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City of Sitka turns recycling over to private firm

...Services is expected to save the city money, create incentives for improving efficiency and reduce liability.City Public Works director Michael Harmon says there may be opportunities to create other private-public partnerships in the future...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/city-sitka-turns-recycling-over-private
State
City water levels back to normal

...were restored. It announced Monday that Juneau's water supply is returning to normal levels.On May 12, city Public Works director Kirk Duncan said sediment in Salmon Creek needed to decrease by half before it could be used again for drinking...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-03/city-water-levels-back-normal
Local
Big water and sewer projects planned

...Wastewater systems cost about double that, he said.It also takes a lot to keep the infrastructure up and running, city Public Works Director Kirk Duncan said. The department needs to fund about $73 million in infrastructure improvements. These include...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-07
Local
Kodiak sewer replacement project enters 8th year of hidden progress

...broke, spilling millions of gallons of water. "We had two of them there in about 12 months apart," said city public works director Mark Kozak.Water main breaks are nothing new. Cold weather can freeze water within pipes or the ground around...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-06/kodiak-sewer-replacement-project-enters
State
Kodiak searches for new snow dump

...turn prodded the city to do something about an issue it knew was coming."This had been on our radar," said city public works director Mark Kozak.In 2006, the state of Alaska commissioned a study of "nearshore marine waters" that found snow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-30/kodiak-searches-new-snow-dump
State
Assembly approves utility hike

...created to institute a biennial review of the water and wastewater utilities beginning for the 2007 fiscal year. City Public Works Director Joe Buck said the department now keeps a 10-year projection plan to regulate the costs of managing, maintaining...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062706/loc_20060627022.shtml
News
What's up with that?

...rogue grate does not fall under the adage, "One city's used sewer grate is another city's treasure." City Public Works Director Joe Buck said it's most likely that the mysterious metalwork was the result of a foundry's shipping mistake...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071102/thi_whatsup.shtml
This WeeK
Community divided over whether to fluoridate water

...Juneau Assembly passed an ordinance in 1971 to put fluoride in water, but repealed the decision within a year, city Public Works Director Joe Buck said. The city reinstated the ordinance in the early 1980s and kept fluoridating the drinking water...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073004/loc_fluoride.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Glacier Avenue and he jammed the vehicle between a power pole and a street light control pedestal,'' said city Public Works Director Ernie Mueller. ``In the process he really mashed the front end of the truck into the power pole,'' he said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012699/Loc_snow.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...being asked to work practically around the clock, he said. ``It's going to be hard on our budget.'' City Public Works Director Ernie Mueller said city crews are logging plenty of overtime hours, as well. After several years of calmer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020299/Loc_snow.shtml

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