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Maintenance is top priority for city fund

...73 million of funding for FY 2016 projects will come from projected sales tax revenue and, according to new Public Works Director Rorie Watt, will include "a sweep of projects that more or less follow past department allocations."A majority...
Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

...Composting involves decaying organic waste, such as the sludge, being "rowed back and forth," according to Public Works Director Rorie Watt, over flat land covered in wood chips. Bacteria breed and consume the resulting mixture, generating...
Insurance payout will fund emergency school repairs

...patched, and Means said he is confident in the durability of the patches.Deputy Mayor Mary Becker asked new Public Works Director Rorie Watt about the life expectancy of Gastineau's roof if left with the patches."The roof is expected to...
'Nightmare' continues for pug owner

...subsequent to that and as to what inspections were performed on the work subsequent to completion."CBJ Director of Public Works Director Rorie Watts squarely placed the blame on the contractors."It was an error by the electrician, so it falls in...
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...
Transit service prepares for big changes

...These routes will all be eliminated.Removal of the downtown routes will be a "hot button for people," said Public Works director Kirk Duncan, noting that service will remain within a quarter-mile of those locations. The downtown route will...
Trash pickup prices to rise

...make up for this deficit with the temporary and permanent rate increases."Arrow is bundling its rates," said Public Works director Kirk Duncan. "In their announcement, their gross expenses and gross revenues suggested they are losing a little...
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...
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...
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...


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