THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
August 23, 1999
SPECIAL MEETING NO. 99-27: The special meeting of the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, held in the Assembly Chambers of the Municipal Building, was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Deputy Mayor John MacKinnon.
Assembly Present: Presiding Officer Garrett, MacKinnon, Perkins, Powell, Hagevig, Muñoz, and Koelsch
Assembly Absent: Kibby, and Egan
A quorum was present.
Staff Present: Marian Miller, Municipal Clerk; John Hartle, Assistant City Attorney; Cheryl Easterwood, CDD Director; Tim Maguire, Planning Supervisor
Appeal of application by State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for Project approval of Reconstruction and Extension of Haloff Way.
The appellants, Wallace and Merili Scott, and Carrie and Mike Piling were represented by Merili Scott and Mike Piling. In an intervenor status on behalf of the appellees, the CBJ Planning Commission, was Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities represented by Mr. Chris Morrow, Chief Engineer.
The appellants were allowed 30 minutes, total time, to present their arguments. The appellees were allowed 30 minutes, total time, to present their arguments. Ms. Cheryl Easterwood, Director of Community Development Department representing the Planning Commission presented their arguments.
The Assembly was given the opportunity to ask questions of each presenter. No witnesses were calling this proceeding.
E X E C U T I V E S E S S I O N
6:10 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Assembly Action:MOTION – by MacKinnon, to grant the appeal and he asked for a no vote.
Ms. Muñoz objected.
Ayes: Muñoz, and Powell
Nays: Koelsch, MacKinnon, Perkins, Garrett, and Hagevig
motion fails 2:5
Mr. Garrett announced that the appeal of the Planning Commission decision was denied by the Assembly sitting in a quasi-judicial capacity. He said there were a couple caveats to that though, and he told Mr. Morrow that they would appreciate it if the DOT would take the opportunity to meet with Mr. Koelsch, the Chairman of the Transportation Committee that is working on the long range transportation plan for Juneau. There were a number of concerns that all the Assemblymembers shared about the cumulative impacts, transportation wide, this would have in that area and some of the safety issues that were raised. Assuming this would not be built until next summer, there might be some time during the next few months to make some minor adjustments. Substantial alterations to traffic patterns would occur in that part of the Valley as a result of this and he hoped Mr. Morrow would discuss that with Mr. Koelsch.
Mr. Garrett directed the city attorney to draft the findings and circulate those to the parties. The basis was that the Planning Commission had substantial evidence presented to them at which a reasonable person could have come to the same conclusion that they did.
Marian Miller, Clerk
Deputy Mayor MacKinnon