There will be a regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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The rescheduled Regular Meeting of the City Council will be held on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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This BOIL WATER NOTICE is NOW in effect: TODAY April 20, 2020 at 11AM until further notice Boil water at least 2 minutes before drinking For more information call the Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation office James Latimer at 907 262 3410. Department of Environmental Conservation 410 Willoughby #303, Juneau, Ak 99801
How many confirmed cases are there in Alaska?
- 14 newly confirmed cases since last report
- 133 cumulative cases since January 1, 2020
- March 12, 2020 the first case was announced
- March 31, 2020 most recent update
|October 7, 2019||RFP Issued|
|October 21, 2019 By 4:00 PM ADT||Letter of Intent to Proposal Due|
|November 1, 2019 by 4:00 PM ADT||RFP Responses Due|
|November 5, 2019 6:30 PM||Proposal Award|
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.
There will be a meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be preceded by a workshop of the City Council beginning at 6:00p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive.
There will be a workshop on Tuesday, August 6th, at 5:30p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Discussion topic will be the proposed sales tax increase of 0.50% to be placed on the October 1st, General Municipal Election.
Tuesday, August 6th, at 5:30p.m
There will be a meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be preceded by a workshop of the City Council beginning at 6:00p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Freeman Drive.
Thank you to everyone who provided comments to the City Clerk regarding the drafted ordinances for Blight being considered for introduction. The City Council will not introduce the Blight Ordinance which would have added Chapter 17.05 to the Thorne Bay Municipal Code.
Providing feedback to the City Clerk as requested in the May Newsletter, helps the City address concerns the public may have over an item, prior to action of the City Council.
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There will be a meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, June 4th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The meeting will be preceded by a workshop at 6:00 p.m.
There will be NO CITY COUNCIL MEETING May 21st, 2019, due to the conflicting time of the Thorne Bay Graduation.
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on June 4th at 6:30 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting will be preceded by a workshop at 6:00 p.m.
Check out our City Newsletter for May 2019. Special dates and events are happening this month.
Parking Requirement Questions?
Contact City Hall with any questions pertaining to parking at 828-3380.
17.04.041 OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
In all zoning districts, off-street parking shall be provided for all new buildings, existing buildings undergoing a change in use, and commercial buildings that are being enlarged.
A. Location of Parking Spaces.
All off-street parking provided pursuant to this section shall be provided on the same lot as the use that it serves or an adjacent lot. The planning commission may approve a parking lot in a different location depending on the use the parking will serve.
B. Parking Design.
A parking space shall be of the dimensions of nine feet by twenty feet to accommodate vehicles of all sizes.
C. Interpretation of Space Requirements.
When a use cannot be found in this section, the planning commission will determine the most similar use which is specifically listed in subsection D of this section. The parking space requirements shall be the same as that determined use.
D. Required Parking Spaces.
|RESIDENTIAL USES||MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES REQUIRED|
|Single-family dwellings, duplex, triplex, apartments, mobile homes, trailers and other places containing dwelling units||One parking space for each dwelling unit.|
|COMMERCIAL USES||MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES REQUIRED|
|Banks and office buildings||One public parking space per each 300 square feet of gross floor area, not less than five spaces.|
|Grocery stores, shopping centers, markets, small retail sales||One public parking space per each 400 square feet of gross floor area.|
|Hotel and motels||One public parking space per every two guest rooms|
|Restaurants, other eating and drinking establishments||One-half parking space for each employee plus one public parking space per every five seats.|
|Laundromat||One public parking space per every two washers.|
|Service station, automobile repair shop||Two parking spaces for each service stall.|
|INDUSTRIAL USES||MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES REQUIRED|
|Manufacturing industries||One parking space per 400 square feet of gross floor area plus one parking space for each company vehicle.|
|Equipment storage and maintenance||One-half parking space for each employee and one space for each company vehicle.|
|PUBLIC USES||MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES REQUIRED|
|Churches, theaters and other places of public assembly||One public parking space per five seats.|
|Schools||One parking space per employee.|
|Municipal buildings and health clinics||One parking space per employee plus one space for each municipal vehicle plus two visitor spaces.|
(Ord. 93-23 § 6(part), 1993)
- No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the purpose of:
- Commercial advertising;
- Displaying such vehicle for sale;
- Greasing or repairing such vehicle, not necessitated by an emergency;
- Washing such vehicle when the person so engaged is in the business of washing vehicles. (Ord. 84-03-22-01 § 3, 1984) (Prior Section 10.20.030 (a-d))
- No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places and no signs are required: (Prior Section 10.20.040 (a-c))
- Within ten feet of an intersection;
- Within fifteen feet of any fire hydrant;
- Within five feet of a crosswalk, except at an intersection where it shall be ten feet. (Prior Section 10.20.040 (a-c))
- No person shall park any vehicle upon a street or highway, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten feet of such roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic (Prior Section 10.20.010)
- No person may remove, obliterate, obscure, cover or move any chalk mark or other mark or indication placed by a police officer or parking enforcement officer upon a tire or any part of a vehicle which is parked in a public parking zone or space; provided such marks or objects may be moved or removed in the process of moving the vehicle from the parking space or after the vehicle has been moved from the space. (Prior Section 10.20.080 (a))
- A vehicle which has not moved from a parking space shall be deemed to have remained parked or standing in such space until moved. For the purpose of this chapter, a vehicle must vacate the space occupied and be driven completely through a street intersection before it shall be deemed to have been moved from the space. (Prior Section 10.20.080 (b))
- Each period or part of a period of time a vehicle remains parked or standing beyond that time permitted under this chapter or as posted shall constitute a separate violation, except that each separate day upon which such a continuing violation exist shall be separate violation if the period of permitted parking is twenty-four hours or greater. Only one citation may be issued during each period which constitutes a separate violation. (Prior Section 10.20.080 (c))
- No overnight camping allowed on City property unless otherwise posted. (Prior Section 10.20.080 (d))
- No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in the central business traffic district or any business district except for the expeditious loading or unloading of freight or materials and then the vehicle shall be parked in such manner or under such conditions as to leave available not less than ten feet of width of the alley for the free movement of vehicular traffic. (Prior Section 10.20.020)
- No person shall leave a disabled or abandoned property on any public street, alley or road for more than forty-eight hours. (Prior Section 10.20.050 (a))(Ordinance 18-08-21-02)
Definition. For the purpose of this section,
- “Public parking spaces” include all city owned lands including roadways and rights-of-ways
- “Private parking spaces” include both publicly and privately-owned off-street parking spaces which are reserved for the use of a specific individual or group of individuals or are otherwise restricted when such reservations or restrictions are posted.
- “Time limited parking/permit parking” include both publicly and privately-owned off-street parking spaces which are reserved for the use of a specific individual or group of individuals or are otherwise restricted when such reservations or restrictions are posted.
- Harbor Parking- Harbor Zone. Loading and unloading, except for the space designed for the harbormaster, handicapped, ATV vehicles or special use vehicles. (Ordinance 18-08-21-02 Ss; 1-4)
- Harbor Parking–Permit Required for Over twelve hours. The parking of any vehicle, boat and/or trailer, motorcycle, RV or other at the Main Harbor, boat launch, and Davidson Landing Harbor areas shall be for no longer than twelve hours, unless a monthly parking permit is obtained at city hall. The permit shall be placed in such a position that it is easily viewed through the windshield, or attached in a secure manner to trailers, etc., as long as the permit is easily viewable by city personnel. The billing cycle for permit parking in these areas shall by from the first of each month to the first of the following month, to correspond to the city’s billing cycle. The first month’s permit fee shall be paid in advance at the time of application plus applicable deposit. If the subsequent invoice is not paid by the due date of the invoice it shall be considered revoked, and the vehicle shall be subject to any applicable provision of the municipal code. All vehicles with no visible way to identify the owner will be marked and impounded after two weeks.
- Park and Sell – Permit Required. Permits are sold on a thirty-day period extendable for one additional thirty-day period. Park and Sell is designated to Shoreline Drive across from the Port. The permit shall be placed in such a position that it is easily viewed through the windshield. All vehicles with no visible way to identify the owner will be marked and impounded after two weeks.
- Permit Parking – The first month’s permit fee shall be paid in advance at the time of application plus applicable deposit. If the subsequent invoice is not paid by the due date of the invoice it shall be considered revoked, and the vehicle shall be subject to any applicable provision of the municipal code. All vehicles with no visible way to identify the owner will be marked and impounded after two weeks.
- Parking Permit Billings – All fee structures for Parking Permits will be set by resolution. Parking Permits will continue to be billed to the customer until the permit has been returned and written notification of removal is submitted to the City of Thorne Bay. (Ord. 18-08-21-02; Prior Ord. 03-06-05-02 §3, 2003: Ord. 84-03-22-01 §13, 1984 Ord. 09-01-06-01 ~2009)(Ord. 15-09-01-01 SS: D) (Prior Section 10.20.060)
- No person in charge of a vehicle shall park or leave such vehicle in a parking space in the herein established parking lots in excess of the posted time limit.
- Any owner or operator of a vehicle who parks or leaves such vehicle in a parking space in the herein established time limited parking/permit parking lots in excess of the time permitted is guilty of an infraction and will be punished by the fine established in 1.16.035 if the offense is listed in that fine schedule or by the fine established in 1.16.030 if the offense is not listed in the fine schedule. (Ordinance 18-08-21-02)
- The mayor or his/her designee shall post signs on any streets where routine repairs are planned. These posted notices shall be in a prominent place and displayed at least eighteen hours before the work is to be performed. This section does not apply to emergency work that may, from time to time, become necessary on any public utility which is accessible from a street, alley or roadway and which work is required without time for planning and notification of the public. (prior section 10.20.050 (d))
- No person shall leave any vehicle parked on any public street, alley or road when snow removal or road maintenance activities are planned or are in progress. Any vehicle that is parked on a public street, alley or road shall be moved by the owner or the owner’s representative within four hours after notification by the mayor or the mayor’s designated representative.
- In the event that the owner of a vehicle, which is parked on a public street, alley or road, is absent from his/her home, does not have a telephone, or lives in a place that is not readily accessible to the mayor, his designee or street maintenance crews, shall notify the city clerk in advance of a person who is available to move such parked vehicle. (Ord. 18-08-21-02, (Part), Prior 84-03-22-01 §12, 1984)
- Definition. For the purpose of this section, “private parking spaces” include both publicly and privately-owned off-street parking spaces which are reserved for the use of a specific individual or group of individuals or are otherwise restricted when such reservations or restrictions are posted.
- Removal of Unauthorized Vehicles. The rightful owner, lessee or other person authorized to control or use an off-street private parking space may remove an un authorized vehicle from an off-street private parking space by requesting a towing company authorized by the state of Alaska to conduct towing operations in the city.
- The city shall not be liable for any towing, storage or other charges of for the acts of any person taken under the authority of this chapter. (Ord. 18-08-21-02; Prior Ord. 15-09-01-01 SS: D; Prior Ord. 09-01-06-01 ~2009; Ord. 03-06-05-02 §3, 2003: Ord. 84-03-22-01 §13, 1984)
Any person violating any provision of this chapter is guilty of an infraction and shall be punished by the fine established in 1.16.035 if the offense is listed in that fine schedule or by the fine established in 1.16.030 if the offense is not listed in the fine schedule. (Ordinance 18-08-21-02; Prior Ord. 18-01-02-01; Ord. 84-03-22-01 § 16, 1984)
|TITLE 10 – VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC|
|TBMC 10.20.020(a)(1)||Parking on Roadway Prohibited for Purpose of Commercial Advertising||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.020(a)(2)||Parking on Roadway Prohibited for Purpose of Displaying “For Sale” Signs||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.020(a)(3)||Parking on Roadway Prohibited for Non-Emergency Vehicle Greasing/Repairing||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.020(a)(4)||Parking on Roadway Prohibited for Commercial Car Washing||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.020(c)||Parking Prohibited – Obstructing Movement of Vehicular Traffic||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.020(d)(3)||Parking Prohibited – Camping Prohibited||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.020(d)(4)||Parking Prohibited – Parking in Loading/Unloading Zone Prohibited||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.020(e)||Parking Prohibited – Disabled or Abandoned Vehicle Longer Than 48 Hours||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.030(a)||Parking in Excess of Posted Time Limit-Harbor Parking Permit Required >12 hrs||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.030(c)||Parking in Excess of Posted Time Limit-Park & Sell Permit Required||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.040||Parking, Standing, Stopping – Parking in Excess of Posted Time Limit||Optional||$50.00|
|TBMC 10.20.050(b)||Emergency, Street Maintenance and Snow Removal Vehicles-Obstruction||Optional||$100.00|
There will be a Special Meeting of the Fisheries Association April 3rd, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers.
City Hall Council Chambers is located at 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919.
Proposed Drafted Agenda Items Include:
- Review of Fisheries Association Distribution Policy for Charter Halibut Permits (CHP). (*attached)
- Review of Charter Halibut Permit Applications received for CY19, & establishment of approval, discussion and action item:
- Review of Bylaws and discuss actions for handling possible conflict’s of interest, discussion and action item:
- Review of current Board Terms and Roles and Responsibilities, discussion and action item:
|PUBLIC TESTIMONY THIS THURSDAY – PFD PAYBACK|
| On Thursday, February 28, Senate State Affairs will be reviewing: SB23 – “An Act making special appropriations from the earnings reserve account for the payment of permanent fund dividends” – this is the payback of the full dividend from 2016-2018, which would reduce funds within the earnings reserve and begin payments in FY21 SB24 – “An Act directing the Department of Revenue to pay dividends to certain eligible individuals” – determining eligibility based on past and future dates.|
While the Committee hearing begins at 3:30pm, public testimony is anticipated at 6:00pm.
Participate from your local LIO – http://akleg.gov/lios.phpJuneau – 586-9085, Anchorage – 563-9085, Other, 1-844-586-9085.
Cleanup underway! OVK Crew began on Monday, February 25th, clearing the road where the January 1st landslide occured.
There will be equipment on the road and trucks running from the site of the slide to the Thorne Bay Landfill throughout the cleanup process.
Please continue to respect our crews and use caution.
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COMMISSION MEMBERS NEEDED:
Thorne Bay is currently seeking persons interested in being appointed to the following Boards and Commissions:
Planning & Zoning Commission – (7 vacancies) Planning Commission Performs the city-wide functions of planning,platting and zoning for the city. This commission shall consider and advise the city council concerning the removal, location, widening, narrowing, vacating,abandonment, change of use, or extension of streets, alleys, grounds, open spaces, and buildings. The Commissions consists of not more than 11, but not less than 5 commission members. Meets the 1st Monday of every Month.
Streets & Roads Commission – (7 vacancies) a 7-member advisory commission – develops and prepares a priority program for the maintenance, repair, construction and funding of roadways within the City of Thorne Bay. The priority program shall address but not be limited to vehicle and pedestrian safety, present and future uses, road classification, right of way and roadway ownership, parking and economic impacts to the local business,residents and city in general. Recommendations should be based on sound engineering practices using local, state and federal guidelines for streets and roads. (Meeting dates have not been established)
The City of Thorne Bay is asking that anyone with interest in the Streets and Roads Maintenance within Thorne Bay, sign up for the commission. We need the community feedback to determine the best actions for moving forward on a long term maintenance plan.
Contact the City Clerk for the complete Commission Recruitment Posting, or visit our website at www.thornebay-ak.gov/current-issues/
Streets and Roads Commission.
This commission will consist of 7 members.
The streets and roads commission shall consist of members from the community and the number of commission members shall be:
two (2) from the South Thorne Bay Subdivision,
two (2) from North Thorne Bay,
one (1) from the Goose Creek Subdivision,
one (1) from Greentree Heights Subdivision, and
one (1) at large member.
All of who shall be property owners within their respective areas. Members shall be appointed by the chief administrative officer and confirmed by the council. Commission members shall elect a chairperson from members, subject to confirmation by the council, to conduct the affairs of the commission.
REMOVAL OF HOMES ENCROACHING INTO PUBLIC STREETS OR
A primary structure encroached on a public street or thoroughfare will be removed by the owner of the improvement by 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 2033. In the meantime, such structures may be maintained within the confines of this covenant so long as the present structure exists, but may not be structurally altered or rebuild as to that portion involved in the encroachment. For purposes of this covenant. A primary structure is defined as a privately-owned residence or place of business exceeding 600 square feet in outside dimensions, which cannot readily, without structural damage or undue economic hardship, be relocated off of the encroachment. A secondary structure encroached on a public street or thoroughfare will be removed by the owner of the improvement by 4:30 p.m. on July 1, 1986. Such structures may be maintained within the confines of this covenant but may not be structurally altered or rebuilt as to that portion involved in the encroachment. For purposes of the covenant, a secondary structure is defined as all other structures not herein defined as primary structure.
Plat No. 83-42
Alaska State Land Survey 82-139
Thorne Bay Alaska
Within un-surveyed sections 27 & 28, Township 71 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian.
There will be a regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30pm
Updated packets will be posted to our website and Facebook on Saturday, June 12th.June15-2021-AGENDA-PACKET-UPDATED-JUNE-12
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There will be a Regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m.
Attached is the drafted agenda for the meeting.June1-2021-AGENDA-REGULAR-UPDATED-PACKET-MAY-30-1
The City Council of Thorne Bay is seeking applications for appointment from citizens to fill the vacant City Council Seat B, until the next Regular Election to be held October 5, 2021. Application for appointments are due by 4pm, Thursday, June 10th.
The council seat will be on the ballot during the regular election of October 5, 2021 for the term beginning October 18, 2021 ending October 10, 2022.
Qualifications to serve as a Councilmember for the City of Thorne Bay are:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- A resident of Thorne Bay 30-days immediately preceding appointment
- Registered to vote in State and Municipal Elections
- Clear of any and all debt to the City of Thorne Bay.
- Is not disqualified under Article V. of the State Constitution.
HOW TO APPLY
Those interested must complete an application for appointment, including your relevant experience, and why you would like to be considered for appointment to the Thorne Bay City Council.
Applications may be submitted by June 10th, by mail or personal delivery to the City Clerk at Thorne Bay City Hall, 120 Freeman Drive, PO Box 19110, Thorne Bay, AK 99919. Applications for appointment may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPOINTMENT WILL BE MADE AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL ON TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH AT 6:30 P.M.
If appointed, a registered voter would serve until the next regular election on October 5, 2021.
There will be a regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Council is allowing LIMITED public participation in person.
There will be space for a maximum of 6 public participants at the City Council meeting on Tuesday.
SPACE IS ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
Personal Protective Gear is REQUIRED!!! (Masks & Gloves)
Public participants will be required to sign in and have their temperature taken prior to entering the chambers. Anyone with a temperature above normal, will not be allowed to enter.
On Tuesday June 1st, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA) will return to our seven day a week schedule with a 140 passenger capacity. Current demand leading into the summer is strong, we are making this change to stay within our self-imposed 75% capacity limit to safely accommodate as many of our customers as possible. This change has been made in the reservation system for the months of June, July and August. We will make a decision later in the summer as to the permanency of this change. The IFA would like to remind our customers that wearing a face covering is required on IFA Vessels and in IFA Terminals. On 2-1-2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order Under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act requiring persons to wear proper face coverings when using public transportation systems to help reduce the introduction, transmission and spread of COVID-19. This is a Federal Law. Please see the website for details and/or reservations.
Thank You, Donna R. Halvorsen Terminal Manager
Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Toll Free 866-308-4848 ext #101
P.O. Box 495 Craig, AK 99921
The City of Thorne Bay, located on the east side of Prince of Wales Island,
approximately 42 air miles from Ketchikan, is requesting proposal for the
construction of a tributary fish passage gravel and culvert bridge on North Road as
engineered by the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition in February 2015.
Engineered plans attached and identified as Exhibit A.
The road right-of-way throughout the subdivision is platted, is located in the “South
Thorne Bay Subdivision”, is 60 feet wide (30 feet on either side of centerline) and is
bordered the entire length by surveyed private property. The North Road Bridge
project begins in the area of Block 2, Lot 9 as indicated in the engineering plans.
The City will accept proposals for this project until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday June
Sealed proposals, clearly marked “North Road Bridge Proposal” on the outside of
the envelope, must be received by the City Clerk on or before the above deadline.
Proposals should be delivered by US Mail Service or in person at:
Thorne Bay City Hall
120 Freeman Drive
Thorne Bay, Alaska 99919
FAXED, EMAILED or TELEPHONE proposals will NOT be accepted.
City of Thorne Bay
P.O. Box 19110
Thorne Bay, Alaska 99919