PRAC Committee Continues Discussion on Fireworks in Parks
9, 6 pm, Assembly Chambers
The CBJ Parks and
Recreation Advisory Committee will discuss fireworks in CBJ park areas. The PRAC will meet
Friday, September 9 at 6 pm at the
Assembly Chambers. Location confirmed.
This meeting is a
follow-up to the PRAC September 6 meeting (summary below) where
public testimony regarding fireworks was taken. The PRAC
hopes to reach a decision on recommendations to the CBJ Assembly
Public testimony will not be
taken at this meeting.
If you have something to say about fireworks, then you will need to send an email message to members of the assembly and the city manager. Quick action is essential.
Express your views and experience with fireworks to the assembly.
Grateful Dogs of Juneau is on record as supporting a complete ban on consumer fireworks in in Juneau. GDOJ has not opposed the usual public fireworks shows on the Fourth of July and New Years.
Email Addresses for Assembly members and City Managers are: here
Assembly Discussed Fireworks Ordinance.
Monday, August 15, meeting
At the CBJ Assembly meeting on Monday, August 15 the Assembly decided to propose a municipal ordinance regarding fireworks in Juneau. The Assembly asked the municipal attorney to draft a proposed ordinance on fireworks somewhat based on the recommendations of the city manager. (See below for discussion of the city managers proposal.)
The proposed ordinance requested by the Assembly would limit the use and possession of consumer/salable fireworks to brief periods around the Fourth of July and New Years. Fireworks could not be used during the hours of 1 am till 10 am. The fine for violating the ordinance would be $300.
The assembly did not accept the manager's proposal to ban aerial fireworks.
The proposed ordinance will not be considered by the Assembly until the October 10 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Manager Proposes Restrictions on Fireworks
city manager has proposed action in regard to consumer use of
fireworks. The proposal includes seasonal times when fireworks
are legal and restrictions on the types of fireworks that would
be permitted. The proposal outlines an enforceable strategy to
limit the use of fireworks in the community.
The proposal does not
include a ban on consumer fireworks.
We do not know how the CBJ
assembly will respond to the manager's proposal.
Information on banning
personal use fireworks in Juneau.
the petition to ban consumer fireworks in Juneau.Click here.
If you have had enough
of year round fireworks, please consider signing our petition to
ban personal/consumer fireworks in Juneau.
Click here. The
annual community fireworks display on July 3rd is sufficient.
Read this poster
for some helpful hints for surviving fireworks in Juneau.
You can download and
print this poster for quick reference.
information to aid your dog through this stressful time
can be found here.
you and your dog safe after dark: With
long winter nights, the Grateful Dogs Of Juneau reminds
dog owners to use reflective clothing and safety lights
both on themselves and on their dogs, when walking or
jogging with their dogs after dark. Dogs and
pedestrians that are not visible to drivers are a
Dog owners should do all that they
can to keep themselves and their dogs safe when walking
or jogging after dark. Appropriate safety clothing
and lights for you and your dog are readily available at
several stores in the community.
Access to the West Side of the
Mendenhall Wetlands. The road to
the golf course is not to be used by dog walkers.
the gate is open or not, do not use the trail that
goes around the pond. The golf course road
is private property and the CBJ has insisted that
the owners of the golf course fence their property
off. This mostly has to do with access for
emergency vehicles should a plane crash happen, as
well as the owner's liability for people on their
property. People will have to park on the east side
of that end of Industrial Blvd. (along the white
fence that runs along Miller Const. gravel yard).
The CBJ has posted "No Parking" signs on the west
side of the road.
up after your dog: The Grateful Dogs of Juneau
reminds dog owners to pick up after their dogs. In
recent years, dog owners have made great strides in
promoting a dog friendly community by cleaning up after
their dogs. If we continue to clean up after our
dogs, we can make Juneau an even more attractive place
to live and a more dog friendly community.
March 15 --
Regulations take effect for CBJ Parks & Recreation sports
fields. See below.
April 15 --
Basin Road is open to motor vehicle traffic until November
1. This is a good area to walk your dog.
Watch for cars and wildlife.
May 1 -- Rain Forest Trail and
Sandy Beach become "on-leash areas" thru September 30.
Check signs in area to see if on-leash rules are in effect.
September 16 -- Waterfowl Hunting Season
begins on Mendenhall Wetlands and in Southeast Alaska.
November 1 --
Trapping season begins for certain species in the Juneau area and continues till
April 30. The trapping seasons for most furbearer
species are open for a shorter time frame within this time period. Check Alaska
Department of Fish and Game regulations for detailed
November 1 --
Basin Road is closed to motor vehicle traffic until April
15. This is a good area to walk your dog.
Some years the road ices over and becomes unsafe to walk
for people and dogs.
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