OFFICIAL NOTICE OF
REGULAR MUNICIPAL AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
OF THE CITY OF VALDEZ
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to applicable law and ordinances (or Code of Laws of the City of Valdez) a general election will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to elect candidates for the following offices:
MAYOR Vacancy, to serve an 18 month (1.5) year term
CITY COUNCIL Three (3) Vacancies, each to serve an 18 month (1.5 year) term
SCHOOL BOARD Three (3) Vacancies, each to serve a 30 month (2.5 year term)
Normal terms of office for this election have been reduced by six months due to the change of the regular municipal election date from October to May beginning in 2015.
ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES
City Council and City School Board: Must be a qualified elector of Alaska who has been a resident of the City of Valdez for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the date of filing.
Nominating petitions for the offices of Mayor, City Council and School Board may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office. The first date to file a petition for office will be July 14, 2014. Final date for filing a nominating petition will be August 15, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
At the regular election to be held on October 7, 2014, in and for the City of Valdez, Alaska (the “City”), the following proposition shall be submitted to the qualified voters of the City for approval or rejection. A majority of those voters qualified and voting in favor of the proposition is required for approval.
PROPOSITION NO. 1
Shall the City of Valdez, Alaska, issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 for the acquisition of property, planning, design, construction, reconstruction, expansion and improvement of the harbor in the City, together with all necessary appurtenances, equipment and facilities in connection therewith, all as provided in Resolution No. 14 32 of the City?
PRECINCTS, POLLING PLACES
The City consists of three election precincts for all regular and special City elections. The boundaries of these precincts are as follows:
Precinct #1: that portion of the City of Valdez which lies west of Hazelet Avenue;
Precinct #2: that portion of the City of Valdez which lies between Hazelet Avenue and a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround).
Precinct #3: that portion of the City of Valdez which lies east of a north/south line drawn through the point where Crooked Creek crosses the Richardson Highway (Salmon Turnaround).
The polling places for these precincts shall be as follows:
Precinct #1: Teen Center
Precinct #2 City Council Chambers
Precinct #3 Robe River Subdivision Fire Station
A PERSON IS QUALIFIED TO VOTE WHO
1. Is a United States Citizen;
2. Is 18 years or older;
3. Has been a resident of the State of Alaska and the City of Valdez for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
4. Is registered 30 days prior to the election as required under Alaska Statutes 15.07 and is not registered to vote in another jurisdiction;
5. Is not disqualified under Article V of the State Constitution
Sheri L. Pierce, MMC
USDA Forest Service
Chugach National Forest, Alaska Region
Cordova Ranger District
Public Scoping Notice
The Cordova Ranger District is reviewing a proposal from Chugach Alaska Corporation to conduct mineral material exploration on lands near Secret Cove in Port Gravina. The Chugach National Forest is the steward of the surface estate which was acquired as part of an Exon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) settlement conveyance project. In this area, the Chugach Alaska Corporation owns the subsurface estate and retains outstanding mineral rights to the subsurface.
The proposal would involve using a class 450 excavator to enable a tracked drill to access two test sites. At each of the two sites, a series of drill holes would be followed with blasting operations to enable an evaluation of the subsurface materials. Operations would occur during the summer and fall of 2014 and occur over an approximate 14-day period. Surface disturbance would be kept to a minimum during operations and no more than ½ mile of temporary access route would be utilized during exploration activities. The project would occur in lands designated as EVOS Acquired Lands Management Area (221) in the Chugach Forest Plan. These lands are also part of the Fidalgo-Gravina Inventoried Roadless Area.
For location maps and more information contact Bob Behrends at (907) 424-4729 or Robert Skorkowsky at (907) 424-4742.
Comments identifying specific issues and concerns are requested by August 22, 2014 and can be emailed to the attention of Bob Behrends, PO Box 280, Cordova, Alaska 99574 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
CITY OF VALDEZ, ALASKA
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VALDEZ,
ALASKA, PROVIDING FOR THE SUBMISSION TO THE QUALIFIED
VOTERS OF THE CITY OF VALDEZ, ALASKA, THE QUESTION OF
INCURRING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDED INDEBTEDNESS IN AN
AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000 FOR THE ACQUISITION OF
PROPERTY, PLANNING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION,
RECONSTRUCTION, EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE
HARBOR IN THE CITY, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY
APPURTENANCES, EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES IN CONNECTION
THEREWITH, AT THE REGULAR ELECTION TO BE HELD IN THE CITY
ON OCTOBER 7, 2014
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VALDEZ,
Section 1. At the regular election to be held on October 7, 2014, in and for the
City of Valdez, Alaska (the "City"), the following proposition shall be submitted to the
qualified voters of the City for approval or rejection. A majority of those voters qualified
and voting in favor of the proposition is required for approval.
PROPOSITION NO. 1
Shall the City of Valdez, Alaska, issue general obligation bonds in an
amount not to exceed $20,000,000 for the acquisition of property,
planning, design, construction, reconstruction , expansion and
improvement of the harbor in the City, together with all necessary
appurtenances, equipment and facilities in connection therewith, all as
provided in Resolution No. 14-[ 1 of the City?
Section 2. The foregoing proposition shall be printed on a ballot, which may
set forth other propositions, and the proposition set forth in this resolution shall be
printed in full and the following words shall be added as appropriate and next to a space
provided for marking the ballot:
PROPOSITION NO. 1
Section 3. The City Council shall determine the particular work authorized
hereby to be carried out in the event the proceeds of the bonds to be authorized are
insufficient together with other money of the City to be used therefor to carry out all such work. There shall be included in the cost of carrying out such work payment for any
necessary construction costs and costs of engineering, architectural, planning, financial,
legal and other services lawfully incurred incident thereto including costs of issuance of
the bonds to be authorized.
Section 4. The full faith and credit of the City shall be pledged to the payment
of the principal of and interest on the bonds when issued, and ad valorem taxes upon all
the taxable property in the City may be levied without limitation as to rate or amount to
pay the principal of and interest on the bonds when due.
Section 5. In the event the issuance of the bonds is ratified at that election, the
City is hereby authorized to borrow money in anticipation of the sale of the bonds and to
issue bond anticipation notes. The amount of the notes to be issued from time to time
and the time of their issuance, the form and other details of the notes and provisions for
the sale thereof shall be fixed by the City Council by resolution , or the City Council may
delegate by resolution to the Mayor or the City Manager the authority to make all or any
of the foregoing determinations.
Section 6. The bonds to be authorized may be issued in one or more series.
PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
VALDEZ, ALASKA, this 21 st day of July, 2014
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Solid Waste Department needs your help to keep Hazardous Waste out of your landfill.
The City of Valdez will be holding a
Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup Day on
AUGUST 09, 2014
AT THE BALER FACILTY
500 S. Sawmill Rd
The Baler facility will be accepting any and all Household Hazardous Waste.
(Paint, Misc Household chemicals, pesticides, ect.)
HAZARDOUS WASTE as defined by City Code 8.08.020 cannot be put in your trash cans or dumpsters.
‘Hazardous Waste” means waste that is capable of causing injury, disease or impairment of health or property damage, including but not limited to, poisons, pesticides, acids, caustics, infectious or pathological waste, radioactive materials, explosive or highly flammable materials, oil and petroleum products, batteries and burning or smoldering materials, or any item which, when disposed of into landfill, will cause contamination of groundwater or cause the groundwater to not meet state drinking water standards.
If you have any questions please call the Baler at