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Situated in the southeastern end of Prince William Sound, the Alaskan City of Cordova is quickly emerging as one of America's best places to live, work, play, and visit.
Terry Bradshaw highlights Cordova! Click here to watch the Today in America feature video.
You can purchase a new book and place it unwrapped in the big gift box in the lobby of the Cordova Center. These books will be delivered to the folks at the Little Chapel on December 19th to be distributed to those in need.
Books can be for any age group from Babies, Toddlers to Teens! Everyone needs to read. Please help the library fill our Giving Tree box!!!
A Reminder From the Public Works Department
Please remember that any work, excavation, construction, or use of City roads, streets, property, or Rights of Way
requires a City ROW Permit / Street Cut permit, which is available on the City website.
Contact Bill Howard at Streets Division for more info.
Reminder from the Port and Harbor Department
There will be no Travelift services available from
Vessel owners should prepare accordingly.
Thanks for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Refuse Division Reminds Patrons of Pick-up Days
The City of Cordova Refuse Division of Public Works is a hard-working team and just like the postal service are not letting, rain, snow, wind, or icy roads keep them from their rounds.
Residential garbage is collected weekly. Each residence is permitted three cans per week. City Code requires garbage should be bagged and tied and stored in clean, watertight, animal-proof containers with tight-fitting lids. Following is the Pick-Up Schedule:
First Street Cans, Businesses on First Street and Alley, Cans at Recycle Station
Residential Homes on First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets, Residential Homes on Davis avenue, Observation Avenue, Railroad Avenue, Council Avenue. Harbor Loop and Nicholoff Way, High School Area, and Ski Hill, Downtown Businesses and Alley
First Street Cans and Businesses, Alley behind Steen’s, Copper River Highway to 6 Mile, Whitshed Area
McGlaughlin Trailer Court, LeFevre Avenue, Spruce Street, Power Creek Road, Chase Avenue, Heney Trailer Court
First Street Cans and Businesses, Adams Street, Lake Avenue, Railroad Row/Boardwalk, Cedar Street, Birch Street, Alder Street
Commercial properties may utilize cans or dumpsters. Dumpsters are available in two sizes. Collection may be scheduled weekly. Contact City Hall to schedule pick-ups.
The Marine Transportation Advisory Board is seeking a board member from the Prince William Sound & Kenai Peninsula area.
To apply please visit: https://gov.alaska.gov/services/boards-and-commissions/apply-for-a-board-appointment/
Once a week, a team of folks from the Refuse Division diligently swing by your home to pick up the trash you and your family have produced. What happens to those bags of trash once they leave your driveway? Where does our refuse go? The Refuse facility on Whitshed Road is the first destination for trash.
Since 1998, the Refuse Division has baled our solid waste into tight cubes of garbage and hauled these bales by the truckload to the Landfill at 17 Mile. This year, the 16-year-old conveyor belt that feeds the trash into the compactor has had a few issues that are impeding the Refuse Division from baling trash.
In the first quarter of 2017, on the conveyor belt, several tie rods, links and wheel assemblies failed due to rust and corrosion. To fix the conveyor belt, it cost the Refuse Division approximately $19,000 and time down with the baler. In the second quarter of this year the conveyor belt failed again and has not been repaired because of the expense.
Since that time, the Refuse Division, led by Aaron Muma, has been hauling un-compacted trash to the 17 Mile landfill. As per state and local regulations, the loads are covered to keep trash from blowing out or escaping on the journey. Once the load reaches the landfill, the garbage is dumped and then immediately covered with crushed gravel that completely covers the loose materials.
Because the landfill is at 17 Mile and the expanse of the area makes it difficult and expensive to potentially fence, for many years there have been bears that frequent the landfill as they look for an easy meal. People have questioned whether unbaled materials are attracting more bears, but the Refuse crew has not seen an increase in the number of bears over the past few years including this season. The bears got into baled materials as well.
It’s important for the public to remember the landfill is a secure area and not open to the public per city code. It is a dangerous place to walk around without guidance from the Refuse crew. Discussion on the Refuse Division’s conveyor belt repair and whether to bale or not bale the community’s trash may continue at future City Council meetings.
Click HERE for Tsunami Inundation Maps of Cordova and Tatitlek, Alaska
Click HERE for Cordova Tsunami Evacuation Information
The City of Cordova Planning Department would like to remind everyone that a Building Permit is required for the erection, construction, establishment, moving, alteration, enlargement, repair, or conversion of ANY building or structure located within the City.
Building Permits are required in order to ensure that all projects adhere to zoning requirements, height requirements, setbacks, minimum lot size, and permitted uses which vary throughout the City.
If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Department at 424-6220, or visit click the LINK.
|Mon Dec 18: 6:00pm - |
Council Work Session
Community Rooms A & B
|Wed Dec 20: 6:00pm - 7:00pm|
Council work session
Community Rooms A & B
|Wed Dec 20: 7:00pm - |
Council Regular Meeting
Community Rooms A & B
|Thu Dec 28: 6:00pm - |
CCMC Authority Board of Director's Meeting
CCMC Admin Conference Room