The health effects of marijuana will be the topic of a town hall meeting on Monday, March 30 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Maksoutoff Room at Harrigan Centennial Hall.
Opening statements will be made by each of the four panelists followed by a time for audience members to ask questions, share information or make comments. The goal of the meeting is to provide helpful information on the pros and cons of smoking, ingesting or using cannabis.
The meeting is sponsored by the Sitka Community Hospital and the City and Borough of Sitka. For more information call meeting moderator Doug Osborne at 747-0373.
REMINDER to all businesses – the Sales Tax rate changes to 6% effective Wednesday, April 1, 2015 for all sales, services, and short term rentals unless otherwise exempted. The Sales Tax rate of 6% will be in effect until September 30, 2015. The Bed Tax rate is 6% all year.
The City and Borough of Sitka announces its Annual Community Wide Spring Clean Up and the Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event taking place in April. Please click on the below links for more information.
The Public Works Department and its design-build partners on the Edgecumbe Drive Reconstruction Project have updated the construction drawings and are ready to begin work in the coming days. S&S General Contractors will host meetings at Keet Gooshi Heen on or about the second Thursday of every month through the completion of the project to discuss the project schedule. The first such meeting is scheduled for March 12 at 7 p.m. Construction will begin on the north (Cascade Creek Road) end of the mile-long project and proceed toward Peterson Street, with an anticipated substantial completion date of September 21, 2015. Click here to review construction drawings showing the Multi-Use Path, school zone bulb-outs, the four-way intersection at Kimsham, location of parking lanes and the approximate location of driveways. Project contacts are Dave Longtin (747-1883, email@example.com) for CBS and Camy Hyde (738-0618) for S&S.
The final report from Municipal Solutions for the General Fund Efficiency Audit and Comprehensive Management Plan can be found on the link below.
The recommendations made by Municipal Solutions and the responses by the City can be found on the below link.
The city is now introducing a web feature which citizens can use online to initiate commonly requested work items from city crews. The feature is a customer interface page. It allows citizens to initiate requests in a variety of areas. It works like this: a customer clicks on the following link:
This brings up the Citizen Request Page. It is a simple form with a drop-down menu for topics, and fields to enter basic information. When the customer clicks “submit request,” an email work order is automatically generated that goes to the city staff member associated with that request category.
Requests to fill potholes go to Streets, to fix streetlights go to the Electric Dept., etc. When you submit the request a ‘request number’ displays; you can check the status of that request by clicking on the “check request” button and entering the request number.
The Sitka General Code was revised to accommodate Float Homes in Sitka’s Harbors. Two slips are available for building. Please contact Stan Eliason, Harbormaster at 747-3439 if you are interested in building a float home. See the Float home poster for more information by clicking here: CBS Float Home Poster
Effective December 1st, Utility Customer Service hours at City Hall will be 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
Public Works has a new "contractor Resources" page. You can find information on Bids and RFP's, there is Building Department Resources, information about water and sewer utility connection and more! http://cityofsitka.com/government/departments/publicworks/contractorresources.html
With regards to Sitka's roads and the history, inventory, costs and funding please see the report done by Public Works by clicking here: Public Works Road System Master Planning & Funding Strategies
A newly reenacted commission, the Strategic Planning Commission will assist the Assembly in developing, planning, and implementing strategic and planning priorities as determined by the Assembly. This newly formed commission will focus on strategic planning for the city. Click here to download an application. Click here to see the full version of the Ordinance that reenacted this commission.
Volunteer positions are available with various Municipal Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Interested persons are asked to submit a letter of interest and board application to the Municipal Clerk's Office (click here to download an application). To see the current vacancies please click on the following link: Vacancies
You can find a copy of the latest CBS Connection here.