Retired fire chief Dave Miller said he was stepping down from his assembly seat after one year due to health reasons. The assembly formally accepted Miller’s resignation at its October 11 meeting. Then it had a difficult task: Deciding how to replace him.
Sitka is cracking down on short-term rentals run by non-resident owners. When the Sitka Assembly met on Tuesday (9-13-22), it adopted new rules for vacation rentals that require owners to reside on the same property for at least six months of the year. And all permits for short-term rentals will sunset when a property changes hands.
A new law allowing All-Terrain-Vehicle use on Sitka’s streets, is already getting its first tune-up.
ATVs have been street legal in Sitka just since late February. But some assembly members were concerned that the new law left a loophole for a business to rent ATVs to tourists. So when the assembly met on Tuesday (3-22-22) it approved an amendment that would prohibit leasing or renting “all-purpose vehicles” for driving or tours.Read More