The Sitka Builders Seminar 2014 sponsored by the Sitka Building Department is an educational seminar on building techniques and regulations for contractors, designers and homeowners. This event will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10, 2014 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Call Public Works at 747-1806 for details or to register.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR CEUs. A registration fee of $100 will be charged to those who wish to acquire CEUs. Please register no later than Friday, October 3. After October 3 the cost for those desiring CEUs will be $125. There is no fee to attend unless you wish to receive CEUs.
The CBS FY 2016 Legislative Requests were approved by the Assembly at the September 9, 2014 meeting. This document has not yet been formatted or finalized, and the graphics and presentation are still to be developed. The final CBS FY 2016 Legislative Priorities document will be available prior to the January 2015 legislative session. Click here to see the draft copy: CBS FY 2016 Legislative Priorities
Construction efforts continue through the outage and the big news to report from the previous week is everything is on schedule. The old water tunnel is completely plugged and two turbines have been dry tested in the new powerhouse which means they’re ready to roll.
Water from the temporary Indian River filtration plant continues to meet drinking water regulations. Chlorine taste and odor in the drinking water can be removed with simple activated carbon filters like Pur or Brita, which are available at local stores.
The generation outage is scheduled to end October 18. IT IS STILL VERY IMPORTANT TO CONSERVE BOTH ELECTRICITY AND WATER until October 18!
October 7, 2014 is the Regular Municipal Election. Absentee voting is available beginning September 22, 2014 at City Hall, 100 Lincoln Street, or by mail. Click below for more information on the following:
Sponsored by the City and Borough of Sitka on Saturday, October 4 from 8:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, October 5 from 8:00am to 3:00pm is a free household hazardous waste collection event. Please do not deliver items prior to or after the event times.
All households, certain small businesses and government agencies are eligible to dispose of up to 200 lbs. of waste per year. Solvents, oil, paint, antifreeze, cleaners, poisons, acids, batteries, caustics, furniture stripper, herbicides, pesticides, flares, printing & photographic chemicals are eligible. No explosives, blasting caps and gun powder, reactives such as sodium metal and radioactive wastes, and fluorescent bulbs are eligible. Fluorescent bulbs are accepted at the Recycling Center every Saturday from Noon to 1:00pm, customers are charged $.50 per bulb.
Please contact the Public Works Office at 747-1806 for more information.
With regards to Sitka's roads and the history, inventory, costs and funding please see the report done by Public Works by clicking here: Public Works Road System Master Planning & Funding Strategies
BLUE LAKE ROAD IS CLOSED due to construction on the Blue Lake Dam. Crews are working around the clock and heavy equipment is running on the road at all times. The road will re-open to vehicle traffic in the spring of 2015. For more information visit http://www.bluelakeexpansion.com/ or call the Electric Department at 747-4000.
Click: Ordinance 2014-07 to see amendments to Sitka General Code Title 13 that reenacts certain sections to update the laws governing conduct and use of Sitka Municipal Harbor Facilities by adopting requirements for vessel maintenance, care and procedures for impounding nuisance vessels. These changes go into effect on May 8, 2014.
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.
It is certain that significant supplemental diesel generation will be required. Please switch to an alternate heat source (oil, wood, etc.) and conserve electricity.