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Let's set our sights on a sustainable solution

On Nov. 5, the City and Borough of Juneau's city engineer presented a proposal to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council that named four sites under consideration for off-road vehicle...
A lasting tribute

...probably sometime early next year. Construction is expected to continue throughout December.Rory Watt, who is the city engineer but is involved in the project as a regular citizen, managed the permiting process for the project, and received...
City engineer praises Juneau's water

City and Borough of Juneau Director of Engineering Rorie Watt gave high praises to Juneau's drinking water at a recent presentation to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. "About as good as it gets," Watt said.
Pondering our water blessings

...Juneau's water supply and infrastructure needs. Recently, City Engineer Rorie Watt gave the Chamber of Commerce a preliminary...alternatives. In an April 30 Juneau Empire article, "City engineer praises Juneau's water," Watt said Juneau's water...
Part I: Big plans ahead for Juneau's most neglected district

...facilities will prime the pump. "Public investments help leverage private investments."Working with the Lands Office, city engineers and the Juneau Economic Development Council, Hart said the Planning Department is also building a better relationship...
New cell tower approved by city planners

...needed to oversee maintenance of a shared driveway at 4275 North Douglas Highway, the proposed site of four homes. City engineers and the fire department had raised serious concerns to planners. Those included concerns about snow plowing and emergency...
Historical photo: Broke and hungry in Alaska for the Great Northern Railway; had his own mining engineering practice in Colville, Wash.; was the Colville city engineer; and was a Spokane County surveyor." Quite a resume. "Overall, the album provides a rich look at the journeys...
New school's site work within budget

...Earthmovers of Sitka submitted bids that were a little higher than Glacier State but in the same range. That gave city engineers confidence that the work was estimated correctly at $4.6 million. High school planners will wait up to six months...
Douglas construction inconveniences some locals

...Peterson, owner of Douglas Inn. "I saw some of the pipelines that were taken out. They were in bad, bad shape." City engineer Rorie Watt said Douglas' water and sewer pipelines were installed at least 50 years ago, before the city of Juneau...
Local construction has its ups and downs

...the city reserved for its own construction projects this year is $12 million to $13 million, said Rorie Watt, a city engineer. "But that doesn't take into account schools or the $15 million bond we passed last year, or the $7 million...


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