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Access denied

...According to the Department of Justice, installation of curb ramps are required at intersections where road construction and maintenance alterations have been done since 1992. Nance notified the city that the steep sidewalk near his house didn't contain sufficient...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-19/access-denied
Local
Plow trailer expected to cut snow-clearing times

...took time to hook up the hydraulics, said Dan Schacher, maintenance and operations superintendent.Ron Davis, the Fairbanks-area...half a shift, he said.The trailer was designed by road maintenance workers. It's used in 22 states, said DOT spokeswoman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/plow-trailer-expected-cut-snow-clearing
State
Juneau argues Road pros, but mostly cons at hearing

...a billion dollars to construct, but also the yearly maintenance and operation costs are expected to be more than that...no action" option. According to DOT numbers, the maintenance and operation costs for the "no action" option, which...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/juneau-argues-road-pros-mostly-cons-hea
Local
SnowTRAC grants approved for trail grooming, safety

...education and trail signing projects. The Snowmachine Trail Grant Program's Grooming Pool provides funding for trail grooming, signing and maintenance. The program is funded with money generated through snowmachine registration.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/snowtrac-grants-approved-trail-groom
Outdoors
My Turn: 2B or not 2B

...Alaska. The cost to replace the aging Malaspina and the other, older mainliners is $300 million each, and their ongoing maintenance requirements, declining reliability and high operating costs will continue to be a drag on the fleet.Smaller, shorter-haul...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-17/my-turn-2b-or-not-2b
Opinion
My Turn: Parnell has a proven track record on education

...governor has approved more than $125 million for deferred maintenance of aging buildings at nearly every university, college...million in support for facilities, equipment and deferred maintenance. Alaska's regional training centers received more than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-07/my-turn-parnell-has-proven-track-reco
Opinion
Assembly not keen on sludge disposal proposals

...dryer would cost $20.1 million, the annual operation and maintenance costs would be a little over $1 million, already half of what...self-sustaining method has the lowest anticipated operation and maintenance cost of the four proposal at $664,000 per year. Eighty...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/assembly-not-keen-sludge-disposal-propo
Local
Letter: Empire portrays SEACC as the boogeyman

...for the Department of Transportation's failure to properly analyze a $500 million project with substantial safety and maintenance questions is like shooting a messenger for delivering bad news. Opposition to the road is widespread, even the development-minded...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-01/letter-empire-portrays-seacc-boogeyma
Letters
Dan Olsen's orca Wildlife Wednesday

...them to slough off their skin.Some of them take trips to Brazil, and some researchers think the reason might be "a skin maintenance regime.""They're going to the spa," Olsen joked.In Prince William Sound, for example, some family groups rub...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/dan-olsens-orca-wildlife-wednesday
Outdoors
White, Gladziszewski win contested seats

...part of the Assembly regarding the empowered board. There are lingering questions about how short- and long-term pool maintenance will be handled, how the pools will be staffed and how much the city can expect to supplement the pools' budgets, she...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-08/white-gladziszewski-win-contested-seats
Local

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