The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Public and Legal notices


Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

Trust Land Office

Notice under 11 AAC 99.050 of

Decision to Dispose of Interest at MH Parcel C20141 in Valdez

MHT #9200666

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of AS 38.05.801 and 11 AAC 99, the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) has determined that it is in the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries to complete a Land Lease and/or Land Sale of certain Trust land. The basis for this determination is explained in a written best interest decision prepared by the Executive Director pursuant to 11 AAC 99.040.

The Trust land affected by the decision is adjacent or near to the City of Valdez, and is more particularly described as: A portion of the parcel annotated as “state land” on Plat 80-11 filed in Valdez, Alaska Recording District (on 9/28/1980), located within Section 35, Township 008 South, Range 006 West, Copper Meridian, containing approximately 20 acres (MH Parcel C20141).

Persons who believe that the written decision should be altered because it is not in the best interests of the Trust or its beneficiaries, or because the decision is inconsistent with Trust management principles set out in 11 AAC 99.020, or any other provision of 11 AAC 99, must provide written comments on or before 4:30 PM, June 9th, 2017. Comments should be submitted to the TLO at 2600 Cordova Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503, or by fax (907) 269-8905 or email Submittal of competing interest must comply with stated deadline for comments. Following the comment deadline, the Executive Director will consider timely comments that question the decision on the basis of the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries or inconsistency with 11 AAC 99, and the best interest decision may be changed in response to such written comments or other information. Commenting parties will be provided a copy of the final best interest decision after the end of the notice period.

To be eligible to file for reconsideration of the best interest decision, or to file a subsequent appeal to the Superior Court, a person must have submitted written comments during the notice period. Eligible persons will have twenty (20) calendar days after published notice of or receipt of the final written decision to request that the Executive Director reconsider the decision under 11 AAC 99.060(b).

Copies of the written decision are available at the Trust Land Office, or at If you have any questions concerning this action, please contact the Trust Land Office at (907) 269-8658.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Alaska Mental Health Trust is prepared to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Trust Land Office at (907) 269-8658 for assistance. Requests for assistance must be received at least 96 hours prior to the comment deadline in order to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

The Executive Director of the TLO reserves the right to waive technical defects in this notice or to amend, postpone, or vacate the best interest decision.

_/s/______________ _5/5/2017______

John Morrison Date

Executive Director Published Valdez Star: 05/10/2017


Alaska Gasline Port Authority Board Vacancy

The City of Valdez is soliciting applications for (1) vacancy due to resignation on the Alaska Gasline Port Authority (AGPA) Board. The appointment shall be for a three year, five month term expiring on November 31, 2020.

The Valdez City Council appoints three representatives to sit on the Board of Directors for the Alaska Gasline Port Authority (AGPA). Board members must be a registered voter within the State of Alaska, reside within the State of Alaska, and shall serve at the pleasure of the governing body of the Municipality by whom such member is appointed.

Citizens interesting in applying should submit a letter of interest addressed to the City Council, a standard City boards application, and a resume. Board application forms are available on the City of Valdez website at and at Valdez City Hall. (Web applications will not be accepted for this position.)

Application packets must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM for appointment by the City Council on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Packets may be dropped off at City Hall or emailed to

Interested citizens may learn more by visiting the AGPA website at or by contacting the Valdez Deputy City Clerk at 907-834-3468 or email to

Posted: May 4, 2017

Allie Ferko, CMC, Deputy City Clerk






Two vacancies currently exist on the Economic Diversification Commission due to resignation. The City of Valdez is accepting applications from citizens who would like to be considered for appointment.

Members of the commission shall be diversified to the maximum extent possible and appointed to represent specific industry sectors of the economy. No two members may be appointed to serve concurrently from the same industry sector. Appointees representing the following industry sectors will be considered to fill the current vacancies: (1) accommodations, (2) commercial fisheries, (3) food and beverage, (4) healthcare, (5) professional services – attorney, engineer, banker, real estate, media, etc., (6) seafood processing, (7) sport fisheries, (8) transportation, (9) utilities, and (10) winter tours and attractions.

The commission is an advisory commission to the city council. It shall have the authority to prepare and submit for approval a comprehensive economic diversification strategy for the overall economic diversification of the community; prepare and recommend for approval reports and plans regarding socioeconomic data and specific sectors of the economy; review and make recommendations to the council for approval of strategic plans, plans of work and funding requests of agencies, organizations, and event sponsors; review and make recommendations for approval on projects submitted for economic development grant funding opportunities; receive, consider and evaluate public input, opinions and recommendations regarding economic diversification programs of the city and advise the city council of any findings or recommendations; and other duties related to economic diversification as outlined in Chapter 2.60 of Valdez municipal code.

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: Deputy City Clerk, or by email to before 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31st for appointment by City Council on Tuesday, June 6th. As there are two vacancies with different term expirations, applicants should note term length preference on their application.



One vacancy on the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive Association (VMHA) Board of Directors currently exists due to resignation. Museum Board members are appointed by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive Association Corporation (Valdez City Council).

The term of office for this appointment will be seven months, expiring in January 2018. 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 Wednesday, March 31st at 5:00 p.m. for appointment by City Council on June 6th.

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

Posted 05/04/17


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 08/18/2019 03:34