ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER'S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
April 27, 2020  7:00 PM

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Submitted By:

 

 

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Duncan Rorie Watt

City and Borough Manager

 

I.FLAG SALUTE
II.ROLL CALL
III.SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
A.Instruction for Public Participation
B.COVID-19 Update and Actions
C.Census Reminder
D.Recognition of Lands Manager Greg Chaney upon his Retirement
IV.APPROVAL OF MINUTES
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 2020-18 An Ordinance Authorizing the Manager to Execute a Lease Agreement with AJT Mining Properties, Inc. for a Campground near Downtown Juneau.
On March 26, 2020,  Emergency Ordinance 2020-17 was adopted, which gave the Manager authority to lease the Mill Campground for 180 days. This ordinance would authorize the Manager to lease the property for the Mill Campground for longer than 180 days.
The City Manager recommends the Assembly introduce this ordinance and set it for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.
b.Ordinance 2020-19 An Ordinance Approving the City and Borough’s Participation in a Proposed Refinancing by the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank of the Bond Bank’s General Obligation Bonds that Provided Funds to Purchase the General Obligation Bond, 2010A of the City and Borough, Under a Loan Agreement between the City and Borough and the Bond Bank; and Authorizing a Revised Schedule of Principal and Interest Payments on the City and Borough’s Bond, in Accordance with the Loan Agreement, if the Bond Bank Successfully Refinances its Bonds.

This ordinance would authorize the issuance of up to $7.5 million in bonds to refund (refinance) the 2010B general obligation school/pool bonds.  The original $7.58 million in bonds were sold June 1, 2010 through the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank to fund a portion of the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. The bonds were issued as Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds (RZEDB) and receive a federal interest subsidy.

 

The amount to be refunded is $7.58 million of existing debt plus costs of issuance.  At the time the bonds are issued in July 2020, the refunding will result in an estimated total savings of $100,000-$200,000 over the remaining life of the bonds.  As part of the refunding, these bonds would no longer receive the federal interest subsidy, but the overall savings would outweigh the lost subsidy.

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, market volatility has reduced potential savings to the lower end of the range.  However, the financing team is optimistic that the market will recover and return higher savings as the pricing date in June approaches.  The term of the new issue will be the same as the original (final payment December 2024).

 

These bonds qualify for 60% reimbursement under the State’s School Construction Bond Debt Reimbursement Program.  The reimbursement under the State’s Debt Reimbursement Program is subject to annual appropriation by the Legislature.  The debt service component of the property tax mill rate funds the remaining portion of the payments.

 

Additional detail will be forthcoming prior to public hearing.

 

The City Manager recommends the Assembly introduce this ordinance and set it for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.

 

c.Ordinance 2020-21 An Ordinance Approving the City and Borough’s Participation in Proposed Refinancings by the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank of the Bond Bank’s Various General Obligation Bonds that Provided Funds to Purchase Various General Obligation and Revenue Bonds of the City and Borough, Under Loan Agreements between the City and Borough and the Bond Bank; and Authorizing Revised Schedules of Principal and Interest Payments on the City and Borough’s Bonds, in Accordance with the Loan Agreements, if the Bond Bank Successfully Refinances its Bonds.

This ordinance would authorize the participation in the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank’s “Exchange” refunding (refinance) of multiple bond issues:  2013 Bartlett Hospital Refunding, the 2013 GO CIP and 2014 GO CIP bonds, and the 2014 Seawalk and 2015 Cruise Ship Dock Expansion bonds.  The original bonds were sold through the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority (AMBBA). 

 

Bond

Issue Date

Original Principal

Current Principal

Refunding Principal

2013 BRH (2004 Refunding)

3/1/2013

$23,660,000

$18,130,000

$8,715,000

2013I GO CIP

3/1/2013

$2,600,000

$2,045,000

$1,125,000

2014III GO CIP

10/1/2014

$11,210,000

$9,160,000

$1,420,000

2014IA Seawalk

2/1/2014

$6,055,000

$5,130,000

$890,000

2015B Cruise Ship Dock

6/1/2015

$20,595,000

$16,545,000

$7,045,000

Total

 

$64,120,000

$51,010,000

$19,195,000

 

AMBBA is proposing a partial Exchange refunding based on various scheduled maturities that show substantial cost savings.  Approximately $19.2 million in debt principal will be refinanced.  In early March 2020, AMBBA estimated savings to CBJ of approximately $280,000 in a partial Exchange refunding. 

 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, considerable market volatility has erased much of the projected savings.  The financing team is watching the markets and believes a bond sale later in the summer will benefit from some market recovery.  The bond refunding transaction will not extend the original terms of the bonds.

 

Additional detail will be forthcoming prior to public hearing.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly introduce this ordinance and set it for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.

 

d.Ordinance 2019-06(AB) An Ordinance Transferring $200,000 of Temporary 1% Sales Tax from the Debt Service Fund, to the Manager for the Purpose of Funding the Accounting Systems Upgrade Capital Improvement Project.

These funds were initially authorized by the full Assembly on June 3, 2019 through the FY20 CIP Resolution 2845(e) for accounting system upgrades. The original appropriation was made to the Debt Service Fund, as management believed the project would be financed via a lease arrangement. Subsequently, management decided not to pursue a lease as there was adequate cash on hand to finance the project without one. As such, this ordinance would transfer the original appropriation of $200,000 from the Debt Service Fund to the Accounting Systems Upgrade Capital Improvement Project (M15-004).

The City Manager recommends that the Assembly introduce this ordinance and set it for public hearing at the next Assembly meeting.
2.Bid Award
a.Bid Award - Bid No. DH20-021 Statter Harbor Improvements Phase III(B)

This project would fabricate and install approximately 850 linear feet of moorage floats, new retaining wall and gangway at Statter Harbor.  The project will provide dedicated “for hire charter vessel” floats and will mitigate congestion at the transient facility.

 

Funding for this project is provided by the Commercial Passenger Vessel Excise Tax, Clean Vessel Act grant funding and the CBJ Harbor Enterprise funds.

 

Bids were opened on April 21, 2020. The bid protest period expired at 4:30 p.m. on April 22. Results of the bid opening are as follows:

 

RESPONSIVE BIDDERS TOTAL BID
Trucano Construction Company  $4,235,140
Western Marine Construction  $4,635,150
Pacific Pile & Marine  $4,748,570
Engineer's Estimate

 $3,900,118

   

The Docks and Harbors Board recommended this bid award at a special public meeting held on April 22.

The City Manager recommends award of this project to Trucano Construction Company in the total bid amount of $4,235,140.

 

 

3.Liquor License
a.Liquor License Renewals for Licenses: 11 licenses

These liquor license actions are before the Assembly to either protest or waive its right to protest the license action.

 

2020-2021 Renewal of Liquor Licenses

License Type: Restaurant/Eating Place, License #851

Alaska Travel Adventures Inc. d/b/a Gold Creek Salmon Bake

Location: No Premises, Juneau

 

License Type: Restaurant/Eating Place, License #3049

Valley Restaurant LLC d/b/a The Valley Restaurant

Location: 9320 Glacier Hwy., Juneau

 

License Type: Beverage Dispensary–Tourism, License #5649

Tailwind JNU, LLC d/b/a Tailwind Concessions

Location: 1873 Shell Simmons Drive Suite 220 (Outside Security), Juneau

 

License Type: Beverage Dispensary–Tourism, License #5631

Tailwind JNU, LLC d/b/a Tailwind Concessions

Location: 1873 Shell Simmons Drive Suite 220 (Inside Security), Juneau

 

License Type: Beverage Dispensary, License #648

YC Juneau Hotel, LLC d/b/a Westmark Baranof Hotel

Location: 127 N. Franklin St., Juneau

 

License Type: Beverage Dispensary, License #772

NYT, Inc. d/b/a Rendezvous

Location: 184 S. Franklin St., Juneau

 

License Type: Beverage Dispensary, License #4349

Fishbone, LLC d/b/a Rockwell

Location: 117 S. Franklin St., Juneau

 

License Type: Package Store, License #2066

Fred Meyer Stores Inc. d/b/a Fred Meyer #158

Location: 8181 Glacier Hwy., Juneau

 

License Type: Wholesale-General, License #3166

The Odom Corporation d/b/a The Odom Corporation

Location: 5452 Shaune Drive Bay 1, Juneau

 

License Type: Wholesale-Malt Beverage & Wine, License #4715

The Odom Corporation d/b/a The Odom Corporation

Location: 3143 Channel Drive, Juneau

 

License Type: Wholesale-Malt Beverage & Wine, License #5495

White Mountain Beverage LLC, d/b/a K&L Distributors Alaska

Location: 8420 Airport Blvd., Suite 201, Juneau

 

Staff from the Police, Finance, Fire, Public Works (Utilities), and Community Development departments have reviewed the above licenses and recommend the Assembly waive its right to protest the applications.  Copies of the documents associated with these licenses are available in hardcopy upon request to the Clerk’s office.

 

The City Manager recommends the Assembly waive its right to protest the above-listed liquor license transfer and liquor license renewals.

VIII.PUBLIC HEARING
A.Resolution 2891 A Resolution Instituting Measures to Protect Public Health Related to COVID-19.

State of Alaska Health Mandate 16 allows local governments the ability to choose different rules to allow for more precise control of COVID-19. Health Mandate 16 went into effect on April 24. It allowed certain sectors of the economy to gradually open, including increasing gathering limits from 10 to 20 people. This resolution would keep the gathering limit to 10 to provide time to evaluate the consequences of the other measures in Health Mandate 16.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this resolution.
B.Ordinance 2020-11 An Ordinance Amending the Land Use Code Relating to Private Shared Access Requirements.

This ordinance would clarify the Private Shared Access standards regarding paving intersections, drainage, and utility agreements. On January 28, 2020, the Planning Commission recommended the Assembly adopt this ordinance.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this ordinance.
C.Ordinance 2019-06 (U) An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $16,000,000 as Funding for the Juneau International Airport Terminal Construction Capital Improvement Project; Funding Provided by Airport Revenue Bonds.

The issuance of these bonds was authorized by the full Assembly on June 24, 2019. Those bonds were sold in November, and the Airport began the project in January. At its February 5, 2020 meeting, this appropriation was presented as an information item to the Assembly Finance Committee.

 

This clean-up ordinance would appropriate $16,000,000 of Airport Revenue Bonds to the Terminal Construction Capital Improvement Project (CIP A50-102). These bonds are to be repaid with Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants as well as Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) revenue.  The debt service on these bonds ends in FY30.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this ordinance.
D.Ordinance 2019-06(W) An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $20,000 as Funding for the Youth Scholarship Program, Funding Provided by Juneau Community Foundation and Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center.

The Juneau Community Foundation, Friends of Zach Gordon Youth Center and Parks and Recreation collaborated last year to provide scholarships for youth activities in Juneau.  This year, these funds have been increased and due to the COVID-19 situation, the organizations are coming together to determine the best way to use these funds to support low-income families with children during this challenging time.

 

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this ordinance.
E.Ordinance 2019-06(Y) An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $200,000 as Funding for the Purchase of a Land Parcel Adjacent to the Bartlett Regional Hospital Campus; Funding Provided by Bartlett Regional Hospital Fund's Fund Balance.

The property being proposed for purchase is adjacent to the hospital campus.  This land could provide a secondary access to the campus.  This would prove beneficial for traffic control and in the event access to the campus on Hospital Drive was not available. Land on the BRH campus is scarce and this acquisition will allow better and increased provision of services to the community.

 

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this ordinance.
F.Ordinance 2019-06(Z) An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $50,000 as Funding for the Purchase of Reusable EMS Gear for CCFR Front Line Responders in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic; Funding Provided by Donations from Sealaska Corporation.

This ordinance would provide funding from Sealaska Corporation in the amount of $50,000.  The City and Borough of Juneau will receive a $50,000 donation for the purchase of reusable EMS gear for front line responders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This one-time appropriation will outfit approximately 48 first responders with EMS gear that can be regularly and easily decontaminated, protecting our providers as well as the public.

 

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this ordinance.

G.Ordinance 2019-06 (AA) An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $111,535 as Funding for the Bonnie Brae Trail to Treadwell Ditch Trail Reroute; Funding Provided by the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Lands Highway Division.

This ordinance would appropriate $111,535 for the construction of a portion of the Bonnie Brae Access Trail to the Treadwell Ditch. A section of the trail has been washed out for over 20 years. Trail users have created a new route through the muskeg, resulting in ongoing erosion and damage to the muskeg. This funding will replace the social trail with a 1,000-foot-long gravel trail that will prevent erosion and reduce maintenance. This federal grant requires an $11,568 match, which will be met through in-kind labor provided by Trail Mix, Inc.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this ordinance.
IX.UNFINISHED BUSINESS
X.NEW BUSINESS
XI.STAFF REPORTS
XII.ASSEMBLY REPORTS
A.Mayor's Report
B.Committee Reports, Liaison Reports, Assembly Comments and Questions
C.Presiding Officer Reports
XIII.CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
XIV.EXECUTIVE SESSION
XV.ADJOURNMENT
XVI.SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
A.RED FOLDER - Economic Stabilization Task Force Documents
B.RED FOLDER: EOC COVID-19 Update 04-27-2020

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