City and Borough of Juneau
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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, October 22, 2012, 7 p.m.
Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building
Regular Meeting No. 2012-29

Submitted by: _____________________________
Kimberly A. Kiefer
City and Borough Manager

I. FLAG SALUTE

 

II. SWEARING-IN OF ASSEMBLYMEMBER JERRY NANKERVIS

 

III. ROLL CALL

 

IV. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. Assembly Organization

Blank Template - Assembly Committee and Liaisons

2011-2012 Assembly Committee and Liaison Assignments

2011-2012 Assembly Goals

Resolution 2550 - Assembly Rules of Procedure

Draft Assembly Meeting Calendar 2013

Link to Alaska Municipal League Conference information

V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

VI. MANAGER’S REQUEST FOR AGENDA CHANGES

 

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

 

VIII. CONSENT AGENDA

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

C. Assembly Requests for Consent Agenda Changes

D. Assembly Action

 

1. Ordinances for Introduction

 

a. Ordinance 2012-20(T)   EIN
An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $5,689,247 As Additional Funding For The Juneau International Airport Runway Safety Area Capital Improvement Project, Grant Funding Provided By The Federal Aviation Administration, And The Juneau International Airport.

This ordinance would appropriate an additional $5,689,247 for the Runway Safety Area (RSA) capital improvement project. Funding would be provided by a Federal Aviation Administration grant for $5,500,000 along with a matching grant from Juneau International Airport (JIA) for $189,247. This additional funding brings the total project cost to date to $23,964,693, with further grant funding anticipated.

This portion of Phase 2 of the RSA project includes design, engineering, and construction of approach lighting to runway 8. The FAA funds 93.75% of the project with the remainder being split between Alaska Department of Transportation (pending) and Juneau International Airport. The JIA match represents the value of fill material provided to the Federal Aviation Administration for this project.

The Airport Board recommended this action at its October 10, 2012 meeting.

 

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

 

b. Ordinance 2012-41
An Ordinance Repealing the Sunset Date on the CBJ Hardship Exemption.

When the CBJ hardship exemption, which reduces individual property taxes in cases of financial hardship, was amended in 2010, the Assembly included a sunset date which would automatically repeal the exemption as of December 31, 2012. This ordinance would repeal that sunset date, making the exemption permanent.

 

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

 

c. Ordinance 2012-42
An Ordinance Relating to Shooting Ranges.

CBJ Code prohibits the discharge of firearms within one-quarter mile of a road within the borough, exempting peace officers in the line of duty. It also has exceptions, allowing the discharge of certain weapons, within the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge, or at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, the Juneau Gun Club Range, and facilities operated by the state or federal government. This ordinance would change the penal code by adding an exemption to allow the discharge of weapons at private shooting ranges within one-quarter mile of the road if the facilities are permitted consistent with the CBJ Land Use Code, Table of Permissible Uses.

 

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

IX. PUBLIC HEARING

 

a. Ordinance 2012-39
An Ordinance Amending the Conflict of Interest Code Regarding the Definition of "Financial Interest."

The key provision of the CBJ Conflict of Interest Code is its admonition: “A municipal officer may not … take or withhold official action to affect a matter in which the municipal officer has a … financial interest.”  Violation of this code section is a Class B Misdemeanor.  Accordingly, the definition of “financial interest” is critical.  The present definition includes “an interest in a business or professional relationship from which the person … has received compensation.” There is no limitations period on that look-back period for when the municipal officer had received compensation in the past.  After surveying municipal conflict of interest codes from around the state at the request of the Human Resources Committee, the City Attorney recommended adding a three-year limitations period, which is what this ordinance would do if enacted. The Human Resources Committee considered this ordinance at its meeting of September 17, 2012, and recommended adoption by the Assembly.

 

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

 

b. Ordinance 2012-40
An Ordinance Amending the Traffic Fine Schedule.

This housekeeping ordinance would put into the fine schedule the fines for certain infractions.  The fine schedule designates which offenses that can be satisfied by payment of a fine – like a parking ticket – without appearing in court.  This ordinance would add to the fine schedule proceeding through a red arrow without stopping, drinking while driving, and failure to exercise proper care while driving.  The fine amounts are set to align with the whole set of infraction fines.

 

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

 

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

XI. NEW BUSINESS

 

XII. STAFF REPORTS

 

XIII. ASSEMBLY REPORTS

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

 

XIV. ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

 

XV. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

XVII. 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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