Tag Archives: Sitka Assembly

City seeks legal counsel in wake of landslides

The Sitka Assembly convened in executive session Wednesday night (11-11-15) to discuss legal matters affecting the municipality, as a result of the August 18th landslide.

Alaska Bulk Water given another chance

bulk-waterThough not a single drop of raw water has been exported, the Sitka Assembly is offering Alaska Bulk Water Incorporated another chance to deliver on their promises. At the company’s request, the Sitka Assembly on Tuesday (10-27-15) agreed to extend their contract for the sixth time.

State cuts could close one Sitka harbor

140708_Crescent_Harbor-KCAW 300x225If budget cuts eliminate a state matching-grant program for marine facilities, Sitka could have to close one of its boat harbors. At least three are scheduled for work over the next 10 years.

Inspired by cab conversations, Welsh wants to get involved

John Welsh is running as a write-in candidate for one of two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 6, 2015.John Welsh is a product of the West. Born in Wyoming, he moved Alaska to work in education. Along with his wife and three kids, he’s lived in Sitka for the past five years as a driver for Sitka Cab. And this year, he’s putting his name forth as a write-in candidate for the Sitka Assembly.

Candidate statement: John Welsh

IMG_3667My main concern is support for our businesses, in a framework of economic development. My interest in running for the assembly began with a focus on the schools and the hospital. These remain priorities.

Candidate statement: Bob Potrzuski

Bob Potrzuski is one of four candidates running for two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 6. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)For Sitka to remain strong into the future, we need to take advantage of our gifts: water, the sea, our world-class location and beauty, and our regional medical center. These are the keys to our future. I'll do whatever I can to allow these pieces of the economy to flourish, which in turn, employ our citizens.

Assembly rejects credit union’s expansion plans

The proposed ALPS expansion, as seen from Swan Lake. The addition would be built on a lot now occupied by Northern Credit Services.The ALPS Federal Credit Union in Sitka is going back to the drawing board. The Sitka assembly denied the credit union’s request for a conditional use permit to expand its facility into an adjacent lot.

Chamber will take over Sitka’s visitor services

The Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is no more. The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 9-8-15) voted to dissolve the organization and transfer its responsibilities to the Chamber of Commerce, at a cost of $225,000 for the rest of the year.

Chamber of Commerce likely to take over Sitka visitor services

A screenshot of the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau website. The assembly has voted to dissolve the bureau. (Screenshot June 24, 2015)The saga of Sitka’s Convention and Visitors Bureau continued Tuesday night, as the assembly moved one step closer to fully dissolving the bureau and hiring an outside contractor to do its work -- likely the Sitka Chamber of Commerce.

City still investigating cause of diesel spill

The diesel from the Jarvis Street Power Plant leaked into Sitka Sound through this storm water drain at Eagle Beach. (Rachel Waldholz, KCAW)The Sitka Assembly received an update on last week’s diesel spill at the city’s Jarvis Street Power Plant.