CBJ discusses joining Centennial Hall with JACC

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Public Works and Facilities Committee learned three local groups support connecting the two facilities.

    The letter from the New JACC Partnership, Travel Juneau and the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce asked the CBJ to spent money on professional services to evaluate a merged project.

    The letter stated the joint facility would provide efficiencies in construction, maintenance, and management.

    The groups support a merger of the convention and art spaces.

    No action was taken by the Committee.

    In other actions, the Committee heard about the Clean Water Act violations from the Department of Environmental Conservation.  The Juneau Douglas and the Mendenhall Treatment Plants had violations over a five year period.  The most violations occurred in 2017.  These violations occurred during a major construction project called headworks.  Most of the violations were linked to high strength effluent.

    The CBJ will meet with the DEC this week.

    The CBJ vowed to improve the planning and collaboration with cruise lines when they dispose of effluent and waste.  They also plan monitoring upgrades.

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