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Fisheries Development Committee (FDC) Work on Public Cold Storage
The former iteration of the Fisheries Development Committee did an extensive project to explore the feasibitlity and options of a publicly owned refridgerated warehouse facility in CBJ. A result of this work was the March 3, 1998 Feasibility Analysis report by Norther Economics in association with MBA Consulting Engineers.
Current FDC Work on Public Cold Storage
On March 23, 2010 the FDC appeared before the Docks & Harbor’s Finance Committee to present a proposal seeking $25,000 in funding for feasibility study on a public cold storage facility. The Docks & Harbor’s Finance Committee agreed to move the question to the Docks & Harbor’s Board.
On March 25, 2010, the FDC appeared before the Docks & Harbor’s board to propose Docks & Harbor’s funding a feasibility study on a public cold storage facility. Specifically, the FDC sought the ability to return to the board with a proposed scope of work and more refined budget.
On April 5, 2010, the FDC approved moving forward with a proposed scope and timeline to the Docks & Harbor’s board to be developed by a subcommittee of the FDC.
On April 29, 2010, the FDC presented its proposed scope and budget for a public cold storage feasibility study. The Docks & Harbor’s board did not vote on the proposal with accompanied comments
• Exhibits (which included the 2010 FDC Annual Report)
On May 4, 2010, the FDC met to discuss the outcome from the Dock’s & Harbor’s meeting. The FDC recommended an intensive inquiry of support from the Juneau seafood processing community
FDC met June 2, 2010 to determine industry support for pursuing feasibility funds for a public cold storage. The FDC determined there was significant support from a bulk of the processing community to continue seeking funds.
March 5, 2012 Fisheries Development Committee Annual Report to the Assembly Human Resources Committee along with a copy of the Study: