AGENDA/MANAGER’S REPORT

THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Monday, March 15, 1999 – 7:00 PM

Assembly Chambers – Municipal Building

Meeting No. 99-09

Submitted by: _____________________________

David R. Palmer

City & Borough Manger

  1. FLAG SALUTE
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  4. 1. 01/11/99 - Special Mtg. No. 99-02

    2. 01/17/99 - Special Mtg. No. 99-02

    3. 01/27/99 - Special Mtg. No. 99-02

    4. 01/11/99 - Regular Mtg. No. 99-03

    5. 02/01/99 - Regular Mtg. No. 99-04

    SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

  5. MANAGER’S REPORT FOR AGENDA CHANGES
  6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS. (Not to exceed a total of 20 minutes nor more than 5 minutes for any individual).
  7. CONSENT AGENDA

The Consent Agenda includes routine items of business, which may not require separate discussion. When the Mayor calls for public comment on the Consent Agenda, you may raise your hand and the Mayor will recognize you asking which item(s) you wish to have removed from the Consent Agenda for separate discussion and action. Following the removal of any item from the Consent Agenda, the Assembly votes on the remaining items in one motion. (Ordinances for introduction generally may not be removed from the Consent Agenda.)

All items that are removed from the Consent Agenda will follow the format of: Administrative or Committee Report, Public Hearing/Participation and Assembly Action.

  1. Ordinances:

1. Ordinance No. 99-11

An Ordinance Repealing and Readopting the City and Borough of Juneau Land Management Plan, Authorizing the Sale of Certain City and Borough Land in Accordance with the Plan and Setting Forth the Terms and Conditions Related to the Sale. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance will adopt the Land Management Plan-1999 Update and authorize the sale of various City and Borough properties. This plan is a revision of the Land Management Plan adopted in 1995.

A key feature of the Plan is a systematic program for the disposal of land. Nineteen parcels are listed for immediate disposal and would be sold upon adoption of this ordinance. Approximately 4,400 acres of other lands consisting of ten large tracts are listed for long term disposal. These parcels are generally lacking one or more public services and will be sold in a sequential basis when full utilities are available. While the extension of municipal services will take place over a period of time, there is a benefit to keeping the public informed of which properties will be developed in the future. Additionally the allocation of public dollars for utility extension can occur in a manner, which supports the land disposal program and implements the Comprehensive Plan.

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Land Management Plan on March 9, 1999 and recommended adoption of the Plan with no changes.

I recommend this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the regular meeting of April 5, 1999.

2. Ordinance No. 99-12

An Ordinance Creating Local Improvement District No. 85 of the City and Borough; Finding That Such Local Improvement District is in the Public Interest; Setting the Boundaries of Such Local Improvement District; Providing for the Improvements to Be Acquired, Constructed and Installed Consisting of Reconstruction of Existing Roadbed and Sanitary Sewer System, and New Construction of Pavement, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalks, Underground Storm Drainage, and a High Pressure Water System for Portions of John Street, David Street and Simpson Avenue at an Estimated Cost of $1,725,000 of Which an Estimated $280,429 is to Be Borne by Properties Specially Benefitted and an Estimated $1,444,571 by the City and Borough; Directing That the Work Be Done; That Any Land Necessary or Useful Be Acquired and That Eminent Domain Including Use of Declaration of Taking is Authorized; Creating Special Assessment Fund No. 85; and Finding That Special Benefit to the Property Within the Described District Exists and That Each Lot or Tract Within the Described District Will Be Specially Benefitted in Proportion to the Amount Assessed. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance establishes LID 85 for reconstruction of existing roadbed and sanitary sewer system, and new construction of pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, underground storm drainage, and a high-pressure water system for portions of John Street, David Street and Simpson Avenue within Belleview Subdivision. The estimated total construction cost of the project is $1,725,000. The properties benefited will bear approximately $280,429 of the cost of the improvement, and the city and borough will bear the remainder, or $1,444,571.

The appropriate step at this time is for the Assembly to introduce this ordinance and schedule it for public hearing at its regular meeting of April 19, 1999. In the interim, notices will be published in the newspaper and sent to residents in the proposed LID so that they will have the opportunity to make their views known to the Assembly.

Your packet includes the legal description for LID No. 85, a project map, a sample of the letter to be sent to the property owners in the proposed LID, a copy of the public notice, the proposed assessment roll, and the results of an informal ballot answered by most property owners in the LID. Out of a possible 229 votes from the informal ballot, Engineering received 162 votes, with 96 in favor of the LID and 66 opposed.

I recommend that this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the April 19, 1999 regular meeting.

3. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AF)

An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $4,000 for Purchase of a Painting for the City Museum’s Permanent Collection. Such Funds Provided by the Museum Acquisition Fund. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance appropriates $4,000 from the Museum Acquisition Fund for purchase of a four part contemporary painting by Jakki Kouffman entitled, "Out the Road Panorama," which depicts a sunrise over Tee Harbor. The artist is willing to sell the painting to the City Museum at a price below market value. The painting fits into the museum plan for acquisitions for the permanent collection.

After this ordinance is adopted, the balance in the Museum Acquisition Fund will be $17,200.

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

4. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AG)

An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $139,839 for the Following Airport Capital Projects: Guidance Signs/Layout Plan, Juneau Airport Runway Lights, and Acquisition of a Replacement Urea Truck. Such Funds, $135,376 Provided by the Federal Aviation Administration and $4,464 Provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance appropriates $139,376 in Federal Aviation (FAA) Grant funds and $4,463 in Alaska Department of Transportation Grant funds to close out three Airport capital improvement projects. The projects have been completed for some time, and the City was waiting for the grant amendments so that the project could be financially closed. Pending receipt of the additional grant funds, expenditures for these projects were recorded in the Airport Project Design account. The expenditures will be moved into their respective projects once this appropriating ordinance is adopted.

Copies of the FAA grant amendments are included in the packet for your reference.

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

5. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AH)

An Ordinance Authorizing the Manager to Transfer the Sum of $72,682. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance transfers $72,682 from two completed capital improvement projects to the General Fund and the Land Fund as follows:

    1. The White Subdivision Reconstruction project is substantially complete and has excess funds. $60,000 will be used to support CIP and federal lobbying efforts. These funds are provided by the FY97 Areawide 1% CIP Sales Tax.
    2. The Threadneedle Sidewalk Construction project is complete. Funding for this project was provided from the Land Fund Unreserved Fund Balance, so the funds remaining in the project ($12,682) will be returned to the Land Fund.

The transfer was submitted to the Public Works and Facilities Committee on March 3, 1999 for their review. The Committee recommended that this transfer ordinance be forwarded to the Assembly for approval.

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

6. Ordinance 98-17(AI)

An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $1,000,000 for Mendenhall Treatment Plant Improvements. Such Funds Provided by a Loan from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Presented by the Manager.

This ordinance appropriates a $1,000,000 loan from the Alaska Department of Conservation, Alaska Clean Water Fund for improvements to the Mendenhall Treatment Plant. These improvements are as follows:

    1. Replace the original custom-built treated waste decanter with new off-the-shelf equipment;
    2. Replace the existing superview control and data acquisition system with new PC and PLC based off-the-shelf software and hardware;
    3. Evaluate and reconfigure the Mendenhall Plant solids handling process to make it more efficient and reduce odors from the source, and;
    4. Make major repairs to the old metal plant building, which has deteriorated due to corrosion.

Contract interest rate on the loan will be 3.46% to be paid back over a period of twenty years beginning one year after completion of this project.

A copy of Resolution No. 1962 authorizing application for the loan and a letter from DEC making the loan offer can be found in your packet.

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

  1. Resolutions:
    1. 1. Resolution No. 1981

      A Resolution Thanking Senator Murkowski and Congressman Young for Federal Legislation Supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund Stateside Program, and Urging Congress to Fully Fund the Legislation. Presented by the Manager.

      This resolution urges congressional support for the Land and Water Fund "Stateside" program, which has been a big help to CBJ. It was a source of funds for development at Capital Park, Cope Park, Savikko Park, Melvin Park, Twin Lakes and Marine Park and 52.5 acres of land acquisition at Savikko and Brotherhood Parks.

      I recommend that this resolution be adopted.

      2. Resolution No. 1983

      A Resolution Requesting the State of Alaska to Provide Direct Grants for Certain Capital Improvement Projects in Order of Priority for Fiscal Year 2000. Presented by the Public Works & Facilities Committee.

      This resolution lists the capital improvement projects that will be included in the CBJ’s Fiscal Year 2000 request to Governor Knowles and the Alaska State Legislature for capital project funds. The Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee through a public process composed the list.

      The list will be forwarded to the Governor and Legislature as soon as possible for consideration during the FY2000 State budget process.

      I recommend that this resolution be adopted.

  2. Bid Awards:
    1. 1. Bid Award No. E99-228: East End Improvements & Ramp at Aero Services

      Bids were opened on the subject project on February 8, 1999. The bid protest period expired at 4:30pm on February 9, 1999. Results of the bid opening are as follows:

      Responsive Base Bid Add Alt 1 Add Alt 2 Add Alt 3 Total Bid
      SECON, Inc. $323,009.30 $75,180.00 $56,288.00 $47,760.00 $502,237.30
      Glacier State
      Contractors, Inc.

      $446,947.00

      $77,340.00 $51,600.00 $49,804.00 $625,691.00
      South Coast, Inc. $436,368.50 $83,950.00 $69,522.00 $48,305.00 $638,145.00
      Engineer’s Estimate $522,1916.20 $123,525.00 $58,662.00 $67,721.00 $772,104.20

      The Base Bid includes paving taxiway areas in the vicinity of the Middelton Hangars and constructing an asphalt ramp in the vicinity of Aero Services. Additive Alternate No. 1 includes construction of approximately 890 l.f. of 10-inch D.I. waterline, and approximately 165 l.f. of 8-inch D.I. waterline. Additive Alternate No. 2 includes paving improvements at Gate "F". Additive Alternate No. 3 includes paving an extended ramp area near Middelton Hangar. This project is consistent with both the existing airport master plan and the proposed revised plan.

      Funding source - FAA grant; total project funds - $1,033,500. This project is referenced under Ordinance 98-17(AD), scheduled for public hearing at tonight’s meeting.

      I recommend award of this project, contingent upon the adoption of Ordinance No. 98-17 (AD), to SECON, Inc. in the amount bid for the Base Bid and Additive Alternates 1, 2 and 3, for a total award of $502,237.30.

       

      2. Bid Award No. E99-190: St. Ann’s Avenue Reconstruction

      Bids were opened on the subject project on March 5, 1999. The bid protest period expired at 4:30pm on March 8, 1999. Results of that bid opening are as follows:

       

      Responsive Base Bid Add Alt Total Bid
      Arete Construction
      Corporation
       

      $1,112,697.00

       

      $83,517.00

       

      $1,196,214.00

      Miller Construction
      Company
       

      $1,251,114.15

       

      $96,801.00

       

      $1,347,915.15

      Glacier State
      Contractors, Inc.
      $1,275,019.00 $131,656.00 $1,406,675.00
      Engineer’s Estimate $1,334,257.00 $94,738.00 $1,428,995.00

      Funding source: FY99 Areawide Street Sales Tax

      Total project funds: $2,032,784

      The Base Bid for this project consists of the reconstruction of St. Ann’s Avenue from Treadwell Street to Third Street and Savikko Road, including replacement of water, sanitary sewer and most of the storm drainage systems. Additive Alternate work involves the construction of a paved cul-de-sac to be located on St. Ann’s Avenue just south of Treadwell Street. Phased completion: all work under contractor September 7, 1999.

      I recommend award of this project to Arete Construction Corporation in the amount bid for the Base Bid and Additive Alternate, for a total award of $1,196,214.00.

  3. Transfer Requests:

1. Transfer No. T-659: Transfers $566,881 Which Closes Twenty-seven Capital Improvement Projects and Provides Ongoing Funding for Thirteen Capital Improvement Projects

Transfers from:

D71-83 Library Site Planning/Acquisition $ 523

P396-05 Bonnie Brae Park 1,020

P396-07 Centennial Hall Walkway Improvement 1,080

P396-17 Deferred Building Maintenance 150,000

P59-85 Marine Park Phase II 1,500

P75-89 Covered Playground Construction 19,794

Z492-00 Areawide Capital Projects 4,843

Z499-00 General Sales Tax Capital Projects 50

D374-23 Auke Bay Parking Expansion 115,641

D374-36 Eaglecrest Lodge Roof Repair 3,464

D374-10 Enhance 911 System 6,493

F22-84 Douglas Fire Station/Library 19,885

R412-32 White Subdivision Street Reconstruction 5,000

R412-42 Craig St. and Mountainside Drive Reconstruction 10,978

R412-43 Julep Street Drainage V 11,894

R412-47 Retaining Wall Reconstruction 667

R412-48 5th Street Douglas Paving 513

R412-53 Nancy Street/Tongass Blvd. Reconstruction 35,000

R412-56 Wire Street Flood Damage 1,862

S201-90 Auke Bay Elementary School Addition 11,385

S202-90 Gastineau Elementary School Gym Addition 33,086

S454-58 Gastineau Elementary School Renovations 71,162

U200-92 Channel Drive Sewer Extension 21,159

U201-92 Back Loop Sewer Extension I 2,410

U484-43 Pressing Plant 1,181

U484-48 Goat Hill Back Loop Sewer Extension II 1,952

U484-55 Mendenhall Valley Treatment Plan Metal Siding 22,088

U484-57 Sewer Process Safety Equipment 12,251

$566,881

Transfers to:

P396-09 Trail Improvements $ 339

D374-21 Health and Social Services Building Repairs 28,471

F413-12 Juneau Fire Station Repairs 150,000

H354-71 Statter Harbor Parking/Pedestrian Improvements 115,641

D374-47 Eaglecrest Maintenance Shop Replacement-Design 3,464

F413-06 Integrated Computer Record System 6,493

P396-17 Deferred Maintenance 19,885

R412-57 Downtown Juneau Flood Damage 393

D374-58 Mountainside Storm Drainage Improvements 65,521

S454-61 Dzantik’I Heeni Master Plan 3,600

S100-93 1989/1991 SD GO Bond Interest Income Account 112,033

U484-58 Lemon Creek Lift Station Reconstruction 61,041

$566,881

This transfer closes numerous capital improvement projects that have been completed. In most cases, projects with excess budget are being used to offset similar projects with budget deficits with the following exception:

The Public Works & Facilities Committee reviewed the list of projects at its March 3rd meeting; the committee recommends approval of the request.

I recommend that this transfer be approved.

2. Transfer Request No. T-660: Transfers $2,715 from Airport Revolving Capital Reserve Account (CIP A345-33) to General Aviation and Air Cargo Area Improvements/Replacement of Snow Removal Equipment/Wildlife Study

This transfer request moves $2,715 of Passenger Facility Charges from the Airport Revolving Capital Reserve Account for completion of a variety of airport projects which are described in the manager’s report for Ordinance 98-17(AD), scheduled for public hearing at tonight’s meeting. This transfer request brings the local match to the required amount of $32,298 for the project.

After Ordinance 98-17(AD) is adopted and Transfer Request T-660 is approved, the funds available balances, budgets and status of the projects will be as follows:

After the transfers are approved, the fund available balances, budgets, and status for the projects will be as follows:

Transfer Status/
Project Number/
Project Name 
Unobligated
Funds Available 
Prior to Transfer
Unobligated
Funds Available
After Transfer
Total Project
Budget
After Transfer
Status
Transferred from:
A345-33/
Airport Revolving
Capital Reserve Account
$313,161 $310,446 $310,446 on-going
Transferred to:
A345-35/
GA and Air Cargo Improve-
ments/Replacement of
Snow Removal Equipment/
Wildlife Study project
$1,030,800* $1,033,515 $1,033,515 new

I recommend that this transfer be approved, contingent upon the adoption of Ordinance No. 98-17 (AD).

E. Liquor Licenses:

1. Two-Year Renewals:

Restaurant/Eating Place: Jovany’s Italian Restaurant

General Wholesale: Alaska Distributors Co.

Package Stores: Costco

The Finance, Fire, Police and Community Development departments have reviewed the applications and indicated no objections. The Human Resources Committee met on Monday, March 1, 1999 and adopted motions to recommend the Assembly waive its right to protest the two-year liquor license renewals for the above-listed businesses.

I recommend the Assembly adopt the Human Resources Committee recommendation and waive its right to protest the licenses as reported.

  1. ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

1. Ordinance No. 99-04

An Ordinance Repealing the For-Hire Vehicle Code, Enacting the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Code, and Establishing Penalties for Violations. Presented by the Manager.

Administrative or Staff Report

The proposed commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) system consists of an ordinance and implementing regulations. The regulations have been separately distributed to assembly members and the general public as part of the regulatory review process required by CBJ 01.60. After public comment has been received, staff will undertake internal review, amend the regulations as necessary, and include them as an information item on the Assembly's agenda at a meeting in April. Comments received to date are included in your packet.

Although the regulations contain many of the details of the CPV system, the essential policies (and the criminal sanctions) must be established by the ordinance. Thanks to the hard work of the CPV Task Force, we have a good indication of which policies seem to be the most important, and which regulations seem to be the most effective. At this point, it is important that the Assembly confirm the policies so that staff can finalize the regulations.

Basically, the system consists of three kinds of permits: chauffeur's licenses for drivers, vehicle safety approvals (VSA's) for vehicles, and certificates of public convenience and necessity for CPV businesses.

The city regulates five kinds of CPV services: taxis, shuttles, tour vehicles, limousines, and charter vehicles. The regulations are aimed primarily at driver competence, vehicle safety, defining certificate holder responsibility, and economic protection of the taxi industry.

The system will be administered and primarily enforced by the police department with an employee position known as the "CPV Administrator" funded by revenues from permit fees.

The system must charge substantial fees in order to be self-supporting. The administrative and enforcement efforts required by this system are substantial. The new system should provide much clearer and more enforceable standards for the industry, clarify distinctions among types of service, and provide for more effective enforcement through a combination of infractions and administrative penalties. The new system should provide significantly more protection for taxi operators from competing services than in the past.

I recommend that this ordinance be adopted.

Public Hearing

Assembly Action

2. Ordinance No. 99-05

An Ordinance Amending the Water Utility Code to Establish Standards and Procedures for Termination of Service. Presented by the Manager.

Administrative or Staff Report

Current procedures for disconnecting water customers are inadequate under modern laws and standards. This ordinance brings our procedures up to date in the following ways:

1. It establishes a system for summary disconnection in cases of safety, health, or other emergencies.

2. It precludes use of water disconnection as an enforcement device in private disputes, such as those between landlords and tenants.

3. It improves the system for providing notice to customers prior to shutoff, including extra notice for the disabled, homebound and others with special needs. It also affords tenants an opportunity to take over the account of landlords who are delinquent in paying water bills.

4. It provides for recovery of CBJ property at the customer's location, reconnection of service, imposition of liens, and similar administrative details.

I recommend that this ordinance be adopted.

3. Ordinance No. 99-06

An Ordinance Authorizing the Director of Public Works to Adopt Regulations Governing Public Use of the Municipal Transit System. Presented by the Manager.

Administrative or Staff Report

Capital Transit would like to improve its ability to deal with rude, erratic, and threatening behavior by passengers. Currently, bus drivers have few options other than calling the police and charging the passenger with a criminal violation. Sometimes this is necessary, but often the situation could be handled with a less severe sanction, such as withdrawing bus privileges. A "passenger code of conduct" adopted as regulations would be the best way to accomplish this. Capital Transit does not presently have the authority to adopt regulations: this ordinance would grant the authority.

I recommend that this ordinance be adopted.

Public Hearing

Assembly Action

4. Ordinance No. 99-09

An Ordinance Amending the Purchasing Code to Authorize Participation in Federal and State Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs and to Repeal Local Administrative Procedures. Presented by the Manager.

Administrative or Staff Report

For the past 20 years we have assumed that our disadvantaged business enterprise program has benefits that exceed its costs. There have been examples where the program has made a difference for a business victimized by discrimination.

Times have changed, and the program has worked. The courts are now more critical of both discrimination and reverse discrimination, regardless of who benefits. We can no longer rely on examples to justify the program.

Your packet includes a memorandum from the city attorney discussing the history of the DBE program and its relationship with federal law. In brief, the program began in 1980 as a goals-based program largely in response to U.S. Department of Transportation requirements; grew large enough in the mid-80's to require a dedicated staff position; was reduced in 1990 to a bonus-based program in response to federal judicial decisions, and now faces yet further judicial scrutiny.

Current federal law poses a very practical requirement: before CBJ can make race-based, gender-based or similar purchasing decisions, whether in the form of set-asides, bonuses, or otherwise it must establish by clear and convincing evidence that there is a need for the program. Anecdotal evidence is not enough: the city must establish a pervasive and harmful pattern of discrimination against the groups benefiting from the set-aside or bonus. We are not equipped to undertake the kind of statistical survey and analysis that would meet these legal requirements.

Over the years, the program has attracted criticism from the contractor community, most recently from Douglas Electric. It is possible that if we decide to maintain the program, that decision will be tested in court.

In addition to legal concerns, we are unable to prove to our own satisfaction that the program is providing benefits that exceed its cost to the taxpayer. For example, the recent police station DBE project costs are $50,000. The administrative overhead associated with DBE has varied over the years, but has always been significant.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee discussed these issues at its meeting of February 3rd and recommended that the DBE program be discontinued. If the Assembly agrees, we will cease to offer DBE incentive bonuses except as required by federal and state grants: in those cases we will use the federal DBE guidelines and procedures.

I recommend that this ordinance be adopted.

Public Hearing

Assembly Action

5. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AD)

An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $1,001,217 For General Aviation and Air Cargo Area Improvements, Replacement of Snow Removal Equipment and a Wildlife Management Study at the Juneau International Airport. Such Funds, $968,920 Provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, and, $32,297, Provided by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Presented by the Manager.

Administrative or Staff Report

This ordinance will appropriate $1,001,217 in grant funds for completion of a variety of airport projects. The funding sources for the project are the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program Entitlement ($968,920 or 93.75% of total project cost) and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) ($32,297 or 3.125% of total project cost). The City is required to provide local matching funds consisting of Passenger Facility Charge revenues ($32,298 or 3.125% of total project cost).

The projects include:

FAA: $584,545

DOTPF: 19,485

This project will provide paving for general aviation taxiways and commercial operator areas, reducing gravel and dust in aircraft operations areas and increasing parking area for large air carrier and cargo aircraft. This project also includes a water main for enhanced fire fighting capabilities and exterior area lighting for increased safety and security in aircraft parking areas.

FAA: $328,125

DOTPF: 10,938

One of the graders used for snow removal operations is 16 years old and in need of major repairs beyond the value of the grader. This grader is on the Airport CIP list for replacement.

The initial estimate for a replacement came in at $350,000; the lowest estimate received has been $250,000. The particular grader being quoted is a larger size than those used by street crews, has all-wheel drive, extended blades and wings, and aviation radios, all which result in a higher cost.

FAA: $56,250

DOTPF: 1,874

The most recent FAA Airport Certification Inspection identified the need for a Wildlife Management Study, IAW FAR Part 139, to identify potential hazards and possible corrective actions, and to aid in development of a Wildlife Management Plan. This will be done through a letter of agreement between the FAA and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for these studies at airports nation-wide.

The Airport Board approved this action at its regular board meeting of February 10, 1999. Copies of the minutes are enclosed in the packet.

I recommend that this ordinance be adopted.

Public Hearing

Assembly Action

6. Ordinance No. 98-17 (AE)

An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $2,800,000 for Continuation of Phase II of Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Project 98. Such Funds Provided by Bartlett Regional Hospital Retained Earnings. Presented by the Manager.

Administrative or Staff Report

This ordinance will appropriate $2,800,000 to Bartlett Regional Hospital’s (BRH) "Project 98" from the Hospital’s retained earnings.

Phase I is the construction of a new Administration Building. This phase of the project is nearing completion.

Phase II is the remodel of existing space in the Bartlett Hospital facility. The remodel will enlarge and upgrade the short stay (outpatient) surgery department Central Sterile Supply area. Phase II also includes minor renovations of the former SEARCH building (presently being used for business functions) whose new use will be cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation and EEG sleep analysis/laboratory.

$2,800,000 is being added to the previous appropriation of $5,035,050. It is estimated that this appropriation will fully fund completion of "Project 98". This appropriation will bring the total of funds in "Project 98" budget to $7,835,050.

The Hospital Board approved a transfer of $2.8 million from the hospital enhancement restricted funds to the "Project 98" capital budget at their regular board meeting of February 23, 1999.

A copy of the BRH Board of Directors meeting minutes from February 23, 1999 is enclosed in the packet.

I recommend that this ordinance be adopted.

Public Hearing

Assembly Action

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

A. Manager’s Report – Action Items:

B. Manager’s Report – Information Items:

1. Parks & Recreation Vending Regulations

C. Attorney’s Report:

I. MAYOR’S REPORT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

    1. Revised Pending Items
    2. Unappropriated General Fund Unreserved Fund Balance
    3. Assembly Contingency Fund Balance

For the month of February, the following expenditures were made from Assembly contingency accounts:

Assembly Meetings (110-10-5-99-02-999)

Vendor Purpose Amount

Bullwinkles Assembly meetings $236.00

AK Pure Mountain Water Assembly meetings $192.00

Buzz’s Paradise Bakery Delegation meeting $ 36.00

Hospitality (110-10-5-99-04-999)

Vendor Purpose Amount

A&P Market SE Mayors $18.00

Super Bear SE Mayors $90.00

Heritage coffee SE Mayors $85.00

Bullwinkles SE Mayors $156.00

Linda Egan SE Mayors $857.00

I. COMMITTEE REPORTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

A. Committee Reports:

    1. Standing Committees:
      1. Committee of the Whole
      2. Finance Committee
      3. Human Resources Committee
      4. Lands and Resources Committee
      5. Public Works and Facilities Committee

     2. Board Liaison Reports

  1. ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
  2. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS. (Not to exceed 5 minutes per person or 20 minutes total, whichever is less).
  3. ADJOURNMENT

Note: Agenda packets are available for review at the Juneau Public Library, the Mendenhall Valley Library, and the Douglas Public Library. An audiotape containing the Assembly’s agenda is available for review at all CBJ Libraries each Friday prior to the Assembly’s Monday meeting.

ADA Accommodations Available Upon Request: Please telephone the Clerk’s Office 48 hours prior to any meeting so arrangements can be made to have a sign language interpreter present. The Clerk’s Office telephone number is 586-5278, TDD 586-5351.