The following vacancies are to be filled through a regular election of the City and Borough of Sitka on October 4, 2016: one Mayoral seat (two-year term), two Assembly member seats (three-year terms) and one School Board member seat (three-year term). Candidates for Mayor and Assembly must be qualified voters and have resided continuously in the municipality during the twelve months immediately before the election in order 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 5. Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The City and Borough of Sitka has released the FY2017 Budget. Click here to review the budget by category.
Grant applications for non-profit organizations to apply for annual funding from the City and Borough of Sitka General Fund for FY17 are now available. Applications can be obtained from the Municipal Administrator’s office (City Hall at 100 Lincoln Street) or by clicking here. $45,000 is available for disbursement.
For further information, contact Administrative Coordinator Renee Wheat at 747-1808 or email@example.com. Applications are to be returned to the Municipal Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 pm Friday, August 26, 2016. Applications will be considered and awarded at a special meeting of the Assembly in September.
The Primary Election will be held on August 16, 2016. Absentee early voting will be available beginning August 1, 2016, and will continue through Election Day. Absentee voting sites will be posted on the State of Alaska’s Division of Elections site in July of 2016. Find more information including voting locations and Alaska’s Primary Structure here: https://elections.alaska.gov/ei_primary.php
The General Election will be held on November 8, 2016. Absentee early voting will be available beginning 15 days prior to the election and will continue through Election Day. Absentee voting sites will be posted on the State of Alaska Division of Elections site in September of 2016. Find more information here: https://elections.alaska.gov/ei_general.php. For further information contact the State Division of Elections at 907-465-3021.
The Municipal Election will be held on October 4, 2016. To be eligible to vote in the October 4th Municipal Election you must register 30 days prior to the Election. Absentee ballots will be available September 19 through October 3. September 27 is the last day absentee ballots can be mailed. For further information please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1811 or visit the election information page: http://www.cityofsitka.com/government/clerk/elections/index.html.
To register to vote or update your voter registration record please go to: https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/. For more information on other ways to register or update your voter registration record click here: https://elections.alaska.gov/vi_voter_reg.php.
The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly passed Safe Streets Ordinance 2015-05 making it unlawful to use a cell phone while driving. The Ordinance will come into effect on May 26, 16. Click the link to see the Sitka Commmunity Hospital Flyer and One Text or Call Could Wreck It All and video Distracted Driving: One Call Can Change Everything.
On February 23, 2016 the Sitka Assembly requested Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Sitka Community Hospital (SCH) collaborate on a management proposal regarding the possibility of combining SEARHC and SCH services as outlined in a letter to Mayor Mim McConnell dated February 10, 2016.
SCH and SEARHC selected ECG Management Consultants to assist with developing a collaborative management proposal. Click here to read the letter addressed to Mayor McConnell and the Assembly.
The City and Borough of Sitka hereby announces that the 2016 Property Assessments have been completed and mailed March 15, 2016. Every owner of real or personal property should receive an assessment notice indicating the 2016 values. It is the duty of every person receiving a notice to advise the Assessor of any errors or omissions observed in the assessment of the property.
The property owner has thirty (30) days from the mailing of notices in which to appeal the 2016 values to the Assessor. If relief from an alleged error in valuation is not adjusted by the Assessor to the taxpayer’s satisfaction, the appellant may appeal to the Board of Equalization.
The Board of Equalization will meet at the Sealing Cove Business Center at 6:00 p.m. May 2, 2016. Appeals to the Board must be filed directly and in writing to the Assessor no later than Friday April 15, 2016.
Forms for appeal to the Board of Equalization are available at cityofsitka.com on the Assessing department page under forms, or from the Assessor at 100 Lincoln Street, room 108.
Please click on the link below to view the South Kramer Avenue Landside: Jacobs Circle to Emmons Street, Sitka Alaska report.
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 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/
Please do not feed the Sea Lions while they are around and about. They need to eat from their natural habitat. For more information, please view this PowerPoint Presentation.
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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:
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:
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.