Transfers
a. T-927, Transferring $100,000 From Auke Lake Trail Capital Improvement Project (CIP) And Montana Creek Bike Trail CIP To The New Under Thunder CIP.

Impact of Budget Action

This transfer of $100,000 from two Parks and Recreation CIPs would provide a match for grant funding from an Alaska State Parks $100,000 grant to Trail Mix for the Under Thunder Trail. The existing Parks and Recreation CIPs identified for providing the funds have unused funds, and completion will not be impacted by this transfer.

Past efforts of Trail Mix have secured $445,000 in grants and other funds to construct the Under Thunder Trail. Construction began in 2010, and the trail between Jennifer Drive and the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area will be completed later this summer. The project includes $290,000 in Alaska Trails Initiative grants, as well as $155,000 Airport EIS mitigation funds that may only be used for the construction of bridges and boardwalks. To date, the CBJ has not contributed any CIP or general fund revenue to the project.

In April, Trail Mix received word from Alaska State Parks that an additional $100,000 is available to complete the Under Thunder Trail. This funding would require Trail Mix and CBJ to secure the remainder of the project cost, approximately $100,000, by September 2011.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee recommended this action at its May 16, 2011 meeting.

I recommend this transfer be approved.

4. Liquor Licenses

a. Liquor License Dedesignation Permit Application

1. Application for Certification of Dedesignated Licensed Premises
BCM Inc. d/b/a Marlintini’s Lounge
Location: 9121 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK
Event to be held from July 23, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to July 24, 2011, 12:00 a.m.

The above-listed application is before the Assembly for approval. The attached application was hand-delivered to CBJ on Monday, May 23, 2011, with a request for local governing body approval so the event can be open to 17-20 year olds and held on the licensed premises. Juneau Police Department staff has reviewed this permit and signed the local police department approval section for dedesignation.

I recommend the Assembly approve the dedesignation license application.

VIII. PUBLIC HEARING

A. Ordinance 2010-11(AR)
An Appropriation Transferring To The Manager The Sum Of $108,105 As Funding For The Juneau Police Department Replacement Reserve Account, Grant Funding Provided By The Modernizing Police Equipment Capital Improvement Project.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would transfer $108,105 from the Modernizing Police Equipment Capital Improvement Project (CIP), to the Juneau Police Department Replacement Reserve Account. This CIP was established in FY03; the equipment has been purchased and the CIP is complete. Remaining FY03 funds of $108,105 will be transferred to the Juneau Police Department Replacement Reserve Account to close the Modernizing Police Equipment Capital Improvement Project.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

B. Ordinance 2010-11(AS)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $3,250,000 As Partial Funding For Bartlett Regional Hospital Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Budget, Funding Provided By Bartlett Regional Hospital Fund Balance.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate an additional $3,250,000 to Bartlett Regional Hospital for FY11 operations. The funding for the appropriation is coming from Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Fund Balance.

Bartlett Regional Hospital experienced unanticipated operating cost increases (staffing, supplies, etc) due to a 3.2% increase (over budget) in patient days, and revenue reductions due to higher than expected billing adjustments, write offs, and bad debts.

The Bartlett Regional Hospital Board recommended this action at its April 26, 2011 meeting.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

C. Ordinance 2010-11(AT)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $37,941 As Additional Funding For The Juneau International Airport Snow Removal Equipment Facility Capital Improvement Project, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Transportation
.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate $37,941 to the Airport Snow Removal Equipment Facility (SREF) Capital Improvement Project. The funds come from a State of Alaska Department of Transportation grant, which is the matching grant to the Airport Improvement Program grant.

The Airport Board recommended this action at its March 9, 2011 meeting.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

D. Ordinance 2010-11(AU)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $38,800 As Partial Funding For The Implementation Of The Juneau Coastal Management Program’s FY11 Required Tasks, Grant Funding Provided By The Alaska Department Of Commerce, Community And Economic Development.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate the $38,800 annual grant from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development, for implementation of the Juneau Coastal Management Program (JCMP) FY11 ‘Required Tasks,’ in cooperation with the Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP). 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.

E. Ordinance 2010-11(AV)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $5,000 As Funding For Increased Police Patrol During The Week Of High School Graduation, Grant Funding Provided By The State Of Alaska Department Of Transportation And Public Facilities, Alaska Highway Safety Office.

This ordinance would appropriate a $5,000 Alaska Highway Safety Office, Department of Transportation, grant for increased patrol during the week of high school graduation. This grant has no match requirements. The purpose of the grant is to pay police officer overtime to patrol “out the road” during the week of graduation. The hope is to prevent minor-consuming parties and drunk-driving related accidents or fatalities.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

F. Ordinance 2010-11(AW)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $25,000 As Funding For The Tract A, USS 2337 Montana Creek Demolition and Restoration Capital Improvement Project; Funding Provided By a United States Fish and Wildlife Service Grant.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate a $25,000 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) grant to the Tract A, USS 2337 Montana Creek Demolition and Restoration Capital Improvement Project.

The Lands Office has acquired Tract A, USS 2337 on Montana Creek Road for natural area park purposes, in accordance with Ordinance 2010-11(AK) and Resolution 2573, adopted April 11, 2011 The next step is to demolish the structures and restore habitat functions to impacted portions of the property. The USFWS has agreed to provide a $25,000 Financial Assistance Award from the Southeast Alaska Coastal Program to fund these activities. CBJ will act as the lead agency on the project, and USFWS will provide technical assistance for planning, permitting, inspections, and riparian restoration activities.

The Lands Committee recommended this action at its April 25, 2011 meeting.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

G. Ordinance 2010-11(AX)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $5,250 As Funding For Increased Police Enforcement Of Seatbelt And Child Safety Laws, Grant Funding Provided By The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

This ordinance would appropriate a $5,250 SEARHC grant for the child safety seat and seat belt enforcement. This grant has no match requirements. This grant would increase directed enforcement of child safety seat and seat belt laws, through programs such as “Click It Or Ticket” and public child car seat inspection events.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

H. Ordinance 2010-11(AZ)
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $127,000 As Additional Funding For Harbors Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Budget And $45,000 As Additional Funding For The Docks Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Budget, Funding Provided By Harbors Fund Balance Of $127,000 And Docks Fund Balance Of $45,000.

Economic Impact Note

This ordinance would appropriate an additional $127,000 to the FY11 Docks and Harbors operating budget and $45,000 to the FY11 Docks operating budget. Funds would be provided by the Harbors Fund balance and the Docks Fund balance, respectively. The Docks and Harbors personnel expenses were higher than anticipated due to keeping seasonal staff on during the fall of 2010 to perform deferred maintenance at the docks and harbors facilities.

The Docks and Harbors Board recommended this action at its March 31, 2011 meeting.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

IX. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

X. NEW BUSINESS

A. Docks and Harbors – 1% for Art Artist Recommendations.

                           Rickey                                               Weimer

The Port Customs and Visitors Center project requires 1% for Art by city code. The Art Selection Panel appointed by the Assembly includes Kevin Jardell and Eric Kueffner of the Docks and Harbors Board, Susan Sloss and Jess Parks from the Arts and Humanities Council, Jamie Rountree from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Lorene Palmer from the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau. The funds available for this art is approximately $30,000.

A Call for Artists was issued on January 20, 2011 and three proposals were received on March 1, 2011. The Panel met on March 16, 2011 and determined they would like to interview proposing artists Lisa Rickey and Arnie Weimer. Their RFP submittals are included in the packet. Interviews were conducted on March 31, 2011. A subsequent meeting was held on May 11, 2011, and the Panel recommended the selection of two artists and their proposed art work as follows:

• Lisa Rickey for a metal sculpture featuring kelp and marine animal theme; and
• Arnie Weimer for a painted mural featuring a fishing and sea life theme.

The Docks and Harbors Board recommended the selection of these two artists at its May 26, 2011 meeting.

Once the selection is approved by the Assembly, the artists will enter into a contract with the Docks and Harbors Department and work with the Art Selection Panel for the final art design and construction. The art would be installed by spring of 2012 as the construction of the Visitors Center is completed.

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 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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