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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
Juneau sales tax income perks up

...reviews of the city's four largest departments: the Juneau Police Department, Capital City Fire and Rescue, the Public Works Department and the Parks and Recreation Department.The reviews are part of the Assembly's goal to "right-size...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-21/juneau-sales-tax-income-perks
Local
Survey: Augustus Brown pool needs $5.5M in repairs

...million to fix the pool is "a very large capital project," said Assemblyman Randy Wanamaker, chairman of the Assembly Public Works and Facilities Committee.The survey has the projects necessary to fix the pool broken down into short-term and mid-term...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-18/survey-augustus-brown-pool-needs-55m-re
Local
No explosives found in Sitka dynamite search

...operation Saturday. The wires were discovered Friday just off Lance Drive.Sitka police and fire departments, as well as public works crews, assisted in the response.Assistant Fire Chief Al Stevens said it appears the dynamite connected to the blasting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/no-explosives-found-sitka-dynamite-sear
State
City workers shouldering more after job cuts

...week doing complaints, it lengthens out those other projects."City employee cuts will also affect residents. The Public Works Department lost two seasonal snow removal positions. Now, instead of the 20 snow removal workers the city has had...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/city-workers-shouldering-more-after-job
Local
Water, sewer fees will rise in 2015

...water and wastewater service, Public Works director Kirk Duncan said. Right...told the Empire. A full list of Public Works' upcoming projects can be found...Randy Wanamaker voting against.Public Works director Kirk Duncan said after...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/water-sewer-fees-will-rise-2015
Local
Thank you from SERRC

...their internship. This special thanks goes to: Alaska Geographic, SAGA, CBJ -Centennial Hall, Treadwell Arena and Public Works, Alaska Department of Labor-WOTC Program, State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program, Alaska Travel Adventures...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/thank-you-serrc
Neighbors
Photo: Impeller improvement

Todd Gartley, a City and Borough of Juneau Public Works employee, changes the impeller on a sewer lift station on Glacier Highway on Thursday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-22/photo-impeller-improvement
Local
Rethinking human waste disposal

...incinerator broke down in 2010, the public works department needed to find a way...container costs the city $4,000. Public Works ships about 10 containers per week...year is about $1.4 million, public works director Kirk Duncan said.But...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-05/rethinking-human-waste-disposal
Local
Empire Editorial: Don't worry over water works

...It was no surprise when that happened last week. Tourism isn't expected to be affected. Before things got dire, public works warned residents to start conserving when reservoir levels reached 30 percent. Fortunately, the city doesn't have...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-16/empire-editorial-dont-worry-over-wate
Opinion

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