The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, October 6. Due to the Harrigan Centennial Hall remodel, polling locations have been moved for 2015 and 2016. Precinct 1 is at Grace Harbor Church located at 1904 Halibut Point Road. Precinct 2 is at St. Gregory Nazianzen Catholic Church located at 605 Lincoln Street. Use the Corrigan Hall entrance facing Lincoln Street. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. Absentee/advanced voting will be available weekdays from 9am to 5pm at City Hall (3rd floor) beginning September 21 and will continue through October 5. Visit the Election Information page on the CBS website for candidate information, the sample ballot, absentee ballot request and other helpful information. For further information, contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1811.
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 Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Blatchley Middle School. 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 Kimsham Roundabout, 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.
For Individuals and Families with damages to primary residence or essential personal property lost in 2015 August Flooding/Landslide Alaska State is offering assistance. Click the link for more information State Individual Assistance.
In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 USC 2714(c)), the Sitka Jarvis St. power plant, owned and operated by CBS, has been named as the source of a discharge of approximately 2500 gallons of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel on or about August 15, 2015 near the shoreline of 1318 Sawmill Creek Rd. Sitka, AK 99835. CBS is accepting claims for certain uncompensated damages and removal costs.
Claims should be in writing, signed by the claimant, for a specified amount; and should include all evidence to support the damages. Claims presented may include claims for interim short-term damages representing less than the full amount to which the claimant ultimately may be entitled. It should be noted that payment of such claims shall not preclude recovery for damages not reflected in the paid or settled partial claims. Claims should be mailed to the following address:
City and Borough of Sitka
Attn: Municipal Attorney
100 Lincoln Street
Sitka, AK 99835
Office hours are from 8:00AM to 4:30PM AKST, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Claimants may call (907) 747-1821.
Any claims which are denied or which are not resolved within 90 days after the date of submission to our claims representative may be submitted to the US COAST GUARD STOP 7100 (ca), 4200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 20598-7100 for consideration.
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 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.
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.