Final budget approval and NCL donation among matters before Assembly

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Topping the Assembly's agenda Monday night will be the budget ordinance and the measure setting the mill rate.

    The budget for Fiscal Year 22 amounts to $420,910,500 excluding the school district budget which was approved earlier.

    The mill rate will remain at 10.66.  A mill rate increase was initially contemplated to fund child care, but that did not prove necessary in the end result.

    A resolution outlining capital improvement project priorities for fiscal years 2022 to 2027 is up for approval.

    The Assembly is expected to approve placing extension of the temporary three percent sales tax on the October election ballot for approval by voters.  Approval would extend the levy for five years until July 1, 2027.

    The Assembly will decide whether to accept the $2 Million donation from Norwegian Cruise Line and if so, how it should be used

    A resolution up for action calls on the Assembly to sign off on port agreements with cruise lines as it pertains to Center or Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

    There's an ordinance up for approval that reestablishes COVID-19 mitigation measures that ratify CDC changes.  It allows fully vaccinated people to forgo masking in most places while still requiring unvaccinated people to wear a mask in most indoor public settings.

    An ordinance up for public hearing and action amends the elections code for absentee and by mail elections.  The measure removes the witness signature requirements, but rather requires a personal identifier such as a driver's license or the last four digits of a voter's social security number.

    Members will decide on a resolution that designates certain CBJ property for use of fireworks.

    The Assembly will be asked to sign off on a bid award for the construction of the Capital Transit Valley Transfer Station.   The manager recommends awarding the contract to Admiralty Construction who submitted a low bid of just over one million 948 thousand dollars.  That exceeds the architect and engineer's estimate of one million 747 thousand dollars.

    An ordinance that will be introduced calls for a $50,000 appropriation for the continuation of a contract with St. Vincent de Paul that provides sheltering services at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center through July.    The manager's report explains the continuation is necessary since there are delays in constructing the new Glory Hall facility.  That facility was initially scheduled to be completed in time for a July 1 move-in, but completion has been pushed back now to mid to late July.

    The Assembly meeting is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m.
    The Assembly Human Resources Committee will meet prior to the regular meeting at 5:30.

    Members will take up appointments to the Bidding Review and Utility Advisory Boards.  The Utility Board will also be submitting its annual report for the committee's review.                  


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