SPECIAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
April 21, 2021  5:30 PM

Zoom Webinar & FB Live Stream
Meeting No. 2021-10; Zoom link https://juneau.zoom.us/j/91437455050 or call: 1-253-215-8782 Webinar ID: 914 3745 5050; Immediately Followed by Assembly Finance Committee 

 

I.CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
II.APPROVAL OF AGENDA
III.PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
A.Instruction for Public Participation
(Not to exceed a total of 10 minutes nor more than 2 minutes for any
individual). Those participating via telephone can press *9 or those that are
participating via the Zoom webinar link can use the raise their hand icon to be recognized and allowed to testify.

The public is encouraged to send comments in advance of the meeting to
BoroughAssembly@juneau.org.
IV.APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A.April 7, 2021 Special Assembly Meeting 2021-09 Draft Minutes
V.AGENDA TOPICS
A.Public Hearing: Ordinance 2021-08 An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY22 City and Borough Operations.

This ordinance appropriates $419,156,600 in expenditure authority for the City and Borough of Juneau's FY22 operating budget, excluding the School District.  This ordinance appropriates all transfers between funds that support operations, debt service and capital projects as well as the associated expenditures within the funds themselves.

 

This ordinance also recognizes $393,024,400 of forecast revenue and transfers-in and decreases fund balances, across all funds, by $22,987,500.  The forecast revenue and draw from fund balance are sufficient to fund the budgeted expenditures. Budgeted expenditures and revenues will be reviewed in detail with the Finance Committee during the budget process in April and May.  

 

The Charter requires that a public hearing be held on the FY22 operating budget by May 1, 2021, and the ordinance be adopted by June 15, 2021.

The City Manager recommends holding the charter required public hearing for this ordinance, followed by referral back to the Assembly Finance Committee for further review.

 

The City Manager recommends holding the charter required public hearing for this ordinance, followed by referral back to the Assembly Finance Committee for further review.

B.Public Hearing: Ordinance 2021-09 An Ordinance Appropriating Funds from the Treasury for FY22 School District Operations.

This ordinance will appropriate to the School District an FY22 operating budget of $92,396,600.  This is an overall increase in the budget of $838,500 from the FY21 Amended Budget. The FY22 school budget is supported with a combination of funding sources including CBJ local funding of $29,336,100 and state and federal funding of $55,506,800. The local funding consists of $27,264,600 for general operations and $2,071,500 for programs and activities not subject to the state funding cap. 

 

State statute requires the Assembly to determine the total amount of local educational funding support to be provided and provide notification of the support to the School Board within 30 days of the School District's budget submission.  The district's budget was submitted April 1, 2021.  To meet this timing provision, it is necessary for the Assembly to determine the amount of funding and provide notice in the month of April.  This amount cannot subsequently be reduced, unless the amount exceeds the State funding cap, but it can be increased.  If the Assembly does not set the amount and furnish the School Board with notice within 30 days, the amount requested by the School District is automatically approved.  By Charter, the Assembly is required to appropriate the School District's budget no later than May 31, 2021.

The City Manager recommends holding the charter required public hearing for this ordinance, followed by a motion to set the amount of local funding to be provided to the school district, and then referral of the ordinance back to the Assembly Finance Committee for additional review.

C.Public Hearing: Ordinance 2021-10 An Ordinance Establishing the Rate of Levy for Property Taxes for Calendar Year 2021 Based Upon the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022.

This ordinance establishes the mill rates for property taxes for 2021, which funds a significant portion of the City and Borough of Juneau’s FY22 operating budget. The Charter requires the Assembly to adopt, by ordinance, the tax levies necessary to fund the budget before June 15.

 

The mill levies presented in this ordinance support the Manager’s FY22 Revised Budget as amended by the Assembly Finance Committee (AFC). As part of the budget review process, the AFC reviews, amends and recommends to the Assembly the final mill levies. For FY22, the Manager has followed prior direction from the Assembly Finance Committee to implement a 0.20 increase in mill rate from the FY21 Adopted Budget, resulting in a total mill levy of 10.86 mills; the components of which are:

 

 

Operating Mill Rate by Service Area

 

 

Millage

Change from FY21 Adopted

Roaded Service Area

 

2.45

-

Fire Service Area

 

0.31

-

Areawide

 

6.90

0.20

Operating Total

 

9.66

-

Debt Service

 

1.20

-

Total

 

10.86

0.20

 

The City Manager recommends holding the charter required public hearing for this ordinance, followed by referral back to the Assembly Finance Committee for further review.

 

D.Public Hearing: Resolution 2937 A Resolution Adopting the City and Borough Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2027, and Establishing the Capital Improvement Project Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022.

This resolution would adopt the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2027, as required by Charter Section 9.4, and lists the capital projects that will be initially appropriated by ordinance in FY22.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the preliminary CIP at its February 23, 2021 meeting. The Public Works and Facilities Committee (PWFC) reviewed the preliminary CIP at its March 15, 2021 meeting and forwarded the plan to the Assembly.

The City Manager recommends holding the charter required public hearing for this resolution, followed by referral back to the Assembly Finance Committee for further review.

 

VI.ADJOURNMENT

ADA accommodations available upon request: Please contact the Clerk's office 36 hours prior to any meeting so arrangements can be made for closed captioning or sign language interpreter services depending on the meeting format. The Clerk's office telephone number is 586-5278, TDD 586-5351, e-mail: city.clerk@juneau.org