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Valdez District Registration: 5:30 PM

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Meeting: 6:30 PM

Valdez Civic Center


1. Call to Order, Determination of Quorum, Notice of Meeting

2. Approval of 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

3. Reports

4. Election Results

5. Unfinished Business

6. New Business

7. Adjournment

Please join us Wednesday, April 27th to learn election results, hear more about your telephone cooperative, and win great prizes (must be present, in person, at time of drawing to win).


State of the State - Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 PM

City Council Chambers

- Presented by John Hozey -

Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Bill Walker





The Valdez Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the hearing is to take public testimony on the request from Josh Swierk for a Conditional Use Permit for a hostel at 5115 Sealion Road, Lot 22, Block 9, Alpine Woods Subdivision. The property is currently zoned Rural Residential and it is a conditional use within that zoning district (Section 17.20.040 (D) VMC).

The public is encouraged to attend but if attendance is not possible, comments may be presented to the Community & Economic Development Department in writing prior to the March 9th meeting. A copy of the comments will then be presented to the Planning & Zoning Commission. Submissions by email may be sent to:

Anyone having questions concerning this request or who would like more detailed information should contact the Community & Economic Development Department at (907) 834-3427.


Lisa Von Bargen, Director CEDD





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



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