Appropriation ordinances highlight Assembly agenda

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An ordinance up for public hearing and action at tonight's Assembly meeting appropriates $700,000 for the Rainforest Recover Center Detox addition at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

    Another appropriation ordinance earmarks $800,000 in grant funding from the state for a Valley Transit Transfer Center.  

    A funding reduction for the school district is the subject of an measure up for action.  Since enrolment was less than projected, the Assembly must reduce its contribution by $167,000 to remind under the state cap.  The Assembly Finance Committee and the School Board have recommended earmarking that amount to the Kinder Ready Program.

    The rebuild of Project Playground would receive an infusion of $235,000 under terms of another appropriation ordinance.  The funding is being donated by the Juneau Community Foundation.

    A resolution up for action calls for the Assembly to ratify the economic terms of a reopener agreement with the the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.  The reopener covers fiscal year 2019 with the increase also applied to non-represented staff.

    The manager's report on this itme says the two percent increase for MEBA members and non-represented employees is projected to amount to $763,000.

    An interesting ordinance up for introduction increases the penalty for offenses involving damage to public or private property including criminal mischief.   The change calls for those convicted to be sentence to at least 25 hours of community work service.

    The regular Assembly meeting is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m. in Assembly Chambers at City Hall.

    The Human Resources Committee will convene a half hour earlier to take up appointments to various boards and commissions.


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