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.
- The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
- William Quayle, Jr. is running for the District 1 Juneau Assembly seat. The municipal election is Oct. 4.
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- The aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, were visible in much of Southeast Alaska late Wednesday and early Thursday. Share your Northern Lights photos with us.