COVID-19 resolution to highlight Assembly agenda

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Assembly Monday night will consider moderating Governor Dunleavy's phase one plan for reopening Alaska's economy.

    The Juneau Assembly Monday night will consider moderating Governor Dunleavy's phase one plan for reopening Alaska's economy.

    The Governor's order that went in to effect Friday allows certain businesses such as restaurants, retail shops, personal services, public and non-public facing businesses, fishing charters, childcare and day camps, and gyms to reopen on a limited basis under certain conditions and guidance.

    Mandate 16 includes increasing gathering limits from 10 to 20 people. The resolution before the Assembly  would keep the gathering limit to 10 to provide time to evaluate the consequences of the other measures in the mandate

    Mayor Beth Weldon disclosed on Action Line that the state's chief medical officer, Dr. Ann Zink, will be at the special meeting prior to the regular meeting to answer questions.

    An ordinance up for action during the regular meeting appropriates a $50,000 donation from Sealaska Corporation to purchase gear for fire department front line responders as they work to help those in need because of the pandemic.

    There's an ordinance up for public hearing and action that appropriates $16 Million of Airport Revenue Bonds for terminal construction at Juneau International Airport.

    Another appropriation ordinance earmarks $200,000 to purchase land adjacent to the Bartlett Regional Hospital campus that could provide secondary access to the campus.

    There's also an ordinance that appropriates a federal grant of over $111,500 for the construction of a portion of the Bonnie Brae Access Trail to the Treadwell Ditch.  The grant requires a local match of $11,568 which will be met through in-kind labor provided by Trail Mix.

    The Assembly will be asked to approve a bid award for Phase 3-B improvements at Statter Harbor.  This phase calls for the installation of approximately 850 feet of linear feet of moorage floats, a new retaining wall, and a gangway.

    The low bid of Four Million, 236 thousand, and 140 dollars was submitted by Trucano Construction Company.  The engineer's estimate was over 335 thousand dollars lower at $3.9 Million.

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

    The special meeting to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and featuring Dr. Zink is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

    The Assembly's Public Works and Facilities Committee will meet in chambers over the noon hour.

    It will take up a proposal to repair the roof at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool this summer even though the manager has recommended delaying the planned renovation there.  The roof repair would cost $420,000.  Staff says bid ready documents would be ready if the roof repair were to proceed.

    The committee will also hear an update on a North Douglas crossing.  A staff memo says the next step in the process is a partnership with the State Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to complete a Planning and Environmental Linkages Study.  The study's cost is estimated sat $2 Million with the CBJ match amounting to $181,000. 

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