In this June 2017 photo, a pedestrian walks by City Hall on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

In this June 2017 photo, a pedestrian walks by City Hall on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Here’s what’s on the city docket this week

Monday will be busy for the City and Borough of Juneau as several meetings, including the regular Committee of the Whole, will be held.

One of the major standouts will be a Special Assembly Meeting allowing a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. at the Assembly Chambers discussing the ordinance to appropriate $75,000 to fund costs associated with CBJ’s participation as an intervenor in the matter of the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Hydro One Limited is seeking authority to acquire control of Alaska Electric Light &Power Company (AEL&P).

The issue has raised concerns with Juneau residents. The Assembly Finance Committee took on the matter Jan. 10 and the Assembly Committee of the Whole unanimously recommended this at its meeting of Feb. 5.

Following the public hearing, the regular meeting will examine the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Opioid Grant through a Power Point presentation outlining a prevention framework, Juneau strategies, a work group for the issue and its relevance to the city. The Alaska Opioid Policy Task Force will also recommend a public health approach to the prevention and reduction of opioid use, misuse and abuse.

The other topic of discussion during the regular meeting will include looking into a potential agreement between the CBJ and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council for operational management of Centennial Hall.

The Lands and Resources Committee (4 p.m. Monday) will attempt to pick three applicants from a group of five for consideration of taking over the land of the former Juneau Youth Services property. The five applicants were able to speak on Feb. 12. The property is located at 9290 Hurlock Ave., near Pipeline Skate Park at the corner of Mendenall Loop Road and Hurlock Ave. JYC vacated the city-owned building at the end of 2017. The five properties vying for the location are: Alaska Legacy Partner, an assisted living facility for seniors; Aunt Margaret’s House, a halfway house and seasonal housing agency; Gehring Nursery School, for preschool childcare; Polaris House, a mental health care service; and Prama Home Inc., which combines preschool education, senior care and services for homeless youth.

The Public Works and Facilities Committee meeting at will be held at noon Monday. The committee will look over an appropriation request on the Treadwell Ditch Trail repairs; receive a Project Playground rebuild update and proposed donation; and look over appropriation requests for the Valley Transit Center and Rainforest Recovery Center before sending them to the CBJ.

The regular Planning Commission Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday where the members will look over and possibly recommend an approval to the Assembly on the consistency review for the lease of the Eagle Valley Center ropes course to Southeast Alaska Independent Living.


• Contact reporter Gregory Philson at gphilson@juneauempire.com or call at 523-2265. Follow him on twitter @GTPhilson


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