It will cost $231,796,800 to run the City and Borough of Juneau in the next fiscal year.
The Assembly Monday night appropriated the funds for the FY 2013 budget, which begins July 1. The budget total includes debt service and capital projects.
City code requires it be adopted and funds appropriated by June 15. The Assembly Finance Committee – comprised of all nine Assembly members – approved the spending plan two weeks ago.
Property tax mills fund the budget. The Assembly formally established the rate last night – the same as recommended by the Finance Committee.
City manager Kim Kiefer said the operating mill rate will be 9.26, and debt service 1.29, for a total of 10.55 mills.
“This rate is the same total operating and debt service mill rates as levied in 2011,” Kiefer said.
CBJ property tax rates will stay the same: $1,055 dollars for every $100,000 of assessed property value.
The Assembly also adopted the list of capital improvement projects to be undertaken in the next fiscal year. The money will come from city sales tax and marine passenger fees. Click here for the list of projects and funding sources.
- The state Division of Insurance plans to ask the feds to offset its costs for the Alaska Reinsurance Program.
- After a mild start to December, it’s gotten bitter cold in Haines and Skagway, with temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits. With temperatures far below freezing, snowfall from the weekend is not likely to go anywhere soon.
- As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.
- One shot was fired in an officer-involved shooting Saturday, according to the Juneau Police Department. Police say Sgt. Chris Gifford fired the shot that injured Jeremie Shaun Tinney, 38, of Juneau while officers were investigating a single-vehicle crash in the 16500 block of Ocean View Drive.