THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

APRIL 28, 1999

MEETING NO. 99-14: The Regular meeting of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, held in the Assembly Chambers of the Municipal Building, was called to order at 7:10 p.m. by Mayor Dennis Egan.

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. Assembly Present: Kibby, MacKinnon, Perkins, Powell, Egan, Hagevig, Muñoz and Koelsch

    Assembly Absent: Garrett

    A quorum was present.

    Staff Present: Marian Miller, Municipal Clerk; Dave Palmer, City Manager; John Corso, City Attorney; Donna Pierce, Deputy City Manager

  4. Ordinance 99-16
  5. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING MONEY OUT OF THE TREASURY FOR FY00 SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATIONS.

    Administrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be referred to the Assembly Finance Committee for review and scheduled for final public hearing on May 26, 1999.

    Public Testimony: None

    Assembly Action:

    MOTION – by MacKinnon, for the purpose of amendment.

    Mr. MacKinnon said earlier discussion, formally and informally, was to set the local support at the minimum required by law, four mills. Mr. Palmer said the Manager’s Action item would be where the minimum contribution would be set; this would just establish the public hearing date for the School District budget and whatever number was shown in the budget could be amended. Ms. Pierce added that this ordinance was how it was introduced and was what was in the preliminary budget. It could be amended now if the Assembly chose to, but for the action item that follows, it sets the minimum amount as required by law. Mayor Egan clarified that if this was lowered to that figure, it would accomplish the same purpose. Mr. Palmer said if they were talking about the local contribution level, the action item would be the place to do it.

    Mr. MacKinnon withdrew his amendment.

    MOTION – by MacKinnon, that the ordinance be forwarded to the Assembly Finance Committee for review and scheduled for final public hearing on May 26, 1999.

    Ms. Muñoz clarified this increased the amount over last year by a small amount, even though it was at the minimum. Mr. Duncan said that this was the amount requested by the School District, and is four or five hundred thousand dollars over last year’s amount. Mayor Egan clarified that was not the final figure.

    There being no objection, it was so ordered.

  6. Ordinance No. 99-17
  7. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING MONEY OUT OF THE TREASURY FOR FY00 CITY AND BOROUGH OPERATIONS.

    dministrative Report: Attached. The Manager recommended that this ordinance be referred to the Assembly Finance Committee for review and scheduled for a final public hearing on June 14, 1999.

    Public Testimony: None

    Assembly Action:

    MOTION – by MacKinnon, recommending the ordinance be forwarded to the Assembly Finance Committee for review and scheduled for a final public hearing on June 14, 1999. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

  8. SCHOOL FUNDING
  9. MOTION – read by Ms. Miller, to set the minimum amount of local support to be made available for education at $16,215,300.00.

    Administrative Report: Mr. Palmer said the requirement was to contribute no less than the equivalent of four mills, so the minimum required would be $9,724,903.00. The Assembly could contribute to the School District anything between that number and the maximum of $16,618,800.00. Mr. Palmer’s recommendation, assuming funding to the cap, would be to back off from that a proportional share based on discussions with regards to the cuts to Municipal Assistance Revenue Sharing. If those cuts were prorated the cap would be reduced by $403,500.00 and that would be his recommendation.

    Mr. MacKinnon clarified that once the level was set, the Assembly could not go below it.

    MOTION – by MacKinnon, to set the minimum amount of local support to be made available to the School District at the minimum required by law, or four mills, which equals $9,724,903.00. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

  10. ADJOURNMENT - There being no further business to come before the Assembly, and no objection, the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

Signed: ________________________________

Marian Miller, Clerk

 

Signed: ________________________________

Mayor Egan