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There are four ways which you may cast an absentee ballot for the City of Valdez Regular Municipal Election to be held May 3, 2016. These can be described as follows:

1. Voting by mail

Forms are currently available at City Hall or online at The request for an absentee ballot by mail must include the following:

A. your full Alaska address

B. the address to which the ballot is to be sent

C. your signature

It is advisable to apply for your absentee by mail ballot at least 4 weeks prior to the election to assure the voted ballot reaches the Clerk’s office before May 3, 2016.

2. Absentee voting by electronic transmission (EMAIL OR FAX)

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 834-3468 for instructions regarding absentee voting by email or fax. You may request a ballot by email or fax beginning Monday, April 18, 2016. Voting by email or fax will be conducted by the City Clerk, Monday through Friday, from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

3. Absentee voting through a personal representative

A qualified elector who is physically disabled may request an absentee ballot by mail, or apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative Monday, April 18, 2016 through the date of the election on May 3, 2016. The form for application is available at the City Clerk's office.

4. Absentee voting in person

A qualified elector may vote at the City Clerk’s Office during regular office hours, beginning Monday, April 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The last day to vote before the City Clerk will be Monday, May 2, 2016, prior to 5:00 p.m.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the City Clerk's office at 834-3468 or by email at

Sheri L. Pierce, MMC

City Clerk



City of Valdez

Invitation to Bid

Date: March 18, 2016

Project: Airport Door Upgrade

Project Number: 15-350-1627 / Contract Number: 1253

This project includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

Replace both electric sliding glass door systems at airport entrance, replace keypad system, install new keypad system, and install new panic bar hardware on rear exterior doors.

Engineers Estimate for construction under $150,000.00.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 2:00pm local time on April 4, 2016, at the office of the Capital Facilities Director, 300 Airport Road, Suite 201, P. O. Box 307, Valdez, Alaska 99686. The bids will be publicly opened and read at that time.

A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the office of the Capital Facilities Director, 300 Airport Road, Suite 201, Valdez, Alaska on March 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Questions are due in writing by March 30, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Complete sets of the bid documents may be purchased from Digital Blueprint, 903 West Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99503, (907) 274-4060. Bid documents may also be downloaded from the City of Valdez website at; documents are located under “Bids” on the lower right hand side of the opening page. Bidders are encouraged to download, fill out, and return the Request for Addendum form located at the link listed above to ensure receipt of any addendum issued for this project.

Bid security in the amount of 5% of the total bid is required.

The City reserves the right to waive any irregularities or informalities in a bid and to reject any and all bids without cause.

Current minimum prevailing wage rates as published by the Alaska Department of Labor must be paid if required by law.

Requirements of the Alaska Employment Preference (AS 36.10) must be met.

The City of Valdez “Standard Specifications and Standard Details” shall be used. An electronic copy is available from the City of Valdez website at under “standards and specifications” located on the “quick links” portion of the Capital Facilities Department page.







There are four (4) vacancies on the Library Board due to expiration of terms. The City of Valdez is accepting applications from citizens who would like to be considered for appointment.

The Library Board is an advisory board to the City Council. It is empowered to:

Receive, consider, and evaluate public input, opinions and recommendations regarding the care, staffing, equipping, and managing of the City Library; act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in regard to the planning and implementation of programs dealing with use and development of the City Library and its resources; make recommendations to the City Council regarding the Library budget of the City; develop policies and rules for conduct and frequency of its own meetings; and perform other activities as may be requested of it by the City Council.

Applications may be obtained at City Hall or online at and can be submitted by mail to PO Box 307, Valdez, AK 99686, by fax at 835-2992, Attention: City Clerk, or by email to before 5:00 p.m., Tuesday March 29, 2016 for appointment by City Council on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.


Application for Marijuana Establishment License

Herbal Outfitters, LLC is applying for a new Retail Marijuana Store License 3 AAC 306.300, doing business as HERBAL OUTFITTERS, LLC located at 165 Fairbanks Drive, Valdez, AK, 99686, UNITED STATES.

Interested persons should submit written comment or objection to their local government, the applicant, and to the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office at 550 W 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage, AK 99501 or to not later than 30 days after this notice of application.




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