QAP intends to begin blasting operations in Sitka, Alaska on Sawmill Creek Road, between Whale Park, and the Sawmill Creek Bridge. Blasting operations will begin Friday May 17th. Blasting will be between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please be aware there will be potential delays to the traveling public as a result, however QAP will attempt to minimize the delays. Scott Link with QAP Office: (907) 522-2211.
Request for Proposals for the disbursement of the available $31,000 in the Fisheries Enhancement Fund, established by Ordinance 2006-38 and approved by voters in the regular election held October 3, 2006, will be received at the office of the Municipal Clerk, City Hall, City and Borough of Sitka, 100 Lincoln Street, Sitka, Alaska until Friday, May 31, 2013, 2:00 pm. Proposals received after the time fixed for receipt will not be considered.
Click here for more details: RFP Fisheries Enhancement Fund Requirements
Please take the time to complete the Sitka Food Security survey. Your thoughtful answers will help to better understand the economic challenges facing Sitkans when it comes to food, and the special role that wild, local game, seafood and plants play in the health and well-being of Sitka families. Please click on the following link to take the survey:
The Sitka Community Food Assessment was a project launched at the 2012 Sitka Health Summit in October 2012.
The Ad Hoc recycling group has created a survey for Sitkans
to complete regarding their recycling habits and opinions. Click on the following link to take the survey:
Sitka Recycling Survey
The group requests every household in Sitka complete the survey.
For more information or to have your information taken by a surveyor instead of going online, call Megan Pasternak at 907-738-2290.
The boating season has arrived. Safety Checks: Check distress signals and expiration dates Check Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) Inspect life rings and cushions Operate sound signaling device Check fire extinguishers and recharge if needed Check navigation lights Check EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) Check and replace first aid supplies Instruct crew/guests on radio use (emergency call to USCG) and how to identify vessels location by GPS,or other means. These are the basics. We wish everyone a safe fishing-boating season.
Sitka, Alaska Ranks 9th on Smithsonian's Top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013.
April 23 was the day for the launch of the first of three video installments about the Blue Lake Expansion Project.
This first video focuses on the importance of this project to the community of Sitka with updates on construction progress and shots of Sitka’s natural splendor. Sitka’s remote location means that we must maintain our energy independence and the Blue Lake Expansion Project is our fish-friendly renewable energy solution. This video is our key to show not only Sitkans but the nation that small towns can make a difference!
WATCH, SHARE AND LIKE Sitka’s hydro project story at www.bluelakeexpansion.com.
The 2012 aerial imagery of the Sitka road system has recently been added to the City’s GIS website.
The Sitka GIS Website is under Popular Links on the right hand side of this page or you can click here: http://www.mainstreetmaps.com/AK/Sitka/
Once at the GIS page, on the right hand side, click the Sitka 2012 box and unclick the Sitka 2007 box. The Planning Department's experience is that the best internet browser to use for the GIS website is Google Chrome.
Additional GIS website hints:
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) will begin repaving work on the runway at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport with night closures beginning at the end of April. The night closures are scheduled for completion May 24. For specific project information, please contact Jeremy Woodrow, ADOT&PF, at 907-465-8994. Commercial airlines may be contacted directly for information concerning possibly affected flights.
Construction on the Harrigan Centennial Hall Parking has begun. Areas of the parking lot will be closed during the construction of the new parking lot. Please watch for trucks and equipment entering and exiting the area. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To view the pedestrian access route click here and for parking during large events click here.
Construction on the Blue Lake Dam Expansion Project has begun. This is a large civil construction project that may produce job opportunities. The selected bidder for Contract 9, General Construction, is Barnard Construction Company, Inc. located in Bozeman, Montana. In order to apply for a job, a resume must be submitted directly to Barnard Construction, the City & Borough of Sitka is not accepting job applications for the Blue Lake Dam project. Click here to submit a resume directly with Barnard.
There will also be job sourcing by all hired contractors from the local Department of Labor office. Click here to submit a resume with the Alaska Department of Labor.
Green - Proceed Using Electric Heat: There is a low risk that significant supplemental diesel generation will be required.
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