SPECIAL MEETING FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

There will be a Special Meeting of the City Council on Friday, March 20th, 2020, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

In efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); the Thorne Bay City Council will be holding their Regular and Special meetings over live feed using WebEx.  WebEx allows users to sign into the meeting through the web or by telephone.

Teri Feibel invites you to join this Webex meeting.
Meeting number (access code): 629 013 402  
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Friday, March 20, 2020 5:00 pm  | 

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COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Legislation

Governor Dunleavy today in his Anchorage Office signed two pieces of timely legislation to help Alaska’s COVID-19 response and preparedness.

House Bill 206 provides financial resources to DHSS for COVID-19 preparedness and response $4 million in state funds and provides open ended authority to accept any federal funds for COVID-19 response, as requested by the Governor on March 2, 2020.

House Bill 29 requires health care insurers to provide coverage for telehealth benefits and can reduce consumer and insurer costs. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC and the Alaska Chief Medical Officer have encouraged those with flu-like symptoms to utilize telehealth benefits before overloading the healthcare system, especially emergency rooms.

For the latest information on Alaska’s response to COVID-19, please visit http://coronavirus.alaska.gov.

NEWS RELEASE: COVID-19 | MUNICIPAL BUILDING CLOSURES

The City of Thorne Bay will close to the public as of March 17th through March 31st, 2020.

In an abundance of caution the City of Thorne Bay is following the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Legislation, and the Federal (CDC) guidelines and limiting all physical interactions with the public.

As such, Municipal Offices will be closed to the public but open for business via telephone and email.

FOR ALL BUSINESS PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL BY THE FOLLOWING MEANS:

Telephone:

(907) 828-3380

Email:

CITY CLERK:

Teri Feibel         cityclerk@thornebay-ak.gov

ACCOUNTING & CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Lia Roseland: –customerservice@thornebay-ak.gov

Dana Allison:    reception@thornebay-ak.gov

The City Council has cancelled their regular scheduled meeting for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  We will keep the public updated on a date for future meetings. 

The next scheduled meeting of the City Council is April 7th  

FIRE SAFETY MONTH – OCTOBER

Did You Know?

Every October, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) observes Fire Prevention Safety Week for families to plan, prepare and think about the importance of fire safety. Of course, every week is a good week to talk about fire safety because you never know when a fire emergency can strike. Here are a few fire safety tips and facts for you and your family to keep in mind..

Fire Safety Facts & Statistics
On average, seven people die in home fires every day.

Fire departments respond to an average of 355,400 home fires each year. Cooking appliances are the leading cause of home fires. 65 percent of fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors. It only takes 30 seconds for a small fire to spread.

INTER ISLAND FERRY VETERANS TRANSPORTATION GRANT AWARDED

VETERANS TRANSPORTATION GRANT AWARDED

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has renewed a transportation grant to the State of Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, and the State has advised the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that the IFA has been accepted into the Veteran Federal Transportation Grant Program again this year!

Effective September 15, 2019, the IFA is authorized to issue PASSENGER ticketing to qualifying Veterans traveling in conjunction with healthcare needs.

Present your current Alaska Driver License or ID Card with VA endorsement, Armed Forces of the United States ID Card {Retiree}, 100% Disabled Veteran or VA Healthcare Card to qualify for this no-cost to Veterans program. Examples of these IDs can be seen at either Terminal or on the vessel. Escorts will be required to get prior authorization to travel from Forrest Powell. Forrest is the Grant Manager and Veterans can contact him at 907-334-0872 or forrest.powell@alaska.gov.

Travel under this Veteran Affairs Transportation Program applies to travel on the IFA’s Hollis and Ketchikan and (temporary) Metlakatla routes.

For Additional Grant Information:  Contact General Manager Ronald Curtis 907-401-3564 or rcurtis@interislandferry.com

For Reservation Information: Contact Reservations at 866-308-4848

Thank You, Donna R. Halvorsen, Terminal Manager

Inter-Island Ferry Authority  866-308-4848, P.O. Box 495 Craig, AK 99921