Docks and Harbors to receive updates on several projects

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Docks and Harbors Board of Directors will receive several updates at Thursday's meeting.

    One will be on the Cultural Immersion Center planned by Tlingit - Haida Central Council on land leased by the department out Thane Road.

    Port Director Carl Uchytil was on Action Line Wednesday and said that the council is seeking support to raze the building there now.  He said the board will provide permission to conduct a controlled burn which Capital City Fire Rescue will oversee.  He expects that will occur in November.

    An  update on the Archipelago project will be provided to the board by Port Engineer Gary Gillette who joined Uchytil on the program and said they are moving forward with their design.  It will be for a 12 place staging area for vehicles of up to 25 feet who transport passengers and include a covered waiting area.  

    Uchutil says they are negotiating a purchase and sale agreement this week with the private land owner, Morris Communications.

    A public meeting was conducted Monday on improvements proposed to the Amalga Harbor Launch Ramp facility.  The board will hear about that as well, according to Uchytil, who said they determined the best solution would be to extend  the boarding float with a 75 by 12 foot cleaning station.  By more than doubling the the boarding float at low tide, Uchytil said this will allow greater access to the ramp and still allow fish cleaning capability.

    The board will also be updated on the next phases of work at Statter Harbor that involve the moorage area for the charter fleet

    The Docks and Harbors Board meeting is scheduled to convene at 5 p.m. in Assembly Chambers at City Hall.


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