Campground lease approved

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The assembly recently opened a campground close to town to better serve the homeless population.

    The assembly introduced an ordinance to authorize the city manager to execute a lease agreement with AJT Mining Properties, Inc. for a campground near downtown Juneau.

    The CBJ intends to lease the Mill Campground for 180 days.  It is a replacement for the Thane Campground.

    CBJ officials said the facility will be much easier to access for emergency workers and social service agencies trying to provide services to the homeless.

    In other actions;

    The assembly awarded a $4.24 million bid to Trucano Construction Company to continue the expansion of Statter Harbor phase III.  The project will install approximately 850 linear feet of moorage floats, a new retaining wall, and a gangway at Statter Harbor.  It will create dedicated for-hire charter vessel floats to mitigate congestion at the facility.

    The assembly approved an ordinance to issue $16 million in airport revenue bonds to fund the Juneau International Airport terminal construction project.  The money will be repaid with airport improvement grants and passenger facility charge revenue.  Payments will end in fiscal year 2030.

    In other actions, the assembly appropriated $200,000 to purchase land adjacent to the Bartlett Regional Hospital campus from the hospital fund balance.  The land will provide a secondary access to the campus. 


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