About the City of Thorne Bay
Employees and Job Descriptions
Duties of the City Council
Thorne Bay City Council Members
About the City of Thorne Bay

ABOUT THE CITY OF THORNE BAY

 

The City of Thorne Bay is a second-class City incorporated on August 2, 1982 under the laws of the State of Alaska. The community is divided geographically by Thorne Bay with the main town site (North Thorne Bay) and a majority of the services located on the North side of the bay with additional residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions located on the South side of the bay.

 

Thorne Bay encompasses 28.937 square miles, and is located on the East side of Prince of Wales Island, the third largest island in the United States. Thorne Bay is one of the larger community’s land wise in Southeast Alaska with approximately 40 percent of the population living in South Thorne Bay/ Goose Creek area and the remaining living in North Thorne Bay.  The 2016 population of Thorne Bay was 510 people. North Thorne Bay has mostly paved roads, city water, sewer service and trash collection.  South Thorne Bay /Goose Creek are serviced by public roads but have no city utility services.

 

Thorne Bay’s largest employers are the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Southeast Island School District, City of Thorne Bay, Thorne Bay Market, Southeast Road Builders and Port and Tackle Shack at Thorne Bay.  The Barge Facility handles most all goods that arrive on Prince of Wales Island.  Two scheduled float plane services provide daily passenger and mail service to Ketchikan and other island communities.  The Inter Island Ferry provides service from Hollis to Ketchikan.

 

The economy is slowly shifting from the old logging camp days to a more balanced economy with tourism and retirement growing.  Thorne Bay still struggles to attract new business and lacks the jobs that will help retain young people in the community.   

 

The governing agency is the City Council. The Council is a seven member body elected at large by the general public or appointed by the Council to serve an unexpired term of a Councilmember who may cease to sit on the Council prior to a municipal general election. The Mayor is elected by the Council from within the City Council. The Council sets policies, passes laws and establishes the budget. The budget covers the fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.  The City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month, except in October where meeting must align with city elections.

 

The City of Thorne Bay has a “Strong Mayor” form of government. The Mayor has the same legislative powers as other members of the Council and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the City.

 

In Thorne Bay’s form of government, the Council collectively hires the City Administrator, City Clerk/Treasurer and City Attorney who serve at the pleasure of the Council. The Council also appoints the EMS Director, Fire Chief and Village Public Safety Officer. The Mayor or Mayor Designee hires or appoints all other municipal personnel. The Mayor may delegate authorities granted to him under the Municipal Code to a City Administrator or another designated employee when the administrator position is vacant.

 

The City has a Planning Commission, Strategic Planning Committee, Roads Commission and a Harbor Commission that advise the Council on various topics throughout the year.  In the absence of a committee the City Council fulfills the duties and responsibilities granted the committees.

 

Employees and Job Descriptions

DEPARTMENTS

 

Finance and Administration

Mayor—–Elected

The Finance and Administration Department is responsible for the general day-to-day operation and administration of the City. The Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the City is the Mayor (or Vice Mayor in the absence of the Mayor). The Mayor is responsible for implementing City Council policies, hiring, suspending or removing City employees and administrative officers, supervising the enforcement of City law and administrative activities of the City, preparing an annual report on City affairs, serving as personnel officer for the city, and executing other powers and duties specified in Alaska Statutes, Title 29 or prescribed by the City Council. The Mayor may delegate a substantial portion of the actual duties of the office to the City Administrator or other designee in the absence of an administrator. Responsibility therefore, still lies with the Mayor.

 

City Administrator—–Appointed Position (by City Council)

The City Administrator hired by the City Council, or another designee acts as Chief Administrative Officer in the absence of the Mayor and Vice Mayor or at the direction of the Mayor. The responsibilities of this position include Planning and Zoning Director, general day-to-day directing and supervising of all City Departments, functions, operations, activities, employees and volunteers. And in the absence of a Public Works Supervisor or another Department Supervisor, the City Administrator shall assume all responsibilities as assigned to those Departments.  This position prepares policy analysis and recommendations for the Mayor’s consideration, analyzes and evaluates special problems, conducts independent studies and makes recommendations on issues and projects, appears before groups and organizations as the City representative, determines long and short range City needs and recommends programs and solutions, handles written and verbal citizen complaints, inquiries and requests for service, provides staff support for the Mayor, City Council, commissions and boards, develops administrative policies and procedures, follows and coordinates City Council referrals and special projects, serves as facilitator for ad hoc groups, serves as trainer for organizational development programs, monitors the Alaska Administrative Code and state and national legislation, reviews and comments on legislation and regulations, represents the Mayor and/or the City Council at area, state and national meetings and conferences, and periodically evaluates staff and reviews employee performance. Additionally, this position is responsible for the writing and administration of all grants applicable and necessary for City functions including but not limited to Capital Improvement Projects, new construction, economic development opportunities, infrastructure / facilities upgrades, etc as assigned by verbal or written direction from the Mayor and/or City Council.


 

City Clerk—–Appointed Position (by City Council)

Teri Feibel, CMC

City Clerk & Treasurer

Work Phone: (907) 828-3380

Work Emailcityclerk@thornebay-ak.gov

Categories: City Employees/Administration

 

DEFINITION:

City Clerk works under direction of the Thorne Bay Mayor and City Council, pursuant to Municipal Code, Chapters 2.16 and 2.24, and the Alaska Statutes, the City Clerk/Treasurer will plan, schedule, and perform a wide variety of specialized, confidential, complex, professional and programmatic work for the City Council. 

This executive exempt position is subject to appointment by the City Council. 

The Clerk supervises the City Clerk’s office which consists of two employees in clerical positions.

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

The City Clerk/Treasurer shall:

  • The City Clerk, or his authorized representative, shall be clerk of the Council.

  • Attend meetings of the governing body and its boards and committees as required and keep record of its proceedings.

  • Record and certify all actions of the City Council.

  • Assure that notice and other requirements for public meetings are complied with and assure that public records are available for public inspection as required by law.

  • Have power to administer all oaths required by law.

  • Be custodian of the City seal and the official records of the City.

  • Give to the proper officials ample notice of the expiration or termination of any term of office and, when necessary, the conditions or requirements of all bonds, franchises, contracts, or agreements.

  • Be the registrar of the City and shall be re­sponsible for the calling and supervision of all Municipal Election.

  • Perform such other duties in connection with his office as may be required by law or by the Council.

  • Manage municipal records and develop retention schedules and procedures for inventory, storage and destruction of records as necessary.

  • Maintain an indexed file of and filling system for all permanent municipal records, provide for codification of ordinances, and authenticate or certify records as necessary.

  • Prepare agendas and agenda packets as required by the governing body.

  • Administer all municipal elections pursuant to Thorne Bay municipal Code, Chapter 2.28 and pursuant to State and Federal laws.

  • Assure that the municipality complies with 41 U.S.C. 1971-1974 (Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended)

  • Take oaths, affirmations and acknowledgments as necessary.

  • Act as the parliamentary advisor to the governing body.

  • Record and certify all actions of the governing body.

  • Attest deeds and other documents.

  • Give the proper officials ample notice of the expiration of termination of any term of office and, when necessary, the conditions or requirements of all bonds, franchises, contracts or agreements.

  • Act as custodian of all city funds and keep an itemized account of money received and disbursed.

  • Have bond to the municipality in a sum which the governing body directs.

  • Be responsible for all matters pertaining to the maintenance of all accounts of the City, and the maintenance and care of all property used by the City.

  • Compile the annual budget of the City based upon detailed department estimates and work programs and control it under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer.

  • Prepare and submit or cause to be prepared and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer and governing body such financial reports and other data as may be required.

  • Be responsible for the collection, custody, and disbursement of all monies from whatever source.

  • Be responsible for all accounting functions for all city departments and offices.

  • Invest city money upon directive of the governing body in types of investments allowed pursuant to the Thorne Bay Municipal Code.

  • Provide or cause to be provided on a monthly basis to the governing body a summary statement of cash receipts and disbursements; reconciliation statements for banks, investments, and funds; and a statement of expenditures compared with appropriations.

  • Act as signatory on the city checking account.

  • Prepare small claims court actions and act as city representative in small claims court action.

  • Maintain or cause to be maintained a computer database for cash receipts, sales taxes, land sales, land rentals, and other miscellaneous cash receipts. 

  • Perform other duties required by law, the governing body and the Chief Executive Officer.

     



 

Finance Director/Acting City Clerk—–Hred Position

Dana Allison

Finance Director

Work Phone: (907) 828-3380

Work Emailreception@thornebay-ak.gov

Categories: City Employees


DEFINITION:

The Finance Officer works under the direction of the City Clerk, performing the duties of Accounts Payable/Payroll, and acts for the City Clerk in the Clerk’s absences. 

The Finance Officer is a full-time position as that term is described in the Thorne Bay Municipal Code, Chapter 2.24.  Must comply with the provisions of the Municipal Code, Chapter 2.24, Officers and Employees . 

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

The Finance Officer shall be responsible for and perform the following duties:

Administrative:

  • Make travel arrangements for staff and council.

  • Assist City Clerk in file archiving duties.

  • Act as a 911 dispatcher for EMS and Fire Services during regular business hours.

  • Act as a Passport Agent

  • Assist with the management of the City website. 

  • Assist with coordination and management of City of Thorne Bay’s annual “Thorne  Bay Days” event.

  • Answer City telephone, direct calls, take messages,

  • Schedule appointments  for  Administrator, Mayor, Vice-Mayor, City Clerk, or passport agent, if required. 

  • Act for the Municipal Clerk in the Clerk’s absence.

Maintains Accounts Payable:

  • Maintain adequate supply of purchase orders and distribute purchase orders as required.

  • Maintain adequate supply of  checks.

  • Maintain A/P and Payroll files.

  • Maintain adequate supply of general office supplies and order office supplies as necessary or as directed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by City Clerk, or City Administrator.


 

Accounts Receivable Clerk—–Hired Position

 

Lisa Roseland

Receptionist/Accounts Clerk

Work Phone: 828-3380

Work Emailcustomerservice@thornebay-ak.gov

Categories: City Employees


DEFINITION:

 

Accounting Clerk I, works under the direction of the City Clerk, performing the duties of Receptionist and Accounts Receivable.  

 

Accounting Clerk is a full-time position as that term is described in the Thorne Bay Municipal Code, Chapter 2.24.  Must Comply with the provisions of the Municipal Code 2.24 – Officers and Employees.

 

Accounting Clerk is an at-will employee and shall be removed from city employment for just cause or if funding is not appropriated for the position.

 

This position supports the City Clerk in the daily operation of the City Clerk’s Office and is responsible for performing basic cashiering functions, receptionist duties and clerical tasks, which include computer operation, copying, answering the phones, providing information and maintaining files, assists the Finance Officer in the completion of their duties and performs other related duties as assigned.

 

The individual in this position will report to the City Clerk or, when unavailable, the Finance Officer, who will determine work priorities and job assignments as required by the City.

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Serve as the first point of contact and first impression of the City government providing exceptional customer service to the public, other governmental agencies, and internal departments.

Provide and disseminate accurate information about City departments and services, explain and apply ordinances, policies, and procedures, as they apply to job specific tasks, and refer queries to the appropriate department, staff member or other agency.

 

Maintains Accounts Receivable:

  • Maintain adequate supply of billing forms

  • Maintain A/R customer files (Sewer, Water, Garbage Utilities)

  • Maintain customer accounts in the City’s QuickBooks Accounting System.

    • (i.e. – correct addresses or contact info) and Create new customer accounts in Quickbooks

  • Prepare weekly solid waste spreadsheet (to track overages) for solid waste operators

  • Review monthly billings for errors prior to billing run.

  • Prepare monthly billings (customer statements)

  • Create invoices for all harbor, water, sewer and solid waste utility (City Utilities);

  • Issue receipts for and daily reconciliation of funds collected

  • Prepare delinquent account notices for all city customer accounts

  • Prepare disconnect notices (10 day and 24 hour) for utility statements

  • Advise City Clerk of delinquent accounts on a monthly basis

  • Create and maintain a customer ‘hold’ list – for customers who will not pay their account for utilities, solid waste charges, parking permits or harbor stall accounts

  • Maintain monthly meter reading database

  • Prepare monthly water service use spreadsheet, for water employees to track metered water use, and overages

  • Maintain Harbor database for stall rentals and parking database (Main Harbor and DL Harbor)

  • Send annual billings

  • Maintain leases and lease payments

  • Maintain record of all: Animal licenses, park & sell permits, parking permits, Senior Tax­ Exempt cards, ATV registrations, boat launch permits, RV park rentals, etc…

  • Manage & Maintain daily Cash Till. Including daily close-out which accounts for all cash, checks, and credit card payments received.

  • Keep till at a regular operating level – generally- but NOT REQUIRED – $100.00

  • Act as 911 dispatcher during regular office hours.

  • Check post office box, open and distribute all City mail.

  • Keep all City forms current and updated. Maintain city forms on city website

  • Work with the Alaska Court System to coordinate traffic ticket transfers and court uploads.

  • Accept, screen, process, approve, and perform DMV transactions per the Commission Agreement with the State of Alaska

  • File and track all citations issued by VPSO or other authorized officer or employee, ensuring integrity of records.

  • Assists the Finance Officer in Accounts Payable and Payroll Operations;

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the City Clerk or City Administrator.

The above examples are representative of assignments performed by this class and are not intended to be inclusive.


 

 


Library Department —-Hired Position

Lana Clark, Librarian

Work Phone: (907) 828-3380

Work Email: library@thornebay-ak.gov

Categories: City Employees


DEFINITION:

The Library Department will be administered by a Library Supervisor.  The Supervisor, is hired by the Mayor with recommendation of the City Administrator and Friends of the Library.  The Library Supervisor and appointed volunteers,  are responsible for the daily operation of the library and direct delivery of library services.  Is the administrator for the Public Library Grant (PLAG) and any other funding sources used with library programs.  Establishes implements and updates library policies and procedures.  Will develop and operate within the Library’s fiscal budget allowances.  Other duties to include assisting with the appointment and training of volunteers, coordinating special events and programs, community public relations, reporting to City Council and obtaining continuing education units as required by the PLAG.


 

Volunteers—–Appointed Positions

Volunteers will be appointed by the Mayor, with recommendation of the City Administrator and the organization in which they are volunteering their services.  Volunteers are appointed to assist as directed, the organization or department with whom they volunteer their service.   Volunteer are expected to abide by all the standards spelled out in the “General Policies”, except as noted.  Volunteers maybe compensated for their service through the allocation of a stipend.  But receipt of a stipend in no way acknowledges the volunteer as a City Employee, grants them any city benefits or rights or grants them permanent employee status.


 

Public Works

Public Works Department—–Hired Position

The Public Works Department will be administered by a Public Works Supervisor.  The Supervisor hired by the Mayor with recommendation of City Administrator, is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all municipal utilities, facilities, and roads, including supervision of all departmental personnel (water, sewer, solid waste. harbor, streets and roads, parks and recreation and general maintenance), coordinates, facilitates and administers (either through direct construction management or indirectly through the use of subcontractors) the City’s Capital Improvement Project Program, oversees operation and maintenance of all municipal owned utilities and facilities, and analyzes and evaluates special problems, conducts or causes to be conducted independent studies relating to infrastructure improvements and makes recommendations on issues and projects to department personnel, the Mayor and City Council. This position is directly responsible for 7 departmental budgets, setting the City’s annual construction / project schedule, serves as “purchasing agent” for all departments outside of Fire, EMS, VPSO and Finance and Administration. Additionally, this position serves as interim City Administrator upon request from the Mayor and/or City Council.


 

Streets and Roads Department—–Hired Position

 

Max Blair

Streets & Roads/Solid Waste Supervisor

Work Phone: (907) 828-3380

Categories: City Employees



DEFINITION:

The Streets and Roads Department will be administered by a Streets and Roads Supervisor.  The Supervisor and staff hired by the Mayor with recommendation of the City Administrator, are  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 —–Hired Position

Sam Sawyer

Water/Waste Water Supervisor

Work Phone: (907) 828-3380

Work Emailwatermanager@thornebay-ak.gov

Categories: City Employees


Nick Blankenship

Water/Waste Water Operator

Work Phone: (907) 828-3380

Work Emailwatermanager@thornebay-ak.gov

Categories: City Employees


 

DEFINITION:

The Water/Sewer Department will be administered by a Water and/or Sewer Supervisor.  The Supervisor(s) and staff hired by the Mayor, with recommendation of City Administrator are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s four core sanitation services: Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Sewer Collection and Sewer Treatment. Duties include maintenance, minor and major schedule and unscheduled repairs throughout all four systems, monthly reporting to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation as required, direct sampling as scheduled for water quality and wastewater effluent quality compliance, implementation of a preventative maintenance schedule, construction of new water distribution mains and residential /commercial service connections and wastewater collection mains and residential / commercial service connections.   And other duties as assigned including preparing and operating within the respective budgets…

 

Solid Waste Department —–Hired Position

Max Blair

Streets & Roads/Solid Waste Supervisor

Work Phone: (907) 828-3380

Categories: City Employees


 

Josh Musser

Solid Waste Operator

Work Phone: 828-3380

Categories: City Employees


DEFINITION:

The Solid Waste Department will be administered by a Solid Waste Supervisor   The Supervisor and staff  hired by the Mayor with recommendation of City Administrator,  staff are responsible for the maintenance and operation of all refuse collection equipment, including minor repair and regular inspection of the garbage truck, and maintenance and operation of the City landfill and the collection and disposal of refuse generated by utility users, collection of scale fees, commercial tipping fees and sales tax at the landfill from the surrounding communities, private contractors and residents who utilize the facility. Department also facilitates the community’s participation in island-wide recycling and/or household hazardous waste events. The department supervisor is responsible for accurate cash handling and reporting of fuel logs.. And other duties as assigned including preparing and operating within the respective budgets.


Harbormaster – Parks and Recreation Department—-Hired Position

Ron Wendel, Harbormaster
Work Phone: 907-965-4138
Work Emailharbormaster@thornebay-ak.gov
Categories: City Employees


 

DEFINITION:

The Harbormaster – Parks and Recreation Department will be administered by a Harbormaster – Parks and Recreation Supervisor.  The Supervisor and staff hired by the Mayor with recommendation of City Administrator, are   responsible for the maintenance and operation of the harbormaster office and City dock facilities, including the public restroom, boat docks (main Harbor and Davidson Landing), boat launch ramps and all harbor parking areas and the public access ramp and airplane float and are responsible for enforcing the provisions of the City harbor ordinances and operates / maintains the City’s Harbormaster boat. Additionally, the Harbormaster assists other Public Works Departments and projects as assigned.  The Harbormaster and staff are also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of City Parks and City Public Lands including the ordinances pertaining to their uses. And other duties as assigned including preparing and operating within the respective budgets.

 

Emergency Services Department

Village Public Safety Officer—-Hired Position by the Haida/Tlingit Central Council

The VPSO Program, accepted by the City Council with recommendation of Mayor and City Administrator, perform the city-wide functions of planning and coordinating health and safety issues, investigating and reporting health and safety matters to the City Council; investigating and recommending to the City Council ordinances or resolutions necessary to protect the health and safety of local citizens, ticketing abandoned vehicles, responding to animal control reports, inspecting and ticketing Code violations and other duties as assigned by the Mayor of his designee.

 

Emergency Services — Hired Position

The Emergency Services will be administered by a Emergency Services Coordinator.  The Coordinator is hired by the Mayor with recommendation of City Administrator, assists the Fire and EMS Captains with paperwork and acts as the liaison to the Administration Department, ensures state and federal compliance for all licensing requirements for Fire and EMS Departments, submit reimbursement requests to applicable health insurance carriers or Medicaid, organizes volunteer shifts and maintains calendar of schedules, works closely with EMS, Fire and Administration departments to ensure coordination and is responsible for dispatch week night evenings and organizes volunteer shifts for weekends and holidays. Additionally, the coordinator researches and applies for grant and training opportunities to improve Fire and EMS services and equipment.

 

 

Emergency Medical Services Director—-Appointed Position

The EMS Department Operations will be administered by an Emergency Medical Services Director (EMSD).  The EMSD, is appointed by the City Council with recommendation of the Mayor.  The EMSD and appointed volunteer staff are responsible for providing emergency medical response, procedures and treatment. The EMSD is responsible for determining the organization of the department; making monthly reports to the City Council; the care and maintenance of department property, files and records establishing, maintaining and enforcing standard operating procedures for operation of the department; administering the care and maintenance of all department property; keeping required inventory record of all department property; submitting department annual budget request to Billing Clerk, ensuring that the department meets all pertinent state and federal regulations and laws, coordinating for purchases and volunteer dispatch / duty schedules.

 

Fire Chief —Appointed Position

The Fire Department Operations will be administered by a Fire Chief.  The Fire Chief is appointed by the City Council with recommendation of the Mayor, The Fire Chief and appointed volunteer staff are responsible for extinguishing fires, protecting life and property against fire, rescuing persons endangered by fire, and promoting fire prevention within the community. The Fire Chief and staff respond and assist with emergency medical incidents, search and rescue operations, and miscellaneous City emergencies.  The Fire Chief is responsible for determining the organization of the department; establishment, maintenance and enforcement of standard operating procedures for department operations; the care and maintenance of department property, files and records; maintenance of communication arrangements and equipment for reporting emergency situations; making monthly reports to the City Council; keeping required inventory record of all department property, assisting law enforcement officers in fire investigations; submitting department annual budget request to the Billing Clerk, and ensuring the department is registered with the State Fire Marshal as a formally constituted fire department.

 

 

Duties of the City Council

DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL

Alaska Statutes Title 29 identifies the duties and responsibilities of the City Council.  Below is a description of those duties.  

 

You can access the full Title 29 of the Alaska Statutes here:  AS Title 29 – Updated 2018

Explanation of AS Title 29 – LOGON

 

Council members are responsible for management of the city’s affairs and are held answerable to the community they serve. Title 29 of Alaska Statutes authorizes municipal governing bodies to perform many duties. Some of the more typical duties include the following:

• Adopt a budget and file required reports with the state

• Adopt a code of ordinances and make the code available to the public

• Establish rules of procedure for the council

• Maintain a public record of meetings

• Establish election procedures

• Acquire, manage, control, use, and dispose of real and personal property

•Provide for the levying of taxes

•Establish, alter, or abolish municipal departments

•Provide for fines and penalties

•Prepare a capital improvements program (CIP)

•Exercise eminent domain (that is, condemn private property for a public use)

•Hire, or confirm the hire of, the police chief, clerk, treasurer, and attorney (depending on the language in the local code)

•Establish a personnel system

•Issue bonds

•Grant, renew, or extend a franchise

•Evaluate the city administration and/or manager (In some cases, the mayor may have this responsibility.)

A city council might not actually perform all these duties, but all city councils have the authority to do so, if they choose. For example, a small city may choose not to exercise eminent domain, issue bonds, or grant a cable television franchise. A city council has other important duties in addition to those listed above. For example:

•Hear and evaluate public testimony

•Assess the need and demand for city services

•Assess public opinion on taxes

•Plan for economic development

•Plan for the future and the well-being of the community

•Hear and respond to citizens’ concerns

•Resolve residents’ problems

•Lobby for grants and funds

•Perform ceremonial duties

 

ROLES OF THE COUNCIL

Almost everyone in a small community has an opinion about the council and what it does. Residents often view the council favorably or unfavorably depending on whether or not their own personal needs are addressed or met. So, just what is the council’s role in the community?

The council acts on behalf of all residents to promote the good of the entire community. It is similar to the board of directors of a corporation, except the council’s goal is not to maximize profits to shareholders but to maximize the delivery of services to as many people as possible at the lowest possible cost. To achieve this goal, the council must:

•Manage public funds by planning and budgeting how much money the city will receive and spend.

•Oversee hiring, firing, and evaluating of staff. (The mayor or manager may reserve this authority, but the council must evaluate the mayor and/or manager.)

•Hear citizen complaints and concerns.

•Evaluate projects, proposals, and ideas brought forward by residents, staff, and others.

•Lobby for grants and funds from outside sources and for public support of its proposals.

•Determine the services needed by residents and seek to provide those services.

•Plan for the future and well-being of the community by creating and implementing land use plans, economic development plans, and capital improvement plans.

•Establish policies that provide guidelines for the management and administration of public affairs.

 

THE CITY COUNCIL UPHOLDS THE PUBLIC INTEREST

The city council is entrusted with upholding the public interest. The public interest seeks the maximum benefit to the community at large, rather than to selected groups or individuals. It is different from a “special interest”, which exists when one person or group of persons seeks to benefit from a council action without regard for the larger interests of the community. To achieve the greatest good for the community with each decision, council members must weigh how that decision affects the public interest and the entire community, rather than only on how it affects a particular individual or group.


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Thorne Bay City Council Members

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Mayor Harvey McDonald – Seat G

   Term Expires October 2021

   Mayor Term Expires October 2020

Email: Mayor@thornebay-ak.gov

 

 

 

Vice Mayor Lee Burger – Seat F

   Term Expires October 2021

   Vice Mayor Term Expires October 2019

Email: lqburgerdc@yahoo.com

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Council member Cindy Edenfield – Seat D

   Term Expires October 2021

Email: cedenfield@hotmail.com

 

 

Council member Risa Carlson – Seat B

   Term Expires October 2019

 

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Council member Raymond Slayton – Seat A

   Term Expires October 2019

Email: raymondslayton@hotmail.com

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Council member Robert Hartwell – Seat C

   Term Expires October 2021

Email: unclebob@aptalaska.net

 

Council member Ben Williams – Seat E

   Term Expires: October 2020

Work Email: benwilliams@thornebay-ak.gov

 

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