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Port committee meeting postponed to 8/16

Tomorrow’s Port committee meeting has been postponed.  Here’s the message I sent to committee members and stakeholders:


I apologize for the late notice but Governor Sheffield requested postponement of tomorrow’s Port committee meeting.  We will now meet at on Monday, August 16, from 9 – 11 am in room 155 of City Hall.  The agenda is as follows:

1. Update on joint Anchorage/Mat-Su Assembly work session.

2. New project schedule:

a. Port/ICRC/MARAD update on project timeline and projected effects on Port users.
b. Army Corps of Engineers comments related to dredging.
c. Port user comments.

3. Review and discussion of project budget distributed at June 10 meeting.

4. Status report on North Extension:

a. New contractor
b. QAP claims update

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I apologize for any inconvenience.

Now you know what I know, more information next week.



This contribution was made on Monday, 09. August 2010 at 11:32 and was published under the category Port committee, Transportation. You can follow comments on this entry through the RSS-Feed.

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  1. Pat,

    My buddy Randy called. Said that Assembly meeting sounded like a lot of “rambling double-talk”, no real answers. What’s going on up there Pat? These guys have been working on this stuff for 6-7 years and they don’t have any answers? Where do you find these people; down here they’d run them out town on a rail! Keep on them Pat……….


    Comment: Moose Johnson – 18. August 2010 @ 6:12 am

  2. Moose,

    These guys here in Anchorage are forward thinkers; they think big. You guys down there on the Peninsula need to “get to town” more often. Next time you get up this way Moose we’ll go down to the Port for some of those free hot dogs they’re passing out. Stay out of trouble buddy…….Randy

    PS They’re taking some measurements to see how far the thing has moved since they built it; yup we have a movable dock here. One of my pile buck friends told me they have an armada of vessels out there trying to fix the mess.

    Comment: Randy Mann – 19. August 2010 @ 2:39 pm

  3. Pat,

    I wouldn’t pay much attention to those guys down in Kenai if I were you. This is out of their jurisdiction and they are probably dumb as stumps anyway.

    So what they had a little hiccup in construction? Sounds like just a minor little thing to me that will no doubt be covered by the warrantee. Stuff happens.

    The real issue here is economics. When you compare the cost of this thing with what the city can make once all those new ships come in it should be obvious why they are building it. It will probably pay for itself before it’s done. The city will make a fortune on this! It could help pay off the current budget deficit. Maybe pay for some new schools or something.

    Anyway I am sure you got loads of new facts and figures from the port at your meeting. I’d like to hear about those and put some of these nasty rumors to rest.

    Keep up the good work. Let’s get on with building this rock solid money maker.

    Rudy Lachinski.

    Comment: Rudy Lachinski – 19. August 2010 @ 8:12 pm

  4. Didn’t they do an economics study for this; where they interiview all the potential users like TOTE and Northland to verify the demand? Or is this more of a field of dreams “build it and they will come” venture? Boy if this thing can’t pay for itself this whole City could implode financially. We could end up like Michigan a few years back.

    Comment: Anonymous – 20. August 2010 @ 7:46 am

  5. Nothing personal Rudy, but all this Walmart crap I buy down here comes through the Port of Anchorage. At the rate you guys are going on that Port expansion, toilet paper is going to cost me $10 a roll (Sears doesn’t publish catalogs any more) to pay for it. Hope your right about ships lining up to get at the new dock but sounds like they will lose part of berth to allow for siltation problems? Does that make sense to you? Pat seems to think those ships crash into oneanother a lot and so the extra space is a good deal? I guess if Hazelwood was at the wheel Pat would be right………here’s to $10 toilet paper Rudy.

    Your Peninsula Friend\


    Comment: Moose Johnson – 20. August 2010 @ 7:50 am

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