The Sitka School Board sent its policy covering sexually-transmitted infections back to the drawing board, after it learned it was missing the boat on the most common STI’s.
When the Assembly meets tonight (09-13-16), they’ll determine which of two tax breaks they’ll implement if voters approve raising the property tax cap this fall. The Assembly will also receive an update from the Sitka Community Playground Group and the Electric Department.
All of Sitka experienced a brief power outage early Saturday morning (09-10-16). Customers lost power at 2:28 AM on Saturday when an insulator failed at the Medvejie substation. Electric department line crews worked through the storm to repair the insulator and power was fully restored at 3:58 AM.
A pair of Forest Service workers killed a charging brown bear near Sitka at the end of August. It was the third dangerous bear encounter in the Sitka Ranger District in less than a month.
The second summer troll opening for king salmon in Southeast Alaska is finally over. The 22-day opening was the second-longest on record for the fishery. Coho fishing remains open until September 22.
The Sitka Planning Commission is re-writing the city’s Comprehensive Plan - a guide to future development in Sitka. And during a meeting on Tuesday night (09-08-16), the group got down to brass tacks about Sitka’s economy.
More Alaskans will have affordable access to mobile phones and broadband internet, thanks to a change in federal communication rules and funding.
The Sitka Assembly hired Brian Hanson as city attorney during a special meeting Tuesday night (9-6-16).
Sitka is doing pretty well -- for now. The administration delivered an upbeat annual report to the Chamber of Commerce this week (8-31-16), but was candid about the community’s precarious financial situation.
The Sitka School Board met last Thursday (09-25-156) for the first meeting of the school year. And at the top of their list was a resolution to support raising property taxes in Sitka. The October 4th ballot will ask voters to approve raising the cap by two mills.