In Loving Memory:
James A. Gould
08/20/1948 – 03/11/2018
City of Thorne Bay Councilmember 10/2005 – 11/2006
Mayor 11/2006 – 3/2018
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE FOR DISPOSING OF ALL THOSE UNWANTED VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT, AND SCRAP METALS
- The City of Thorne Bay and other Southeast Alaska Solid Waste Authority members are finalizing details with Waste Management (WM) for a scrap metal barge service to serve several SE Alaska communities, Thorne Bay being one. In anticipation, the City of Thorne Bay will be accepting CLEAN SCRAP METAL FREE OF CHARGE (vehicles, heavy equipment, cable, appliances, and any other types of ferrous materials).
- This offer is limited to the following dates: October 1, 2017 through October 27th. THE THORNE BAY SOLID WASTE FACILITY WILL BE OPEN DURING REGULAR HOURS (or by special appointment – call city hall!) TO RECEIVE SCRAP METALS UNDER THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- CARS, TRUCKS, EQUIPMENT—-Required by WM — All fluids MUST BE drained including engine oil, transmission fluids, transfer cases fluids, rear end fluids, radiator fluids, air conditioning fluids, etc. Tires can remain on the vehicle. Absolutely No garbage inside of the vehicle.
- APPLIANCES—Required by WM — All fluids and gasses drained or recovered including compressor oil, refrigerants (Freon), etc.
- ALL OTHER SCRAP METAL—- Required by WM—Must be free of all liquids, non-metal parts or trash.
- LABOR CHARGE IF REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET—Required by City or WM to clean items— $0.10 per pound for scrap metal, $30 for appliances, $50 for cars/p-u, $100 for trucks, and $150 for heavy equipment.
- ALL MATERIAL ENTERING THE SOLID WASTE FACILITY MUST BE WEIGHED—- Required by City and WM for record keeping.
- ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN A RELEASE FORM—–Required to grant permission to the City to demolish, recycle and dispose of the items. vehicle release
NEED HELP REMOVING SCRAP ? Contact the City to schedule an appointment. We may be able to assist or arrange removal – FOR A FEE.
—NOTICE OF SALES TAX AUDIT CONTINUED THROUGH 2018 YEAR —
The City of Thorne Bay will be continuing the audit of Sales Tax for the 2018 Tax Year
The City of Thorne Bay is continuing the Sales Tax Audit of records for all businesses operating or conducting business within the Thorne Bay City Limits.
Thorne Bay Municipal Code 3.17.070 requires that every seller keep and preserve suitable records of all sales made by him, and such other books or accounts as may be necessary for the revenue collector to determine the amount of tax for the collection of which he is liable hereunder. Every such person shall keep and preserve these records for a period of 2 years.
All businesses which claim non-taxable income from sales delivered outside of the City, must provide a detailed record of the exemption for the 1st Quarter 2018 Sales Tax.
The 1st Quarter Sales Tax for 2018, begins on January 1, 2018, ending March 31, 2018. Sales tax for the first quarter of 2018 is due by April 30, 2018 to avoid late fees and interest.
The Tax Exemption record should include the information listed below:
1. Individual and/or Company Name of buyer
2. Delivery address (City, State & Zip)
3. Date of sale
4. Amount of sale
Failure to include exemption records for sales delivered outside of city limits, with your Sales Tax Return form, will result with the City of Thorne Bay not recognizing the exemption amount listed on your return, and the seller will be required to remit sales tax for those sales.
Teri Feibel, CMC
City of Thorne Bay
PO Box 19110
Thorne Bay, AK 99919
Prior Year Sales Tax Audit Information to Businesses and Residents within Thorne Bay
In July of 2017, the City of Thorne Bay began conducting a Sales Tax Audit of records for all businesses operating or conducting business within the Thorne Bay City Limits, and started with the Senior Tax Exemptions.
All business’s were required to submit their records for all senior tax exempt sales made within the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2017.
As of January 8, 2018, the City has identified $6,716.76, of Sales Tax Revenue being incorrectly exempted under the Senior Sales Tax Exemption.
Thank you to all businesses who take the time to ensure your customers are in fact tax exempt, and that you are charging and collecting the Sales Tax owed on all Sales, Services and Rents, received.
A full copy of the Sales Tax Audit Notice is available in the link provided below titled “Audit of City Sales Tax for Senior Tax Exempt Records Notice”
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/
ATV Concerns & Questions Answered – click on title for information.
ATV, UTV, and Golf Carts in Thorne Bay must be inspected and registered with the City of Thorne Bay, which is renewable annually, and must have an orange safety flag.
See Thorne Bay Municipal Code for all City regulations. 10.04.030.
Changes in ATV Ordinance – Effective March 1, 2017.
- On February 7, 2017, the City Council amended Thorne Bay Municipal Code Section 10.04.030, AAC Title 13, which grants permission per Alaska Statute 13 AAC 02.455 (a)(3) for the municipality to allow Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) be driven on roadways and highways under the municipality’s jurisdiction. OHV’S GRANTED PERMISSION ARE ONLY ATV, UTV, AND GOLF CARTS.
- Any type of motorized bikes or cycles, no matter how small, must abide by all State and DMV Laws, Rules, and Regulations as the City has no legal authority to grant permission for motorized bikes or cycles to use roadways or highways.
- THE AMENDED CODE CAN BE FOUND ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE AND ALL COMPONENTS OF THE ORDINANCE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2017, WITH ONLY ONE WARNING GIVEN.
- PLEASE NOTE SOME OF THE KEY CHANGES FOR OHV USE ON ROADWAYS AND HIGHWAYS UNDER THE CITY’S JURISDICTION:
- The operator MUST HAVE a VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE to operate an OHV (the city has no authority to issue any form of license to operate a vehicle on public roads)
- The OHV MUST BE REGISTERED with the State of Alaska DMV (follow the state registration requirements for snowmobiles)
- The owner MUST HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE on the OHV (state requires all vehicles operate on public roads to be registered and have liability insurance)
All OHV MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH ALL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED under the AAC, Title 13, Chapter, Sections 400-420