Assembly Lands Committee to take up eagle nest buffers

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Assembly Lands Committee will take up a proposal at its meeting this evening to delete the ordinance dealing with eagle nest buffers.

    A memo in the committee’s agenda packet says revision of that section of CBJ code has been on the priority list of the Assembly and Planning Commission for several years because of challenges with implementation and enforcement of the ordinance and the high number of variances.


    The Community Development Department and the Planning Commission recommend deletion of the ordinance, rather than revision, according to the memo.


    The department has developed a draft of voluntary eagle protection measures that has been reviewed by the U. S.  Fish and Wildlife Service.  Once finalized the department says the Best Management Practices Brochure will be available on line and at the CBJ Permit Center.


    The committee will be formally notified at the  meeting that Juneau Youth Services will vacate the property it has leased from the local government on Hurlock Avenue in favor of moving operations to its facility on Montana Creek Road.  A memo to the committee from staff says  Juneau Youth Services plans to vacate the property by December 31.


    The property is over 36,000 square foot in size and has a living area of over 6,400 square feet.  In addition to the main building there are three out buildings.


    The Lands Committee meeting is scheduled to convene at 5 p.m. in Assembly Chambers at City Hall.

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