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Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...investing $1000 or more. BEAUTIFICATIONOnce people come to town, Rhonda Coston wants to keep them there. Coston, the city planner, is passionate about town beautification, cutting brush, and the trash clean-up city workers and volunteers have...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/yakutat-organizations-community-members-b
Art
Seattle needs permit for oil

...a two-year lease with Foss Maritime, whose client is Shell, without doing an environmental review.Murray said city planners reviewed the use of Terminal 5 as a base for the drilling fleet and found that it would violate the port's 20-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/seattle-needs-permit-oil
State
Catching 'chromers' in Yakutat

...about fishing.My cell phone didn't work in Yakutat, so an hour or two later Swanson tracked me down by calling city planner Rhonda Coston's office, where I was taking pictures of a talented high school student painting a ferry on a board...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/catching-chromers-yakutat
Outdoors
Bike map funded and ready to roll

...on a smartphone or GPS unit, for example.The digital information will be provided to City and Borough of Juneau city planners and can be updated easily as new paths, streets or trails are added. Juneau Rides says the map is in the home stretch...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/bike-map-funded-and-ready-roll
Local
Homer residents look to stop local beach abuse

...Bishop's Beach area can get tricky, but generally city land starts at mean high tide or a tide of 17.5 feet, said City Planner Rick Abboud."Anyone camping on private property without the permission of the owner is in violation," Robl said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/homer-residents-look-stop-local-beach-a
State
Tall Timbers wants to clear Haven House from neighborhood

...appeals are dealt with.In May, the Planning Commission considered both the Haven House and Tall Timbers appeals. City planners recommended the commission hear Haven House's appeal, and if the commission finds Tall Timbers' appeal valid...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/timbers-wants-clear-house-neighborhood
Local
Statter Harbor work to begin this fall

...benches and a sea walk. The Statter Harbor plans are a part of the greater 20-year Auke Bay master plan, which city planners are creating as a roadmap to developing and improving the area.The Auke Bay Plan Steering Committee will have a public...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-22/statter-harbor-work-begin-fall
Local
Murkowski asks for change in FEMA rules for Juneau

...According to FEMA's rules, only piling and column-support foundations are allowed to elevate buildings in V Zones, city planner Eric Feldt wrote in a letter to Murkowski's staff. Elevating using fill is not allowed in these areas.But, as...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/murkowski-asks-change-fema-rules-juneau
Local
Lights out on future cell towers?

...Administration or the Federal Communications Commission.There are currently about five lighted cell towers in Juneau, city planner Eric Feldt said. It was unknown how many of those are required to be lighted by the federal government.The city's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-29/lights-out-future-cell-towers
Local
Soldotna to go paperless

...allocation for the devices was included in the Planning and Zoning department budget for the 2015 Fiscal Year, reported City Planner Stephanie Queen in a March 3, 2014 commission meeting packet."Packets for Planning and Zoning are getting to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/soldotna-go-paperless
State

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