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City workers shouldering more after job cuts

...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, it...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/city-workers-shouldering-more-after-job
Local
City to cut midday N. Douglas bus

...budgeting process, the elimination of one North Douglas bus is one of only two changes taking effect soon, city Public Works Department director Kirk Duncan said. The other change will diminish afternoon express service from the Nugget Mall to downtown...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-23/city-cut-midday-n-douglas-bus
Local
Juneau water shortage; cruise ships cut off

...to be potable, leaving the city to rely only on its five wells at Last Chance Basin, said Kirk Duncan, city Public Works Department director. Cruise ships being impacted by a water shortage isn't unheard of, said Kirby Day, director of shore...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-13/juneau-water-shortage-cruise-ships-cut
Local
City may lose deputy fire marshal, basketball league and summer ice rink hours

...380 people participate in the program, Kiefer said.The elimination of short-term temporary workers in the Public Works Department - another cost-cutting proposal -"will slow down winter snow removal," Kiefer's proposal said.Eliminating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-01/city-may-lose-deputy-fire-marshal-baske
Local
Pool stays afloat, but CBJ pulls plug on six more jobs

...positions. Summer programs will be eliminated. These changes won't take effect until next summer.In the Public Works department, a couple short-term temporary snow removal employees were eliminated, as was the vacant position of deputy...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-08/pool-stays-afloat-cbj-pulls-plug-six-mo
Local
Rethinking human waste disposal

When the city's biosolids incinerator broke down in 2010, the public works department needed to find a way to store the 7,000 tons of human waste Juneau residents produce each year.Since 2011, the City and Borough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-05/rethinking-human-waste-disposal
Local
Water supply level rising

...and the city warned against using water with reckless abandon.Now, water levels are up to 46 percent, city Public Works Department director Kirk Duncan said. But, "we're normally at 100 percent," he said.Public Works is pumping 3...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-22/water-supply-level-rising
Local
Correction

...Juneau's water and wastewater rates contained inaccurate information provided by the City and Borough Juneau Public Works Department. Cruise ships pay $18.06 for first 4,000 gallons, and then $2.43 per 1,000 gallons after that. Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/correction
State | Local
Public works director retiring

Joe Buck, director of Public Works Department, has given notice of his decision to retire July 3. "Public Works is one of the most important departments in the city. Joe...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-04-16/public-works-director-retiring
Local
City offers Christmas tree recycling

...Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.The public is encouraged to call the Public Works Department at 586-5254 with any questions.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-08/city-offers-christmas-tree-recycling
Local

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