Tonight (06-13-17), the Sitka Assembly will make a final vote on the budget for the year, review a critical areas ordinance, and bid farewell to City Administrator Mark Gorman.

See agenda here: AssemblyAgenda_170613

As this fiscal year winds down, the Assembly will also consider two outstanding budget requests: a $400,000 transfer into the Electric Fund and $400,000 for Sitka Community Hospital to expand the clinic. The Assembly postponed awarding more space to the hospital at their last meeting, saying they wanted to hear about SEARHC’s plan for merger first.

The Assembly will also review a critical areas ordinance. Right now, the city cannot issue permits in a hazard area unless a geotechnical analysis is completed. This ordinance would allow property owners to pay for that analysis and any resulting mitigation or accept the known risks. The ordinance also aims to protect the city from liability.

This is outgoing city Administrator Mark Gorman’s last meeting. His last day on the job is Friday, June 15. The Assembly will also tour the Mt. Edgecumbe pool facility under construction at 4 p.m.

The Sitka Assembly meets in Harrigan Centennial Hall at 6 p.m. tonight. Raven Radio will join the meeting live in progress, following Alaska News Nightly.