No Borrowing Needed To Reconstruct South Main Street In Juneau

(Juneau) The city of Juneau will be reconstructing a stretch of South Main Street this summer without borrowing any money. The $650-thousand dollar project from Cross to Kindt streets will be paid in part with $250-thousand dollars in leftover Community Development Block Grant monies from a dormant revolving loan fund. The balance will be covered with money remaining from recently-closed Tax Increment Finance District’s Two and Three. South Main Street will see brand new concrete street, sidewalks, curb and gutter along with new, underground storm sewer infrastructure. To be eligible for the grant funding, the city of Juneau had to have several laws on the books that compliment federal Housing and Urban Development guidelines. Among the resolutions adopted last (Tuesday) night is a measure that prohibits the use of excessive force and the barring of entrances and exits for non-violent, civil rights demonstrations.