Three Assembly Committee meetings on tap Monday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Committee of the Whole will take up the lease of the Hurlock property vacated recently by Juneau Youth Services during its meeting Monday evening.

    Mayor Ken Koelsch talked about the five proposals on Action Line.   He said the Lands Committee reviewed the proposals and ranked the Alaska Legacy Partners proposal for a senior care center and the Gehring Nursery  School as the top proposals.  The mayor both are "high needs" in Juneau.

    The other proposals were submitted by Aunt Margaret's House, Polaris House, and Prama Home, Inc.   The Aunt Margaret's House proposal would involve housing for seasonal workers and housing for those making a transition from prison.  Polaris Home would provide housing for those in need of mental health care.  Prama House is proposing a combination of purposes including homeless youth and Pre K child care and elder care.

    The recommendations from the Public Task Force are on the agenda.

    The committee will receive a state parking update, according to the mayor.  "We're looking at  some state positions moving downtown and in order to accommodate them there has to be parking.  We're looking at the Subport especially the area that has been acquired for district heating in the future."

    A joint meet with the board of Bartlett Regional Hospital is also planned.  The Committee of the Whole is scheduled to convene at 6 p.m.

    The Public Works and Facilities Committee is scheduled to convene earlier at 4:30 p.m. Topping that agenda is the future management of Centennial Hall.  It's proposed to shift management from the Parks and Recreation Department to the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.

    Snow plowing complaints are also on that agenda for discussion.  

    The Assembly's Lands and Resources Committee meets at Noon.  That panel will take up an application from Rainforest Telecom, Incorporated requesting a utility easement across CBJ property located north of the ferry terminal on the uphill side of Glacier Highway.

    Also on the agenda is a request from Vertical Bridge Holdings to construct a 150 foot cellular tower adjacent to the Lena Point water reservoir.

    That committee meeting is scheduled to convene at Noon

    All of the meetings will be held in Assembly Chambers at City Hall.



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