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Eminent domain no longer imminent for Gastineau Apartments

...somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 days."Those opposed to taking the property through eminent domain included Mayor Merrill Sanford, who was concerned about "writing a blank check" by taking on the responsibility of demolition and redevelopment, and assembly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/eminent-domain-no-longer-imminent-gasti
Local
Juneau to host state swim championships again

...continue to host this into the future."The 2016 state swim proposal included an opening letter from Juneau mayor Merrill Sanford touting the facilities for the meet and promising at least as much support as the city showed when it hosted the 2010 state...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-06/juneau-host-state-swim-championships-a
Sports
North America's tallest peak opens for climbers

...friends three years ago in a university mountaineering class. For a big graduation trip, they had been thinking about Mount Sanford in the Wrangell Mountains. Ultimately, they decided to go for the big one."We said let's get our deposits down and our...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/north-americas-tallest-peak-opens-climb
State
Walker: No budget, no going home

...pipeline issues, Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford and members of Juneau's legislative...possible special session in the fall, but Sanford said it can apply to May as well. "We'll...and that's what we feel about it."Sanford said the CBJ's lobbyist and members...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/walker-no-budget-no-going-home
State | AK legislature
Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...forwarding it to the full Assembly for approval.Mayor Merrill Sanford suggested an amendment removing the two-year CPI adjustment...assembly "do it on its own," but the amendment failed. Sanford provided the no vote, but other assembly members voted in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/assembly-raises-sales-tax-cap-12000
Local
Assembly approves 'hybrid' pool board

...would be setting up that employee to fail."Mayor Merrill Sanford declared that it isn't an empowered board, but "a hybrid to...shift were acknowledged for their efforts as well.? Mayor Sanford proclaimed the first week of May as Public Service Recognition...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/assembly-approves-hybrid-pool-board
Local
Jackson resigns from Planning Commission

...city's Planning Commission to accept employment outside of Juneau. Jackson submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Merrill Sanford on April 14, with an effective date of May 31. He has served on the commission for a year and a half - "Not long enough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-16/jackson-resigns-planning-commission
Local
Writers' Weir: A poem by Byron L. Sanford

...disappears from the day,While the woman he loves now rocks by his sideTo accompany him on their life's way. ? Byron L. Sanford, a Juneau resident from 1962-1997, wrote this poem about his life in August 2014.Byron and his first wife, Darlyne and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-24
Art
Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

...group of citizens passionate about our pools."Mayor Merrill Sanford had concerns with the split authority the amendment would put...if the manager's office and the empowered board disagree.Sanford questioned from whom Duncan would then take his action orders...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-17/empowered-pool-board-may-answer-parks-a
Local
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...comment for this article.Southeast Conference member Merrill Sanford, also Juneau's mayor, considers Thursday's decision not...reason why we don't have small mom and pop saw mills," Sanford said. "The Forest Service has been trying to get timber to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local

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