Cleanup Begins on the Landslide

Day 51 since the landslide & finally good news folks!!

The OVK DOT Crew is mobilizing equipment to the site of the landslide today & tomorrow to begin the clean up! There will be equipment on the road and trucks running from the site of the slide to the Thorne Bay Landfill as soon as work begins, please respect our crews and use caution.

I do not have a date of when the road will be open, please continue to be patient and know we are working as quickly as allowed. The Lake Ellen Road will continue to be utilized through the clean up until we can ensure public safety.

Snow removal will continue, please folks also use caution on the bypass road. Pay attention to blind spots, going up hills and around corners, go slow, you cannot stop if you are going too fast! I appreciate your continued patients, please feel free to call me with any questions, contact information is listed below.

Sara Yockey
Landslide IC
Direct Number (907) 617-9970
sara@kasaan.org

South Thorne Bay / Kasaan Road Landslide News

The Organized Village of Kasaan (OVK) was successful in obtaining funds through the Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads Program (ERFO). The request has been submitted for a Quick Release of funds for immediate repairs to the Kasaan Road for restoring essential travel. In order to acquire the additional funds awarded a Damage Survey Report (DSR) will be completed and submitted for approval. The DSR will detail the scope of work to be followed for any permeant repairs to the road. My hope is to receive funding and be able to begin the clean up before the end of the month, but it is tough to predict as there is a lengthy process to follow. It was also acknowledged that the USFS is the owner of the section of the roadway where the slide occurred. I’d like to thank the residents of Kasaan and South Thorne Bay for your continued patients and understanding and as always please feel free to contact me with any questions, my contact information is listed below. I’d also like to state that OVK, City of Thorne Bay & the USFS are ALL working tirelessly to resolve this problem. Acts of hostility, finger pointing and the blame game will not speed up this process. We need to come together as communities despite our differences of opinion, negativity is not productive. Thank You, Sara Yockey Landslide Incident Commander sara@kasaan.org Cell: (907) 617-9970 Home: (907) 329-2012

Welcome to the Official website of the City of Thorne Bay.  

Thorne Bay was incorporated as a Second-Class City on August 2, 1982.  The 2018 Census reported a total population of 524 citizens. 

The Mayor and City Council welcome community members and visitors to contact them with any questions or concerns you may have. 

How we can help you.....

Our Services

List of all our services

Document Center

We strive for transparency within our local government.

Departments

View the Departments within the City of Thorne Bay

Employees

View an updated list of City Employees and Employee Contact Information.

Municipal Grants

View approved Grant's the City holds or has previously held.

City Council

City Council Members and Upcoming Meetings

Elections

Municipal Elections are held the First Tuesday, following the First Monday in October of each year. If you are interested in becoming a City Council Member for Thorne Bay, or serving on the City Election Board visit our elections page.

Community Events

See our annual Community Events and a list of upcoming events.

contact us

If you have any questions please contact City Hall. We strive to provide quality services to our residents and visitors. Click on the link below to view our public notices and upcoming events

NEW OR EXISTING PROPERTY OWNERS IN THORNE BAY…………..

If you are thinking of buying property or currently own property and planning to expand your development, please be sure to review the Zoning Code for your area.

Thorne Bay Municipal Code Section 15.04.020 stipulates that “Development Plans” are required of all building to make the public aware of setback requirements and eliminate building encroachments into right-of-way, easements and other properties. This applies to all zones in the Thorne Bay City Limits.

Thorne Bay Municipal Code Link:  http://thornebay-ak.gov/municipal-code/

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Thorne Bay.  

Thorne Bay was incorporated as a Second-Class City on August 2, 1982.  Thorne Bay is a community of over 500 citizens. 

The Mayor and City Council welcome community members and visitors to contact them with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Welcome to our city!