Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Assembly continues to gather information as they ponder the future of Indian Point.
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Lands and Resources Committee will continue discussion on Indian Point during its Jan. 29 meeting at 5 pm in City Hall Chambers. “Deciding how to move forward will be a very slow, deliberative process,” City Manager Rorie Watt said. “I anticipate we’re going to have quite a few meetings on Indian Point.”
Much of a 78-acre parcel of land known as Indian Point is owned by CBJ. The question of doing something with the land has been a recurring issue for years. Last September, Mayor Ken Koelsch reported that he had met with Tlingit elder Marie Olson of the áak’w Khwáan and officials at Goldbelt Inc. regarding Indian Point, and asked the Lands Committee to work on the topic.
As the city begins discussion on possible actions regarding Indian Point, CBJ asked the public for information and comments on the site’s history. The Lands and Resources Committee received some of those comments at its December 4, 2017 meeting. The committee will receive the rest of them at the upcoming Jan. 29 meeting. Public comment on potential actions related to Indian Point will be taken at a later meeting yet to be scheduled.