Juneau’s Centennial Hall renovation budget is more than half a million dollars richer, now that the CBJ Assembly has shifted funds to the project.
The Assembly Monday night approved the transfer of nearly $1,395,542 from projects that are now complete to ten ongoing projects. They range from $4,694 to the Manager’s Energy Efficiency Fund to $550,756 for Centennial Hall work.
The Assembly also protested the liquor license for Sprazzo’s Restaurant in downtown Juneau.
Both the CBJ Finance Department and Fire Marshal recommended the Assembly protest that renewal. A building inspection report documenting a sprinkler system is nearly a year overdue, according to Fire Marshal Dan Jager.
The Finance Department says Sprazzo owner Haydar Suyun also owes the city more than $4,951.60 in CBJ sales taxes.
Sprazzo’s liquor license is up for renewal by the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board. Alaska law provides local governments the chance to protest liquor licenses.
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