ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER'S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
December 16, 2013  7:00 PM

City Hall Assembly Chambers
Regular Meeting 2013-31

 

 Submitted by: _____________________________
Kimberly A. Kiefer
City and Borough Manager

I. FLAG SALUTE
II. ROLL CALL
III.SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
A.Proclamation - Amazing Bookstore
B.LID Board of Equalization: Resolution 2669 - A Resolution Confirming the Assessment Roll for LID No. 93, Which Provided Municipal Sewer to the Residents Along the Uphill Side of Douglas Highway From Street Number 2601 to 2631, Fixing the Time and Method of Payment of Assessments, Setting the Day of Levy, and Fixing the Time of Delinquency and the Penalties and Interest.
The Assembly should recess and convene as the Board of Equalization for the purposes of conducting a hearing on the special assessment rule.  At the conclusion of this hearing, the Board of Equalization should adjourn and the Assembly will reconvene.

Resolution 2669
A Resolution Confirming the Assessment Roll for LID No. 93, Which Provided Municipal Sewer to the Residents Along the Uphill Side of Douglas Highway From Street Number 2601 to 2631, Fixing the Time and Method of Payment of Assessments, Setting the Day of Levy, and Fixing the Time of Delinquency and the Penalties and Interest.

This resolution confirms the assessment roll for LID 93 for the purpose of constructing a sanitary sewer system serving the property owners along an uphill portion of Douglas Highway, between # 2601 and # 2631, not currently being served with municipal sewer within the LID 93 boundary. The proposed assessment per lot is $2,750.    

Notices were published in the newspaper and sent to residents in the LID area so they would be aware that they would have this opportunity to make their views known to the Assembly.  

At the time of the hearing, the Assembly will sit as the Board of Equalization for the purpose of considering the assessment roll, will consider any objections made and will modify the roll if necessary at the conclusion of the hearing, before returning as the Assembly. 
IV.APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.November 25, 2013 - Regular Assembly Meeting 2013-29
B.December 5, 2013 - Special Assembly Meeting 2013-30
V.MANAGER’S REQUEST FOR AGENDA CHANGES
VI.PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
VII.CONSENT AGENDA
A.Public Requests for Consent Agenda Changes, Other Than Ordinances for Introduction
B.Assembly Requests for Consent Agenda Changes
C.Assembly Action
1.Ordinances for Introduction
a.Ordinance 2014-01 An Ordinance Providing for the Issuance and Sale of Port Revenue Bonds in one or more series in the Aggregate Principal Amount of Not to Exceed $29,000,000; Providing for the Form and Terms of the Bonds; Providing a Method of Payment Therefor; Reserving the Right to Issue Revenue Bonds on a Parity with the Bonds upon Compliance with Certain Conditions; and Repealing and Rescinding Ordinance Serial No. 2012-28.
This ordinance would repeal and replace Ordinance 2012-28, adopted August 27, 2012, which authorized the issuance of $29 million in Port Revenue bonds.  The dollar amount of bonds authorized is not being changed, at this time.  We will be selling $6.5 million in bonds for the Seawalk in February 2014 so it is necessary to amend the ordinance to address the following issues: 
  
1. The bonds will be sold in up to 3 issues, to match the project schedule, versus all at once.  
2. The bond proceeds are intended to fund 2 projects: 1) Cruise Ship Dock Enhancement & Related Uplands and 2) Additional Seawalk following the Waterfront Development Plan.  
3. The Dock project is considered a “Private Activity” project.  Meaning there are payments (revenues) from private business, for the use of the dock, available to pay back some of the bonds.  Bonds issued under this situation are not tax exempt and carry a slightly higher interest rate.    
4. The Seawalk project is considered a “Governmental Project” and the bonds are tax exempt.   
5. Section 9 provides for delegating the adoption of interest rates contained in the eventual interest rate resolution.  The resolution would still go through the standard Assembly process.  
6. The term of the bonds is extended to 25 years.

The debt service will be paid from local port development fees. The estimated total cost of the debt service, including interest at an average rate of 4.52%, for the 25-year bonds is $49.6 million.
I recommend this ordinance be introduced and set for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.
b.Ordinance 2013-11(AA) An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $150,000 As A Transfer To The Last Chance Basin Hydro-Geo Capital Project; Funding Provided By Water Utility Fund Fund Balance.

This ordinance would transfer $150,000 to the Last Chance Basin Hydro-Geo capital project from the Water Utility Fund fund balance. This transfer will partially fund the design for the rehabilitation of the Last Chance Basin Well Field in order to meet peak drinking water demands that occur in the summer months. This demand is largely driven by the desire of cruise ships to fill up with drinking water while in our port.

This past summer, the Water Utility was unable to supply cruise ships with a stable or predictable water supply. Last month, staff from Engineering, Public Works and Manager’s Office met with cruise ship representatives to discuss the issue. Well field rehabilitation is a priority of the Water Utility, Assembly and cruise industry. At that meeting, there was support from the industry representatives to use CBJ Marine Passenger Fees for well field rehabilitation and T-949, which was approved at the November 25, 2013 Assembly meeting, transfering $150,000 from the Waterfront Seawalk CIP to the Last Chance Basin CIP. With the addition of this appropriation, $300,000 will be available.

The $300,000 is an initial amount of funds to develop a design and assist in aligning us with funding sources to maintain the main CBJ water supply. This preparatory funding leverages us to react quickly if and when grants, loans, CBJ marine passenger fees, or Legislative and/or State marine passenger fee funding becomes available in the Spring of 2014, instead of having to wait another whole year.

At its November 18, 2013 meeting, the Public Works and Facilities Committee reviewed this request and recommended forwarding to the full Assembly for approval. 

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

2.Resolutions
a.Resolution 2671 - A Resolution Expressing Support for the Juneau Coordinated Transportation Coalition’s 2014-2015 (FY15) Addendum to the 2008 Transit Development Plan: Coordinated Human Services Element, to be Submitted to the State of Alaska Department of Transportation.

In order to be eligible for federal grant funding, human services agencies that provide community transportation services, such as Southeast Alaska Independent Living, AWARE, Juneau Youth Services, JAMHI, REACH, and Catholic Community Service/Southeast Senior Services Care-A-Van, must coordinate their efforts. Grant applications must be prioritized by participating agencies in Juneau, and the prioritized list needs to be accompanied by a resolution of support from a governing body. The Juneau Coordinated Transportation Coalition (JCTC), which represents and coordinates the efforts of these agencies requests a resolution of support from the Assembly endorsing JCTC's funding priorities for FY2015.

I recommend this resolution be adopted.
VIII.PUBLIC HEARING
A.Ordinance 2013-11(Y) An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $12,505 As Funding For The Purchase Of Law Enforcement Equipment; Funding Provided By The Roaded Service Area Fund Balance, Asset Forfeiture Reserve

This ordinance would appropriate $12,505 for the purchase of six Nikon D5200 cameras for use by the Criminal Investigations Drug Unit and one Tac Ops Delta Sniper Rifle with a Nightforce 3.5-15X50 Illuminated Mil Dot riflescope to be assigned to the SWAT Unit. Funding is provided by the asset forfeiture reserve, which is a portion of the Roaded Service Area fund balance.

The funding source is from asset forfeiture and seizure monies the police department has received as a result of major drug investigations.  Under state and federal asset seizure statutes, monies that are realized as a result of the seizure and disposal of personal assets of individuals involved in drug trafficking can be equally divided among the various agencies involved in the investigation.  Once those assets are allocated to the agencies involved, the monies seized must be expended in the area of law enforcement/drug enforcement efforts.

The asset forfeiture reserve currently has $295,000 available for use.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

B.Ordinance 2013-11(Z) An Ordinance Appropriating To The Manager The Sum Of $75,000 As Funding For Enhanced Security And Monitoring Capabilities At The Downtown Cruise Ship Docks; Grant Funding Is Provided By A US Department of Homeland Security Port Security Grant

This ordinance would appropriate $75,000 for the design, procurement and installation of new security cameras for the downtown cruise ship docks and for enhanced portable radios.  Grant funding is provided by the US Department of Homeland Security – Port Security Grant Program.

This is an operating grant and requires a $25,000 match for a total approved project amount of $100,000. This match will be met by the Docks Fund existing FY14 adopted budget and there is no need to appropriate the $25,000 from the Docks Fund fund balance.

This project will provide greater security and monitoring capabilities consistent with federal law and the CBJ Docks & Harbors Facility Security Plan.

The Docks & Harbor Board reviewed and recommended approval of this grant funding at its October 31, 2013 meeting.

I recommend this ordinance be adopted.

IX.UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A.O'Brien v CBJ Assessor Appeal - Review of DRAFT Decision
X.NEW BUSINESS
XI.STAFF REPORTS
XII.ASSEMBLY REPORTS
A.Mayor's Report
B.Committee Reports
C.Liaison Reports
D.Presiding Officer Reports
XIII.ASSEMBLY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
XIV.CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
XV.EXECUTIVE SESSION
A.Parking Management
B.Update on Juneau School District 2012 Oregon Incident
XVI.ADJOURNMENT

Note: Agenda packets are available for review online at www.juneau.org.

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