The Assembly Monday night let a Docks and Harbors Board decision stand, increasing the potable water fee by a $1.32 per 1,000 gallons.
The fee only applies to ships that tie up at the Cruise Terminal and Alaska Steamship berths.
The city’s drinking water fees have remained the same since 2005. The fee goes from $3.35 to $4.67 per 1,000 gallons.
Juneau sells about 27-million gallons of drinking water annually at the downtown berth.
Skagway is the only other Southeast port that sells metered water, at a fee of $4.20 cents per 1,000 gallons.
- House District 36 incumbent Dan Ortiz called for Republican candidate Bob Sivertsen to denounce so-called “dark money” in this year’s campaign on Monday.
- Margaret Stock says if she is elected to office, she’ll be ‘all work and no party.’ No party as in no political affiliation and the distractions, she says, that come with it. Stock is an independent candidate for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Lisa Murkowski. She made a campaign stop in Haines in early October. Stock thinks her status as an independent will be one of her strongest assets if elected senator.
- The three-day convention in Fairbanks will open with a healing ceremony from the Alaska Suicide Prevention Council.
- To continue permitting AK LNG project, state must negotiate with producers for control of the land.