The Citizens' Taskforce was established on June 23, 2015 to 1. Recommend what core services CBS must maintain, 2. Determine what funding is required to maintain these core services including depreciation and capital improvements, 3. Recommend what revenue streams and fees are most equitable and sustainable in order to maintain these services into the future, and 4. Educate and engage citizens as to the financial challenges and seek their ideas for solutions.
The next meeting is slated for Monday, February 8, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sealing Cove Business Center, 601 Alice Loop. Agenda items include: Draft Grand Budget Framework and Sales Tax Exemption Review. The meeting is open to the public.
For more information on members, agendas, minutes, interesting articles, presentations and more click the link below:
The ribbon cutting to open the new Sitka Public Library at 320 Harbor Drive has been scheduled for Thursday February 4th at 5:30 pm. The Library will be open until 8:00 pm that evening, with light refreshments served. Regular operating hours and services will resume at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5th. Prior to the opening, the book drop at the new library will be open to accept item returns, no later than Monday, February 1. For further information, please contact Robb Farmer by telephone at (907) 747-4021, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of the Assessor has mailed out the 2016 Personal and Business Property Assessment Declarations to all persons and businesses on its mailing list. All persons owning or controlling personal and business property not exempted from taxation must submit a declaration to the Assessor’s office on or before February 15th of every year. If a declaration is not filed, or it is filed after the due date, it will be subject to a $100.00 fee, per Sitka General Code 4.12.055. Types of property which must be listed, include, but are not limited to: construction equipment, machinery, tools, office furniture and fixtures, leased goods, aircraft, boats, float houses, and rental furnishings.
If you would like to receive Assessing notices or updates electronically you may submit your e-mail to: Assessing@cityofsitka.org. If you have not received a declaration form, you may obtain one by visiting our website at
or by calling the Assessor’s office at 747-1822.
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 and Borough of Sitka Assembly meetings will be held at the University of Alaska Southeast, 1332 Seward Avenue Room 229 until futher notice. A full agenda is posted at City Hall on the Friday prior to each meeting. Detailed information can be found on the City website at http://sitka.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx, Kettleson Memorial Library and at the Municipal Clerk's Office in City Hall, 100 Lincoln Street. Assembly meetings are aired live on KCAW-FM 104.7 and via video streaming from the City's website. For further information, contact the Municipal Clerk's office at 747-1811.
To keep updated, provide comments, find when meetings are and look up history on the Harrigan Centennial Hall Project, please visit: http://mcgalaska.com/a/harrigan/
The city is now introducing a web feature which citizens can use online to initiate commonly requested work items from city crews. Please to to 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.
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 City and Borough of Sitka encourages local vendors to submit quotes for purchases made by the City and Borough of Sitka. For more details click here:
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.