departments

The City of Thorne Bay has various departments which are responsible for managing and operating the various components of Thorne Bay. Click on the links below for more information about each department.

 

Administration and Finance

City of Thorne Bay administration offices include the City Administrator, and Clerk’s office.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

Harbor Department

The City of Thorne Bay Harbor Department operates and maintains 2 boat harbors. Main Harbor Thorne Bay, located on Shoreline Drive Davidson Landing Harbor in South Thorne Bay..​

Solid Waste

Solid Waste Site is located in Goose Creek on the South Thorne Bay/Kasaan Road. 

  • Open to public Thursdays and Fridays 9 AM – 4 PM and every first and third Saturday of the month 9 AM – 4 PM.
  • Call City Hall (907)828-3380 for information on rates.

Streets & Roads

Streets and Roads Department—–

The Streets and Roads Department is responsible for street and road maintenance and construction including winter snow removal.  This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s heavy equipment fleet including excavators, dump trucks, backhoes and all other vehicles and mobile equipment used in the process of maintaining and constructing City streets and roads.  this position is periodically assigned to other departmental projects as necessary. And other duties as assigned including preparing and operating within the respective budgets.

Water/Sewer Department

WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT

The mission of Thorne Bay Water and Sewer is to provide water services to our customers in a safe and reliable manner.

Samuel Sawyer, Water/Waste Water Supervisor

Public Works Department

Public Works Department provides, controls, and maintains reliable and cost-effective public works facilities and systems in a manner that emphasizes customer satisfaction, public service, and the long-term best interest of the community.

Parks & Public Facilities

PARKS AND PUBLIC FACILITIES:

PARKS AND RECREATION

Parks and Rec. Department exists to preserve the quality of life in Thorne Bay by maintaining and expanding recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

CITY OF THORNE BAY RV PARK


THE BAY CHALET
CURRENTLY OUT OF ORDER AND CLOSED FOR PUBLIC USE

THE THORNE BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Located next to City Hall

Free WiFi

(907) 828-3303

email library@thornebay-ak.gov

http://thornebaylibrary.wixsite.com/tbpl

CITY OF THORNE BAY BALLFIELD

Located next to school

CITY OF THORNE BAY BASKETBALL COURT/TENNIS COURT

Located next to Bay Chalet

PEARL NELSON COMMUNITY PARK

Picnic area and playground (located below City Hall)

A great place to take photos overlooking the bay and to read about Thorne Bay’s history.

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Emergency Services

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Emergency Services Department Consists of three Departments:
1. Emerncy Medical Services
2. Fire Department services
3. Village Public Safety Officer

Emergency Medical Services Department —


Emergency Medical Services Department is currently contracted with Klawock EMS (KEMS). Klawock EMS. There are EMT’s stationed within Thorne Bay, and a 911 dispatcher. Klawock EMS is notified for all EMS Calls and if Transport is needed, the Klawock EMS will transport.

Fire Department —


The Fire Department consists of approximately 9 volunteers. IF you are interested in volunteering for the Fire Department, please contact the Fire Chief Jim Silverthorn, or the City Administrator at (907) 828-3380.

Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO)—-

The VPSO is an appointed position by the Haida/Tlingit Central Council.

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