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Junior Ranger Day was held on July 19 by the National Park Service with the help of many local groups.

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Borough Briefs Aug. 10

This week in Borough Briefs, the assembly moves a short-term rental ordinance on to second reading, a decision is made to put a pool vote to the public and more.

Feds nix Juneau Access while state moves for full ferry float replacement

After many back-and-forths between the state and the Municipality of Skagway regarding the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry float, amendments for the 2018-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) have changed the project from a planned refurbishment to a full replacement.

Short-term rental ordinance sparks lengthy discussion at P&Z meeting

After flipping through pages of red font and stricken lettering in a July Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, commissioners Matt Deach, Phillip Clark and Gary Hisman lifted their heads to address their thoughts and concerns about proposed changes made by the Civic Affairs Committee to an ordinance governing short-term rentals (addressed as vacation rentals in a previous ordinance).

Borough Briefs

In this issue’s borough briefs, we look at a recently-adopted garbage by the pound program, the assembly appoints a pair of interim borough managers and the SDC continues to discuss the details of a memorandum of understanding with the assembly.

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