The following vacancies are to be filled through a regular election of the City and Borough of Sitka on October 6, 2015: two Assembly member seats (2 three-year terms) and two School Board member seats (2 three-year terms). Candidates for Assembly must be a qualified voter and have resided continuously in the municipality during the twelve months immediately before the election to run. Candidates for School Board must be qualified voters in the municipality for 30 days immediately before the election. Candidate packets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s office at City Hall located at 100 Lincoln Street, third floor. The filing period closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 7. Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s office at 747-1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
City and Borough of Sitka Assembly meetings will be held at the University of Alaska Southeast, 1332 Seward Avenue Room 229 until further 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.
The City and Borough of Sitka seeks statements of interest for entities to contract Sitka convention and visitor services. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2015. For more information, please contact the Municipal Clerk at 747-1811 or email@example.com. To download the statement of interest details click here: Statement of Interest.
Annual grant applications for non-profit organizations to apply for funding from the City and Borough of Sitka General Fund for FY16 are now available. Forms can be obtained from the Municipal Administrator's office or to download the application click here: Grant Application FY16. For further information, contact Administrative Coordinator Renee Wheat at 747-1808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are to be returned to the Municipal Clerk's Office no later than 5:00pm Friday, August, 28, 2015. Applications will be considered and awarded at a special meeting of the Assembly in September.
For the duration of the project, S&S General Contractors and the City and Borough of Sitka will host monthly informational briefings to the public. The next meeting is slated for Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Keet Gooshi Heen library. Although this meeting is on a Wednesday, these meetings will generally be scheduled for the second Thursday of each month, and are intended to provide affected residents with construction updates, schedules and the opportunity to share their concerns. Keep checking this web site for meeting announcements.
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 City and Borough of Sitka in cooperation with Sitka Trail Works has been working on improvements to and reconstruction of the Cross Trail since last spring. Using grants the City received from the State Department of Transportation and the Federal Lands Access Program, a Rasmuson grant and Sitka Trail Works donations, 1.25 miles of new trail is now complete.
Sitka Trail Works has begun construction of Phase 5 of the Cross Trail Multimodal Pathway. Approximately one mile of multimodal trail will be constructed to replace the lower portion of Gavan Hill Trail. The new section of the Cross Trail will share a trailhead with the Gavan Hill Trail at the end of Baranof Street. The Phase 5 pathway will provide access to the Cross Trail and Gavan Trail from downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. The lower part of Gavan Hill Trail will be abandoned.
For further information, please contact Lynne Brandon, CBS Parks and Recreation, at 747-1852 or Sitka Trail Works at 747-7244.
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 residents of Sitka no longer have to wait for the Household Hazardous Waste Event to recycle fluorescent bulbs or electronic waste! The Transfer Station on Jarvis Street is now collecting these items all year round to eliminate them from the waste stream.
Fluorescent bulbs can now be taken to the transfer station on Saturdays to be recycled from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is a charge of $.50 a bulb and it will be charged to the resident’s utility bill. This is for residential customers only. Commercial businesses must call Alaska Pacific Environmental Services at 907-747-5669 to set up an appointment.
Electronic Waste can be recycled at the transfer station at any time, all year long. Simply take your electronics to the Transfer Station and put it in the electronics bin. There is no charge for this service. This is for residential customers only and commercial businesses must call Alaska Pacific Environmental Services at 907-747-5669 to set up an appointment.
Please call Public Works at 907-747-1806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or call Alaska Pacific Environmental Services at 907-747-5669. The Transfer Station is located at 205 Jarvis Street and is open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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. 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.
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! City of Sitka Contact Resources page
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:
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.