Tag: Aaron Swanson

Rates for water, sewer, and garbage collection to rise

A community-driven public transportation project has been given the green light by the Sitka Assembly at their Tuesday night meeting (07-11-17). The body also gave final approval to a full roster of rate increases to keep up with inflation and fund future infrastructure projects.  Read More

Starting October 1st, Sitka’s electric rates to change seasonally

Sitka is facing a tough balancing act, between meeting their debt service on the Blue Lake Dam project and keeping rates reasonable for low-income Sitkans. Some are struggling to pay their electric bill. To address this, the Sitka Assembly decided to implement a seasonal rate structure. Beginning October 1st, rates will be higher in the summer and lower in the winter, when keeping a house warm and well lit can rack up a big bill. Read More
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