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January 17, 2018




The City of Valdez is now accepting applications for the 2018 Downtown Beautification Matching Grant Program.

The Beautification Matching Grant Program enables property owners, non-profits, and businesses to seek 50:50 matching grants for specific types of aesthetic upgrades to buildings or land. Interested parties must complete and submit an annual application. All submissions are then evaluated by the Mayor’s Beautification Task Force.

Eligible buildings must be used for commercial, non-profit, and/or mixed use purposes and shall be geographically located in one of two “tiers”. Due to program goals and limited program funding, properties listed in Tier One will be given first priority for grant selection, however Tier Two properties may also be considered.

TIER ONE: Eligible properties located in the downtown area of Valdez. The downtown area is bordered by North Harbor Drive and Fidalgo Drive to the south, Pioneer Drive to the north, Meals Avenue to the east, and Hazelet Avenue to the west, and along the Richardson Highway from Meals Avenue to Crooked Creek. To be eligible for Tier One, properties must additionally have not have received City beautification matching grant funds in the past.

TIER TWO: Eligible properties located within Valdez city limits, but outside the downtown area. Eligible properties which have previously received a beautification matching grant also fall into Tier Two.

Please note, strictly residential properties, home-based businesses, and properties with delinquent property taxes are not eligible for the matching grant program.

Grant applications are available at City Hall or online at

Completed grant applications are due to the City Economic Development Director no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2018. Applications received after the due date will not be considered.

Grant applications may be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to: City of Valdez Beautification Matching Grant Program, Attn: Economic Development Director, PO BOX 307, Valdez, AK 99686.

For questions or additional information, please call 834-3490 or email

Posted by:

Martha Barberio

City Economic Development Director

Staff Advisor, Mayor’s Beautification Task Force


City of Valdez

Request for Qualifications

January 9, 2018

Project: Construction Management/Owner’s Representative Services

Project Number: Multiple

A. Overview

1. The purpose of this document is to solicit qualifications from professional consultants to provide construction management, owner’s representation and related professional services for a portfolio of City projects. Project specifics will be available on the city website - . The suite of projects includes both horizontal and vertical construction. The City reserves the right to select qualified candidates and/or firms on a project by project basis that is most beneficial to the City. The Consultant will report to the respective City Project Manager and will be responsible for assisting with design development and value engineering where applicable. The period of performance begins with pre-construction and will continue throughout project completion. The anticipated duration will be for the 2018 construction season (roughly April through December).

B. Submissions and Inquiries

Valdez encourages disadvantaged, minority and women-owned consultant firms to respond.

Submit five (5) hard copies and one (1) electronic of your Statement of Qualifications to:

City of Valdez, Alaska, Director of Capital Facilities

PO Box 307

Valdez, AK 99686

Electronic files may be sent via email to with cc: but will be considered incomplete without hard copies

Proposals will be accepted until: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 4:00PM

Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Nathan Duval, Capital Facilities Director, at , (907) 835-5478.




An application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.030 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The details are as follow:

Applicant: Sundog Charters LLC

2026 Arlington Drive

Anchorage, AK 99517

Proposed Activity: Review of a new plan application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan that is required to commit adequate resources to meet all planning requirements for prevention and response for a realistic maximum discharge from the operations of Sundog Charters. Sundog Charters operations include four landing vessels to be used to deliver fuel to small facilities in Kodiak, Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound regions. Fuel tanks will be placed on the deck of the vessel and pumped to onshore tanks.

Location: Kodiak, Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound regions

Potential Results: A potential risk exists of oil spills entering the lands or waters of the state as a result of this operation.

Activity identified as: State Contingency Plan Number 17-CP-5248

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Jade Gamble, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Suite 11, Soldotna, AK 99669, 907-262-3421 (phone), 907-262-2294 (fax), or

The public comment period for this application begins on January 18, 2018, and ends on February 19, 2018. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 5:00 pm on February 19, 2018. It is the responsibility of the commenter to verify that facsimile and email submissions are received by the deadline. An additional comment period may be provided in accordance with 18 AAC 75.455(d).

Copies of the application package are available for public review at the following locations: the department's office at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Rd Suite 11, Soldotna, AK 99669; and the department’s website at

The department will hold a public hearing on the plan application if it determines that good cause exists. Residents in the affected area or the governing body of an affected municipality may request a public hearing by writing to the Department of Environmental Conservation, at the above address prior to February 1, 2018. The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to February 5, 2018, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Growler Bay Brewing Company LLC is making application for a new Brewery License AS.04.11.130 liquor license, doing business as Growler Bay Brewing Company located at 224 Galena Street, Valdez AK 99686

Interested persons should submit written comment to their local governing body, the applicant and to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board at 550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1600, Anchorage AK 99501.



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