The City and Borough of Sitka will be upgrading the utility billing system on Friday, February 20, 2015. During the final phase of the upgrade the utility payment counter at City Hall, 100 Lincoln Street will not be able to accept utility payments or process move in/move out work orders on this day. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the utility payment counter at 747-1818.
What is the purpose of upgrading the Utility Billing system?
The purpose is to provide a version of the utility billing system that will facilitate a way for accessing to your account information online.
When will I be able to access my account information online?
May of 2015.
How will I be affected?
This process, other than the one day closure, will be transparent to how you receive your utility bill. If you have signed up for recurring credit card payments, there will be no effect as well.
What will I be able to do on that day?
You can make sales tax, property tax, and harbor moorage payments during this time.
What happens if my bill is due today?
What if my power is disconnected and I try to restore on Friday, can I have it back on?
Yes, visit the utility payment counter at City Hall for assistance.
The ANB Harbor power outage moved back to February 11th from 7:00am to 8:00am.
Final electrical work will be performed on the main distribution pane, from approximately 7:00am to 8:00am on February 11, 2015.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the Harbor Department at 747-3439.
The City of Sitka Electric Department is no longer taking applications for its Heat Pump Rebate Program. The Electric Department has had 67 residents apply for the $750 rebate in just five weeks, which means that the cap of $50,250 has been reached. We appreciate the strong interest from residents and welcome feedback from those who are participating. For more information, or to give feedback, please call the Electric Department at 747-1897.
The City and Borough of Sitka is looking for volunteers to fill two positions on the Employment Relations Board: one to be appointed by the Assembly that represents the City and Borough of Sitka and one to be appointed by the Employment Relations Board that serves as a Chair for the Board. Submit a letter of interest and application to the Municipal Clerk’s Office, 100 Lincoln Street, Room 306, 3rd floor. Click here to download an application: Board/Commission Application or pick one up at the Municipal Clerk's Office. Applications and letters of interest must be received no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 17. For more information, contact Sara Peterson at 747-1811.
Pursuant to Ordinance 2005-30, collective bargaining is now allowed for municipal employees and Sitka Community Hospital employees. The same ordinance requires an Employment Relations Board be established consisting of three members: employee representative, assembly representative, and one representative selected by the employee and assembly representatives. This is a notice of vacancy for the employee representative position on this board.
The employee representative is not required by ordinance to be an employee of the City and Borough of Sitka. If you are interested in being the employee representative, or wish to nominate someone else for this position, please submit a completed Declaration of Candidacy form signed by the candidate to the Municipal Clerk. A Declaration of Candidacy form may be obtained either from the Municipal Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 100 Lincoln Street, Room 306, 3rd floor or you can download it here: Declaration of Candidacy – go to Municipal Clerk/Forms/Declaration of Candidacy.
Declaration of Candidacy forms need to be completed and received by the Municipal Clerk’s Office no later than 5pm on February 17 for the nominee to appear on the ballot. The Employment Relations Board seat entitled: “Employee Representative” shall be filed by secret ballot. Voting by all current Sitka Community Hospital employees and employees of the City and Borough of Sitka will occur adjacent to the Municipal Clerk’s Office from February 24-26 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. If you cannot vote in person, absentee voting will be available by arrangement with the Municipal Clerk. Ballots will be counted on Friday, February 27 to determine who is elected to this seat.
The city is now introducing a web feature which citizens can use online to initiate commonly requested work items from city crews. The feature is a customer interface page. It allows citizens to initiate requests in a variety of areas. It works like this: a customer clicks on 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.
Requests to fill potholes go to Streets, to fix streetlights go to the Electric Dept., etc. 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 Sitka General Code was revised to accommodate Float Homes in Sitka’s Harbors. Two slips are available for building. Please contact Stan Eliason, Harbormaster at 747-3439 if you are interested in building a float home. See the Float home poster for more information by clicking here: CBS Float Home Poster
Effective December 1st, Utility Customer Service hours at City Hall will be 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday.
Public Works has a new "contractor Resources" page. You can find information on Bids and RFP's, there is Building Department Resources, information about water and sewer utility connection and more! http://cityofsitka.com/government/departments/publicworks/contractorresources.html
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
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.