The Citizens’ Taskforce will hold their first meeting on Tuesday, August 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Fire Hall Classroom. You can find further information on the Citizens' Taskforce website by clicking on this link: Citizens' Taskforce
The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly formed a Marijuana Advisory Committee at the meeting of July 28, 2015. This Advisory Committee will study and make recommendations for policy and local regulation development pertaining to commercial cannabis legalization with areas to be considered including but not limited to zoning, public safety, public health, and taxation. The nine member committee could include three members of the public. If you are interested in serving on this committee please fill out the boards and commission application which can be found here: Boards and commissions application and submit it along with a letter of interested, outline, or resume to the Clerk’s office by noon on August 19th. Appointments will be made at the August 25th Assembly meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.