Pandemic related measures add to a crowded Assembly agenda

    CBJ Manager Rorie Watt and Mayor Beth Weldon commented on items on agenda of Monday's Assembly meeting while guests on Action Line Line

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A resolution up for action at Monday night's regular Assembly meeting calls for extending the local emergency declaration in response to the pandemic. The current declaration expires Tuesday.

    The Assembly will take up a $2 point 3 Million appropriation of Cares Act funding for the extreme hardship business grant program.

    There's an ordinance appropriating $2 Million in Cares Act funding for an emergency individual assistance program.  The payments are intended to assist individuals in paying for food, health care, transportation, utilities, and housing from March 1 through December 30 of this year.

    An ordinance appropriating  $300,000 of Cares Act funding would allow the purchase of a building to support vulnerable families during the pandemic.  The grant would go to the non-profit organization Family Promises which provides homeless services to families.

    An emergency appropriation resolution up for action adds $30,000 to the initial $300,000 appropriation that allocates grants to local artists impacted by the pandemic.

    There are several other measures up for public hearing and action.

    An emergency appropriation resolution up for action adds $30,000 to the initial $300,000 appropriation that allocates grants to local artists impacted by the pandemic.

    Two appropriation ordinances would benefit the Eaglecrest Ski Area.  Over $73,000 in Cares Act funding offsets COVID-19 related costs.  A general fund appropriation of over $160,000 provides supplemental operating costs to allow more frequent use of the Black Bear chair.

    There's a measure appropriating $1.5 Million to the Sealaska Heritage Institute to support the construction of its Arts Park.

    Two ordinances relate to donations by the Eagles Edge Homeowners Association in the Lemon Creek area.  One calls for the donation of a 9,000 square foot for the development of a neighborhood park.  The other accepts a $100,000 donation from the association for maintenance and upgrades to the park.

    There's a $300,000 appropriation to the Alaska Committee to coordinate and support public accommodations for lawmakers and their staff during next year's legislative session.

    The Assembly meeting is scheduled to convene at 7 p.m.

    The Assembly Human Resources Committee meets prior to the Assembly's regular meeting this evening.

    The panel will take up appointments to the Building Code Advisory Committee, the Building Code Board of Appeals, the Douglas Advisory Board, the Historic Resources Advisory Committee, the Juneau Economic Development
    Council, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the Sister Cities Commission.

    Members will also take up with Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee's recommendation on the committee's liaison to the Youth Activities Board.

    The committee is scheduled to convene at 5:30.





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