The CBJ Docks and Harbors Board requests approval to transfer $170,000 of Marine Passenger Fees from Docks Operations Fund to CIP H51-122 (Dock Security Stations).
The Department of Homeland Security requires Docks personnel secure the vessel at all times it is moored to the cruise berths. Passengers’ credentials must be cleared as they enter the vessel security area. Currently there is no orderly vessel security access and queuing location for security checks. The proposed project would construct new security checkpoint facilities (one at the Cruise Ship Terminal and one at Alaska Steamship Wharf).
Funds being transferred are CBJ Marine Passenger Fee proceeds within the approved Docks Operations account that was originally identified for US Coast Guard required TWIC readers. The USCG has since delayed indefinitely the TWIC reader requirement thus the funds are able to support another vessel security project.
The Assembly Public Works and Facilities Committee considered this funding item at its regular public meeting on November 19, 2018 and adopted a motion to prepare an appropriation ordinance for Assembly action.
The Docks and Harbors Board considered this item at its regular meeting on December 20, 2018 and adopted a motion to recommend the Assembly approve this appropriation ordinance.