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Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

...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 heat that cleanly...
City merger tightens budget

...manager of Eaglecrest Ski Area. He said the change has been discussed for nearly a year.CBJ Engineering Department's Rorie Watt will take over as the director of Public Works, which will manage Engineering as a subdivision. The current director...
Insurance payout will fund emergency school repairs

...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 last until 2030...
Capital Transit gives bus routes another go

...of Public Works Kirk Duncan moved to head Parks and Recreation when his department merged with CBJ Engineering, under Rorie Watt.Kirk Duncan, in conjunction with Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, had spearheaded the previous capital transit...
CBJ consolidation will save $300K

...which he already has experience through his former position at Eaglecrest Ski Area.Engineering Department Director Rorie Watt will take over the merged public works and engineering division, and current director of parks and recreation Brent...
Dog electrocuted on sidewalk, dies

...heck happened and when someone was last in the junction box," said City and Borough of Juneau Engineering Director Rorie Watt."I guess there's a question about who was doing work on this junction box most recently and is there a contractor...
City seeks funds for recycling center, parking system

...for 1,000 to 1,300 tons (of recycling) per year, and we are at 2,400."CBJ Engineering Department director Rorie Watt presented pictures of the current baler, which is held together by duct-tape and baling wire. The machine, which...
Juneau's trash builds as disposal solutions stall

...the city's biosolids, according to a previous Empire report.Late last month, CBJ Engineering Department Director Rorie Watt recommended to the Assembly a halt in any further plans until the CBJ budget deficit is reduced and money can be spent...
Juneau transportation heads for transformation

...necessary to meet those goals.Downtown parking will also see changes according to the City's Director of Engineering Rorie Watt. He said Tetra Tech, the same consulting firm that worked on the Downtown Transit Center project, would complete a...
A payment plan for Willoughby District revamp?

...revitalization goals, and also plays a role in preserving and enhancing Juneau's role as the capital city. City engineer Rorie Watt reached out to audience members to contribute ideas for parking solutions in the district. "The city was fortunate...


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