City and Borough of Sitka

Press Releases and Public Service Announcements


Spring Clean-Up and Household Hazardous Waste Events


The City and Borough of Sitka announces the annual community wide Spring Clean-Up from April 18-26, 2020. Click here for the full details. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held on April 25-26, 2020. Click here to view the flyer.  



Gary Paxton Industrial Park Board of Directors Meeting


The GPIP Board will meet on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:00pm at Centennial Hall, Room 6.  Agenda:  GPIP Waterfront Development/ Haul Out RFP, GPIP FY2021 Budget, and GPIP Dock Crane. Public Welcome! For more information, please call 747-2660. GPIP website at:



Planning Department Survey on Short-Term Rentals


The Planning Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at Harrigan Centennial Hall. The meeting is open to the public. NOTE: More information on these agenda items can be found at or by contacting the Planning Office at 100 Lincoln Street. Individuals having concerns or comments on any item are encouraged to provide written comments to the Planning Office or make comments at the Planning Commission meeting. Written comments may be dropped off at the Planning Office in City Hall, emailed to, or faxed to (907) 747-6138. Those with questions may call (907) 747-1814.



Planning Department Survey on Short-Term Rentals


The City and Borough of Sitka Planning Department invites the community to participate in a survey on short-term rentals as a new addition to its annual reporting process. The survey will be open through Sunday, February 23. The results will be discussed at the Planning Commission meeting on March 4.


The survey can be accessed at, or in person at the Planning Office located at 100 Lincoln Street. For additional information, please contact us at 747-1814 or



Crescent Harbor Float Replacement Project Update


Due to construction planned for Crescent Harbor Float Replacement Project in the coming week, pedestrian traffic routes along the nearby Sea Walk and access to Floats 5, 6 and 7 will continue to be impacted. The parking lot across from 709 Lincoln Street remains closed, as well. Pedestrian routes are shown on the attached figure. Turnagain Marine Contractors (TMC) will post traffic control signs at critical areas along the Sea Walk and at the entrance to the Crescent Harbor ramps and the parking lot.


A crane will be operating in the Crescent Harbor parking lot, just north of the Net Shed. See attached figure. This will limit parking adjacent to the work.


Pile installation – both driving and drilling – has begun and is progressing well. Work had been limited to daylight hours, but has recently been extended to sunrise-to-7 p.m. Float 4 has been installed, but is not yet thoroughly secured with all the required pilings.


TMC is in the process of demolishing Crescent Harbor Floats 1 through 4 ahead of replacement of the floats, headwalks and gangways. Electrical and water services will also be replaced. TMC expects float installation to be complete in March, with electrical and utility work to follow.


Other parking and pedestrian access changes will be needed over the course of the project. Those changes will be posted here on the City and Borough of Sitka PSA page, on the CBS Facebook page, and shared with local media outlets. Please call Public Works with any questions: 747-1804.



Crescent and Thomsen Harbor Pump Out Stations Closed


The sewage pump out station at Crescent Harbor is closed for repairs until after the rebuild project is complete. Thomsen Harbor pump out station is also unusable due to the rafting of the boats next it. Harbor users are being asked to use Eliason Harbor pump out station. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Harbor office at 747-3439.



Moller Park Playground Closures

The west and east playgrounds at Lower Moller Park are closed until further notice. The City and Borough of Sitka’s number one priority is safety and a recent audit shows that the playgrounds are not in compliance with safety standards. The City and Borough of Sitka Parks and Recreation Department apologizes for the inconvenience. For more information, call Public Works Department at 747-1804.