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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.Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/city-sitka-turns-recycling-over-private
State
Water, sewer fees will rise in 2015

...pay a flat rate for water and wastewater service, Public Works director Kirk Duncan said. Right now, that's $90.53...and Assemblyman Randy Wanamaker voting against.Public Works director Kirk Duncan said after the meeting that changing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/water-sewer-fees-will-rise-2015
Local
Rethinking human waste disposal

...000. Public Works ships about 10 containers per week. The total bill for the year is about $1.4 million, public works director Kirk Duncan said.But it's not so much the cost as the uncertainty of waste shipping that is causing the city...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-05/rethinking-human-waste-disposal
Local
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
Leadership at Public Works, Eaglecrest shifts

...positions has yet to be decided. Public Works director Joe Buck is leaving after...When Duncan takes over as Public Works director in July, he will then get...technically retiring. "I've been Public Works director now for nine years," he...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-04-21/leadership-public-works-eaglecrest-shif
Local
Water treatment, disposal topics at Chamber of Commerce lunch

...and that includes the City and Borough of Juneau. The future looks busy for the Public Works Administration, as Public Works Director Joe Buck outlined some of the highest priorities to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Buck went through several...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123110/loc_763821313.shtml
News
Water, wastewater rates will likely increase

A $1 million grant from the state could save the city one year of water rate increases, Public Works director Kirk Duncan said. But the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, acting as the committee of the whole, opted to look ahead to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-06/water-wastewater-rates-will-likely-incr
Local
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: 'Mount Trashmore' - it's complicated

...a predicament with its trash. According to information provided by Pacific Waste to City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Director Kirk Duncan, the local landfill has a lifespan of 23 additional years. Annually, Juneau deposits 31,000 tons...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-30/empire-readers-council-editorial-moun
Opinion
City gives first public meetings on water rate study

...Cities generally reevaluate their water systems every 10 years, said Kirk Duncan, City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Director, who also addressed the group."The last time was 2003, so it's time," Duncan said.The public works department...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-08/city-gives-first-public-meetings-water-
Local
New Petersburg recycling program starts Feb. 4

...and paper into the same bag. All they have to do is set the bag next to their garbage on normal pickup days.Public works director Karl Hagerman told the assembly that recycling bags will be distributed at the start of the program."But after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-13/new-petersburg-recycling-program-starts
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