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Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...hiring a new aquatics manager and other staffing such as lifeguards. City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew told the Treadwell Task Force in December that an empowered board for the ice rink would cost the city an additional...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/juneau-pools-wont-change-hands-just-yet
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Juneau Assembly considers diverting tobacco tax revenue to social services

...entertainment for their children in order to find the money for tobacco.City and Borough of Juneau Director of Finance Bob Bartholomew said the city essentially has two paths to pursue with the forecast additional revenue. It can either place the revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/juneau-assembly-considers-diverting-tob
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Some seniors predict exodus without tax exemptions

...It's like, you take some from us, then take more from us in our exemptions," she said.CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew told seniors they would continue to receive an exemption, "... it would just be smaller than it is today."MaryAnn...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-09/some-seniors-predict-exodus-without-tax
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City seeks final public input on tax exemptions

...federal mandates and cannot be altered, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said in a past Empire report. The city's senior sales tax...information, contact Bartholomew at 907-586-5215 or bob.bartholomew@juneau.org.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-04/city-seeks-final-public-input-tax-exemp
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Task force says no to empowered Treadwell board

...Juneau Assembly would need revision before the next Treadwell meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10.CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew presented an analysis on the estimated $115,800 required for an empowered board. Task force members expressed concern...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-04/task-force-says-no-empowered-treadwell-
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Local cost of smoking may float higher

...proposed increase will only apply to packs of cigarettes, which will now have a $3 excise tax.Finance Director Bob Bartholomew clarified that this will be in addition to the $2 state tax and the 5 percent city sales tax already in place.Historically...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
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Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...Nankervis, Becker and Assemblywoman Kate Troll came to an agreement on an option presented by CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew. Under the proposal, all seniors would be exempt from sales taxes on food, electricity and heating costs, and seniors...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/seniors-prepare-tax-exemption-cuts
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Most seniors support equal taxes

...exemptions, restricting to "needs based" essentials and basing eligibility on income level.City Finance Director Bob Bartholomew began by clarifying that the meeting wasn't meant to discriminate against the senior community and that "everybody...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-24/most-seniors-support-equal-taxes
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Senior tax exemption up for public comment

...never expire once they're issued and the program has been growing steadily over the years, city Finance Director Bob Bartholomew said. In fiscal year 2013, 588 seniors were issued a card. In 2006, that number was 312.The growth of the program...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-05/senior-tax-exemption-public-comment
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To raise revenue, Juneau Assembly targets tax exemptions

...city numbers. Some of those exemptions are state and federal mandates and cannot be altered, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said in a past Empire report. The rest are being scrutinized by the committee and are subject to change.Although...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/raise-revenue-juneau-assembly-targets-t
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