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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...
Big water and sewer projects planned cost about double that, he said.It also takes a lot to keep the infrastructure up and running, city Public Works Director Kirk Duncan said. The department needs to fund about $73 million in infrastructure improvements. These include...
Study: City water, sewer rates should increase

...she asked after Wilks' presentation. Luckily, the numbers are still preliminary, and not set in stone, CBJ Public Works Director Kirk Duncan said."This is a living document," he said. "I anticipate that every year we'll come back with...
Town's eBay sale of Palin mayoral SUV causes stir

...hasn't been identified."She's just a Palin fan, and she does have a small collection of cars," said city's public works director, Archie Giddings. "It's a good fit for her."Palin drove the SUV during her second term as mayor, which...
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...
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...
Kodiak sewer replacement project enters 8th year of hidden progress

...broke, spilling millions of gallons of water. "We had two of them there in about 12 months apart," said city public works director Mark Kozak.Water main breaks are nothing new. Cold weather can freeze water within pipes or the ground around...
Sarah Palin's official mayoral SUV listed on eBay

...there to get a better return on taxpayer dollars by listing it as her car than just selling it 'as-is,'" Public Works Director Archie Giddings said Wednesday. "It may have some value to somebody ... knowing who had it originally."No...
Board floats utility rate hike at Assembly worksession

...a lot less cost infrastructure for transport of wastewater to the treatment facility."The board members and Public Works Director Kirk Duncan said the board is advertising a request for proposal on a rate study to be completed next year and...
Sewage sludge the subject at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

...the guinea pig, and we get a good deal on it, you know, I think it's got good potential," Garrison said.Public Works Director Kirk Duncan was not at the luncheon, but he said he has heard Kamler's presentation multiple times before...


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