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My Turn: Harbor board getting unfair criticism

Juneau's Docks and Harbors Department has been on the wrong end of lots of recent criticism.
Liveaboards face fee hikes

...Gwen Place, who lives on the 50-foot Ginger in Aurora Harbor, worries a liveaboard fee increase before Juneau's Docks and Harbors board is too much at once. "I love living at the harbor. I was born on a boat. I've lived on a boat my whole...
City announces Docks and Harbors meeting, office closure

The City and Borough of Juneau's Docks and Harbors Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today at the Aurora Harbor Office Conference Room, according to a release from the city...
Docks and Harbors cancels Finance Committee meeting

A meeting of the Finance Committee of the City and Borough of Juneau's Docks and Harbors Board orginally schedule for Tuesday has been canceled, the city stated in a release. No makeup meeting has been announced. For more information, contact Teena Scovill at 586-0292.
Storis maritime museum backers want a downtown site

If the Coast Guard cutter Storis get approval to be turned over to the Storis Museum, the group wants it docked downtown. Attorney Joe Geldhof, secretary for the Storis Museum, updated the City and Borough of Juneau's Docks and Harbors Board on Thursday about the group and that status of the ship.
Docks and Harbors to act on Fishermen's Memorial

The City and Borough of Juneau's Docks and Harbors board is expected to take action tonight on future plans for the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's Memorial. The City Assembly approved...
Board was stuck on Marine Park, duty definition for memorial

The City and Borough of Juneau's Docks and Harbors Board's sticking point on making a recommendation to the Assembly for what should be done with the Alaska Commercial Fishermen's...
Docks and Harbors approves $3.09M in additional marine passenger fee projects

Juneau's Docks and Harbors Board passed $3.09 million in fiscal year 2013 spending from state and city marine passenger fees Thursday evening. Juneau receives $13 for every passenger that visits the city.
Docks board approves $50,000 'Band-Aids' for DeHart's

The City and Borough of Juneau's Docks and Harbors Board Thursday unanimously approved $50,000 to put what a city official termed "Band-Aids" on DeHart's Marina, in hopes of allowing the dilapidated boat dock to operate through the coming summer months.
Docks and Harbors delays decision on new port director

While the City and borough of Juneau's Docks and Harbors Board hasn't appointed a new port director yet, an announcement is likely close. Docks and Harbors held a special meeting Thursday night and met in executive session for nearly an hour. Board chairman Jim Preston said City and Borough of Juneau Human Resources director Mila Cosgrove presented reference and background check information to the board.


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