AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT

THE CITYAND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Monday, June 19, 2000 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building

Meeting No. 2000-12

Submitted by: _____________________________

David R. Palmer

City & Borough Deputy Manager

 

  1. FLAG SALUTE
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
  4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    1. 6/05/00-Regular Meeting No. 2000-11
  1. MANAGER’S REQUEST FOR AGENDA CHANGES
  2. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS. (Not to exceed a total of 20 minutes nor more than 5 minutes for any individual).
  3. CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Public and Assembly Requests for Consent Agenda Changes, Other Than Ordinances for Introduction
    2. Assembly Action
    1. Ordinances for Introduction
    1. Ordinance No. 2000-22
    2. An Ordinance Amending the Land Use Code to Remove a Requirement for Pedestrian Easements Connecting Beach Lots at the Extreme High Tide Line in Remote Subdivision Areas.

      This amendment responds to concerns, voiced most recently by former Assemblymember Ralph Kibby, that remote subdivisions should not be burdened with a requirement to provide a pedestrian easement.

      I recommend that this ordinance be introduced and set for action at your next regular meeting.

    3. Ordinance No. 2000-26
    4. An Ordinance Amending the Building Code to Increase Permit, Plan Review, and Inspection Fees. Presented by the Manager.

      This ordinance increases the fee for building permits by 10% over current levels. The proposed increase was offered as a part of the Community Development Department’s FY01 budget submittal as a revenue enhancement and was accepted by the Finance Committee for inclusion into the budget. It is expected to generate approximately $50,000 in additional revenue at the current level of permit applications.

      The resultant fee schedule will remain approximately 20% lower than the fees recommended by the International Conference of Building Officials as published in the 1997 Uniform Building Code. Juneau does not require additional permit fees based on the number of mechanical, electrical or plumbing fixtures thus our comparable fee schedule is even lower than many other cities. As an example, the resultant cost of a permit and plan review for a $200,000 house would be $1,781.10.

      I recommend that this ordinance be introduced and set for action at your next regular meeting.

    5. Ordinance No. 99-17 (AK)
    6. An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $325,144 As Partial Funding For The Gastineau Avenue Reconstruction Project. Such Funds Provided By The Water Fund Retained Earnings.
      Presented by the Manager.

      This ordinance appropriates $325,144 in Water Fund retained earnings as partial funding for replacement of all water mains and associated work along Gastineau Avenue.

      An additional $175,935 of Water Utility funds from closed capital improvement projects will be transferred into the Gastineau Avenue reconstruction project to fund the estimated $501,709 in water improvement costs.

      This action has been approved by the Public Works and Facilities Committee as part of the strategy to fund the Gastineau Avenue reconstruction project. A memorandum from the Public Works Director describing the complexities of the project can be found in your packets.

      After this ordinance is appropriated, the balance in the Water Fund retained earnings will be $3,202,045.

      I recommend that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular assembly meeting.

    7. Ordinance No. 99-17 (AL)
    8. An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $4,414 To Adjust Fiscal Year 2000 Budgeted Library Grants To The Actual Grant Amounts Received. Such Funds Provided By The Alaska Department Of Education. Presented by the Manager.

      This ordinance appropriates $4,414 in Alaska Department of Education grant funds to the Library.

      A summary of the Library FY00 grant budgets are shown in the table below:

    ADJUSTMENTS TO LIBRARY GRANTS

    Grant

    Original FY00 Budget

    Increase (Decrease)

    Revised FY00 Budget

    1. Public Library Assistance

    $ 20,000

    $ (1,100)

    $ 18,900

    2. Regional Mail Services

    90,000

    (22,120)

    67,880

    3. Net Lender

    -0-

    2,634

    2,634

    4. Equipment Upgrade

    -0-

    25,000

    25,000

    Total

    $110,000

    $ 4,414

    $114,414

    I recommend that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular assembly meeting.

  1. Ordinance No. 99-17(AM)

    An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $45,000 As Partial Funding For Development Of A Wetlands Mitigation Program. Such Funds Provided By The Environmental Protection Agency. Presented by the Manager.

    This ordinance will appropriate $45,000 in grant funds from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Wetland Protection Program for phase II of the development of a CBJ Wetlands Mitigation program. There is a $18,500 project match requirement. The CBJ will provide $13,900 in staff time, which is included in the Community Development Department’s FY01 Budget. The remaining match of $4,600 will be made up of in-kind services from local groups and state agencies.

    Phase I of the project provided a conceptual plan for development of the Wetlands Mitigation program. This conceptual plan was reviewed and supported by the Committee of the Whole at their April 10, 2000 meeting.

    Phase II of the project will include development of specific details for creation and operation of the Wetlands Mitigation program. It is anticipated that phase II will be completed in June 2001.

    A copy of the grant application and EPA acceptance letter can be found in your packet.

    I recommend that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular assembly meeting.

  1. Ordinance No. 99-17 (AN)

An Ordinance Authorizing The Manager To Transfer The Sum Of $182,000 From Harbor Operations To The Norway Point Float Capital Project. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance will transfer $182,000 in Harbor contingency funds to the Norway Point Float capital project for completion of the project.

This project will be located at the northwest corner of the Norway Point/Yacht Club lot. The project will entail the construction of a new shore-side gangway abutment, installation of a covered gangway and concrete-float gangway pad, and the driving of appropriate steel piling to accommodate a seasonal float for short-term moorage and commercial fishing gear repairs.

The Harbor Board approved this action at their regular meeting of October 28, 1999. A copy of the Harbor Board minutes can be found in your packets.

I recommend that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular assembly meeting.

    1. Resolutions
    1. Resolution No. 2038

A Resolution Rescheduling the Regular Assembly Meetings in July to July 10 and July 24, 2000.

This resolution reschedules the regular meetings in July from the 3rd and 17th to the 10th and 24th in order to accommodate Independence Day celebrations and to avoid meetings on successive Mondays in July.

I recommend that this resolution be adopted.

    1. ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING
  1. ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING
    1. Ordinance No. 2000-23
    2. An Ordinance Amending the Lands Code to Prohibit Camping on Public Rights of Way Except as Authorized by Official Signage, and Amending the Traffic Code to Refer to Such Prohibition. Presented by the Manager.

      This ordinance creates rules for camping on public rights-of-way. Currently, there are no special rules, and campers are subject only to the 96-hour maximum applicable to general public lands.

      The new rule will permit camping in a right-of-way only in specially designated areas, but extends the time limit to 120 hours. The new time limit is applied to general public lands as well.

      I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

      Public Hearing

      Assembly Action

    3. Ordinance No. 2000-24
    4. An Ordinance Amending the Official Zoning Map of the City and Borough to Change the Zoning of Lots 1 through 10 and Lots 1 & 2, Block F, Glacier Village Subdivision No. 2 from Single-Family/Duplex Residential to D-5 Transitional to D-18, Multifamily. Presented by the Manager.

      The Planning Commission, at its meeting of March 14, approved a request to change the zoning of Lots 1 through 10, Block D, and Lots 1 and 2, Block F, Glacier Village Subdivision No. 2. from D-5, Single-Family/Duplex Residential to D-5 (T) D-18. This zone change would allow the current D-5, Single-Family/Duplex Residential zoning to transition to D-18, Multifamily Residential zoning (allowing 18 dwellings per acre) at the time that improvements are made to the intersection of Valley Boulevard and the Mendenhall Loop Road. These improvements will be those necessary to bring the intersection to a safe level of service acceptable to CBJ and the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

      The transition from D-5 to D-18 could be approved at a future time by the Planning Commission without further action by the Assembly. The Planning Commission recommended that any later transition be subject to the conditions listed in this ordinance.

      I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

      Public Hearing

      Assembly Action

    5. Ordinance No. 2000-25

An Ordinance Authorizing the Manager to Convey Lots 10, 14, 32, and 54, S’It'Tuwan Subdivision, to Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority Subject to Certain Conditions in Support of the Juneau-Douglas High School Home Building Project. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance provides the real property necessary for a multi-year extension of the Juneau Douglas High School Home Building Program.

The Lands Division, Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, the Juneau School District, and the Juneau Home Builders Association, have worked out a system that starts with the sale of these four lots to Tlingit-Haida. Tlingit-Haida then places a modular building on one of the sites for use as a classroom for the construction students. The School District will then provide the permits and student labor necessary to develop the lots, using supplies and material provided by Tlingit-Haida. The lots will be developed one after the other in a program that will extend over four or five years. The modular classroom will be converted to a permanent structure or will be removed to make room for a residence.

At the conclusion of the process, the community will have several units of new affordable housing, and the High School Home Building program will have many new graduates to its credit.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

Public Hearing

Assembly Action

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  2. NEW BUSINESS
  3. STAFF REPORTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
    1. Amendments to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Regulations

These regulations were available for public comment from May 12 – June 2, 2000. No comments were received. The regulations would: amend the definition of courtesy vehicle; clarify that the Chief of Police appoints the administrator; amend the fee schedule regarding late fees for chauffeur permits; amend the penalty point system to add points for new offenses established in Ordinance 2000-09, to include an offense omitted from the schedule and to omit an administrative violation from the schedule; amend the chauffeur license section regarding when late application fees apply, to require that applicants are physically able to safely operate commercial passenger vehicles, to clarify the renewal application process and to provide for temporary licenses; amend vehicle standards to include passenger capacity standards; amend the control zone map to allow approved stops at commercial lodging facilities by shuttles serving airport and ferry passengers; amend the purpose of the shuttle endorsement to include Auke Bay Ferry Terminal passengers as a market segment; amend the shuttle market segment of central business district shoppers and strollers, and amend conditions of a shuttle endorsement to include scheduled stops.

The approval of these amendments will not require any increased appropriations by the municipality nor any new costs to persons subject to the regulations.

These regulations are provided to the Assembly as an information item: no action is required. Unless the Assembly directs otherwise, the Manager will issue the regulations with an effective date 7 days after they have been filed with the clerk.

  1. ASSEMBLY REPORTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

    1. Committee Reports
    2. Liaison Reports
    3. Presiding Officer Reports
  1. ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
  2. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
  3. ADJOURNMENT

Note: Agenda packets are available for review at the Juneau Municipal Libraries.

ADA Accommodations Available Upon Request: Please contact the Clerk’s Office 72 hours prior to any meeting so arrangements can be made to have a sign language interpreter present or an audiotape containing the Assembly’s agenda made available. The Clerk’s Office telephone number is 586-5278, TDD 586-5351, e-mail: Laurie_Sica@ci.juneau.ak.us.