This section lists news and announcements from the City and Borough of Sitka.
In response to the April 8, 2011 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Notice of Application and Solicitation of Comments, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has filed final terms, conditions, and summary of management direction pursuant to Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act. These terms and conditions are included as Attachment 1 and Attachment 2.
Attachment 1 is considered “boilerplate” conditions typically seen for all hydroelectric projects on USFS lands. Attachment 2 is potential project-specific mitigation measures under consideration for the inundation of an additional 362 acres of the Blue Lake watershed.
Because of requirements relative to the sale and/or disposal of City-owned property that is being considered for mitigation purposes, a contract has been awarded for a property appraisal of the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness property. As noted in Sitka General Code 18.12.010, property valued greater than $500,000 must be approved by ordinance ratified by a majority of the qualified voters.
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A community discussion focusing on relastic goals for economic development in the next two years. Sitka Economic Roundtable
The Sitka Coastal Management Plan Amendment is available here at the links below. Copies are also available on CD from Sara Peterson, Deputy Municipal Clerk, on the third floor of City Hall. In addition, a copy will be available for review at Kettleson Memorial Library. For questions or more information about the plan, contact Marlene Campbell, Coastal Management Coordinator, at 747-1855 (Note: Downloading plan is very time-consuming.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Management Plan Amendment and Appendices
In its efforts to conserve electricity, the Electric Department has coordinated with the Library to provide “Kill-A-Watt” Electric Usage Monitors available for check-out at Kettleson Memorial Library. These gadgets can read the electricity consumption of all your household electric devices and appliances. Now you can identify the real energy consumers in your house, see if your electric devices are efficient, and get information necessary to reduce electricity costs. Link to program report.
A new web page has been published for participants and others interested in the application process of the City and Borough of Sitka’s Takatz Lake Hydroelectric Project. On the page, you can find licensing information, upcoming meeting dates, past meeting summaries, and documents out for review. Takatz Lake Hydroelectric Project page.
This document represents the City and Borough of Sitka’s Comprehensive Plan.
The Plan consists of community goals and policies, a recommended land use map, and background technical information prepared in accordance with Denali Commission guidelines. Comprehensive Plan
This study examines observed historical climate variability in Southeast, Alaska, where several new and expanded hydropower facilities are proposed. Analysis suggests that climate trends in this region since the 1920s are modest, while trends since the mid-1940s are somewhat stronger. To read the full study please go to: