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Found Property: A large amount of cash was found around 11/11/16 while employees were going through items that had been donated. Please contact the police department with the correct dollar amount to claim.

Publish Dec 21, 2016-Jan 4, 2017



The City of Valdez intends to sell these vessels, located at the Valdez Small Boat Harbor and Storage Yard, pursuant to Valdez Municipal Code Title 11.04.130.H:

Vessel Name ID Number Minimum Bid Description

Jax R Betr 273811 USCG $2,033.10 1957 42’ Steel Vessel

The City of Valdez intends to sell these vessels through a sealed bid public auction to the best and highest bidder. Sealed bids must be received by the City of Valdez at the address listed below or the Harbormaster’s Office before January 6, 2017 at 1:30pm. The minimum acceptable bid shall be a sum at least equal to the minimums listed in this advertisement. The successful bid will be paid in cash at the time of sale or within twenty-four hours thereafter.

The City of Valdez may elect to purchase the abandoned property or vessel at the sale for an offset bid in the amount of fees and charges due to the city for the abandoned property or vessel.

Upon the sale of the abandoned property or vessel, the city shall make and deliver its bill of sale, without warranty as to condition of vessel or the existence of liens owing against the vessel, conveying all of the city’s interest in the abandoned property or vessel to the buyer. The successful bidder will provide proof of arrangements satisfactory to the harbormaster for either removal of the abandoned property or vessel, or the placement of the abandoned property or vessel in a location approved by the harbormaster.

For further information contact the: Valdez Harbormaster


PO Box 275

Valdez, Alaska 99686

PUBLISH Dec 21, 2016-Jan 4, 2017




Four vacancies on the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive Association (VMHA) Board of Directors currently exist due to term expiration. Museum Board members are appointed by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive Association Corporation (Valdez City Council).

The term of office for these appointments will be three years, expiring in January 2020. Individuals interested in serving are encouraged to apply.

Online applications may be submitted through the City’s boards and commission application portal at Paper applications are available at City Hall and can be submitted by email to or dropped off at the front desk of City Hall. Deadline for submission is Friday, January 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. for appointment by City Council on January 17th.

The VMHA Board is the Valdez Museum’s governing body and oversees the management and operation of the museum under contract with the City of Valdez. Appointments will be made on the basis of the candidate’s willingness to serve in an unpaid capacity, as well as a candidate’s experience and/or education that may support and enhance achievement of museum corporation goals to preserve community history and support community education programs.

Information about specific responsibilities of the Board of Directors may be obtained from Patricia Relay, Museum Director at

Posted by:

Allie Ferko, CMC

Deputy City Clerk


Pub Dec 14, 2016-Jan 4, 2017


City of Valdez


Opening Date: December 12th, 2016

Maintenance of Turf and Landscape

Contract Number: 1259

This Project includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

Maintenance of approximately 44 acres of turf and landscape in parks and public areas within the City of Valdez.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, January 20th, 2017, at the office of the City Hall, 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 Parks and Recreation office, 314 Clifton Drive, Valdez, Alaska on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

Bid documents may be reviewed, and are available at the Valdez Parks and Recreation Office, City Hall, on the internet at or by calling (907) 835-2531.

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.

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

The City of Valdez "Standard Specifications and Standard Details" shall be used. These standards are available on line at (City of Valdez, current contracts out to bid) or from the City Facility Engineer's Office.

Publish Dec 14, 2016-Jan 18, 2017



Senior Citizen and Disabled Veteran 2017 Tax Exemption applications are now available at City Hall.


To qualify for the property tax exemption, each senior citizen must have attained the age of 65 on or before December 31, 2016, and must have owned and occupied real property as a permanent place of abode as of December 31, 2016. New applicants must provide proof of age.

A resident widow or widower age 60 to 64 is eligible if the deceased spouse of the widow or widower was eligible at the time of his or her death.


Real property owned and occupied as a permanent place of abode by a disabled veteran qualifies for property tax exemption. "Disabled Veteran" means a disabled person separated from the military service of the United States under a condition that is not dishonorable who is a resident of the State, whose disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in the military service of the United States, and whose disability has been rated 50% or more by the branch of service in which that person served or by the Veteran's Administration. Applicants must annually provide proof of 50% or more disability.

Qualified applicants may obtain an application from City Hall or on the City’s website. Applications must be filed with the City Clerk’s office no later than

January 15, 2017.

For further information, please contact the City Clerk's office at 834-3468 or

Allie Ferko

Deputy City Clerk

Posted 11/2/2016

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