City and Borough of Sitka

Press Releases and Public Service Announcements

 

Candidate Filing Period Open for Assembly and School Board

07/21/2021

The following vacancies are to be filled through a regular election of the City and Borough of Sitka on October 5, 2021:  two Assembly member seats (three-year terms) and two School Board member seats (three-year term). Candidates for 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.  If interested in filing, contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1811 or 747-1826 to schedule an appointment for packet pick up. The filing period closes at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 6.

 

Voter Registration Reminder For Municipal Election

 07/27/2021

The Municipal Election is October 5, 2021. To be eligible to vote you must be a registered voter. The last day to register in order to qualify to vote in the Municipal Election is September 5. To register to vote, or update your voter registration record, visit: https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/ or stop by the Municipal Clerk’s Office in City Hall at 100 Lincoln Street, 3rd floor.  For more information contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 747-1811 or 747-1826.  Division of Elections Region I Office contact information is 1-866-948-8683 or 907-465-3021.

 

Police & Fire Commission

07/23/2021

The Police & Fire Commission will meet Wednesday, July 28th at 5:30 PM in Centennial Hall. Item on the agenda include Parking Citation Hearing Board. This meeting is open to the public. Individuals that would like to participate by teleconference can contact serena.wild@sitkapd.org or call 966-5792 by 10:00 AM the day of the meeting to obtain information to join the meeting.

 

Utility/Payment Office Temporarily Closed

07/19/2021

The City and Borough of Sitka Utility/Payment office will be temporarily closed to in-person services. All services are available via phone, email, or for cash payments, by appointment. For service, please contact us as follows:

Utility/payment office         747-1818 or utilities@cityofsitka.org

Tax office                                747-1840

Payment plans                      747-1859

Payments may be made online (utility payments only), via telephone for credit card payments, or may be mailed or dropped by City Hall in the payment box outside of City Hall or the box inside located next to the Utility/Payment office. If possible, please make payments online or via mail.  If your call is not answered, please leave a message and someone will get back to you a soon as possible. The City and Borough of Sitka would like to thank you for your patience.

 

 

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport Sidewalk Replacement

07/19/2021

Construction on the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez airport sidewalk replacement continues. Construction will include replacing sidewalk and curb and gutter and providing ADA compliant curb ramps. The project has an expected completion date on or about August 6, 2021. Please obey all project signage.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this timeframe. Please contact the CBS Public Works Department with any questions. 907-747-1804.

 

Peterson Street Culvert Contstruction

05/07/2021

Construction on the Peterson Street Fish Passage Culvert has begun. Construction activities include clearing, excavation, and heavy machinery and trucking access. In order to safety construct the culvert, a section of Peterson Street between Edgecumbe Drive and Cascade Street will be closed to public access from May 27, through August 18, 2021. Please avoid the area and obey all project signage.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this timeframe. Please contact the CBS Public Works Department with any questions. 907-747-1804.

 

Tax and Accounts Receivable Office Move to First Floor of City Hall

04/22/2021

The City and Borough of Sitka Tax and Accounts Receivable Offices have moved to the 1st floor of City Hall, 100 Lincoln Street. To speak with a Tax Specialist or Accounts Receivable representative please use the door to the left of the Customer Service/Utility counter. The new hours for the Tax Office and Accounts Receivable are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, if assistance is needed outside of the posted hours, please call the Tax Office at either 907-747-1840 or 907-747-1853 or the Accounts Receivable representative at 907-747-1859 to make an appointment. To ensure privacy, please take note of the sign outside of the office that indicates if the office is in use.

 

Construction on Critical Scondary Water Plant

04/21/2021

Construction on the Critical Secondary Water plant intake has begun. Construction activities include rock excavation, blasting, and heavy machinery and trucking access. In order to safely construct the new intake structure, public access to Sawmill Creek in the Gary Paxton Industrial Park area upstream of the ADOT bridge will be closed between April 22, 2021 and August 20, 2021. Please avoid the area and obey all project signage.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this timeframe. Please contact the City and Borough of Sitka Public Works Department with any questions. 907-747-1804. 

 

Reminder: Sales Tax Rate Change

03/1/2021

As of April 1st, tax is to be collected at a rate of 6% for the months of April, May, June, July, August, and September. Long Term Commercial Rental tax remains at 5% year-round. Bed Tax for rentals less than 30 days remains at 6% year-round. If you have any questions about the collection of sales tax within the City and Borough of Sitka, please contact the Tax office at 747-1840 or tax@cityofsitka.org.