The following ordinance was adopted by the City Council on March 15, 2017:
An ordinance of the City Council of the City of Cordova, Alaska, authorizing the transfer of $876,000 from the general reserve fund as follows: $860,000 to the general fund for debt service, $16,000 to the governmental capital projects fund #401 for the purchase of hospital equipment, both which were appropriated in the adopted budget for fiscal year 2017.
The 2017 Assessment Roll for the City of Cordova has been completed, and notices of assessed value were mailed to the record owners of all real property on March 8, 2017. It is your duty to advise the assessor promptly in writing of any errors or omissions in the assessment of your property via the Property Tax Assessment Appeal Form which is available at City Hall, the city website at www.cityofcordova.net or by email request. This form (specifying the grounds for appeal) shall be filed with the City Clerk on behalf of the assessor at City Hall not later than 5:00 pm on April 7, 2017, after which the right of appeal shall cease. The assessor may correct errors or omissions in the assessment before the board of equalization hearing, and will mail a notice of any such correction to the record owner’s address. The 2017 Board of Equalization will take place in the Cordova Center Community Rooms A & B at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017. If you need further information contact the City Clerk’s office at 424-6248 or 424-6286.
Vessels For Sale
NOTICE OF IMPOUNDED VESSEL SALE
The Cordova Port & Harbor, City of Cordova offers for sale by sealed bids for the following vessels:
1. Vessel Name: Oldetowne
Minimum Bid: $6292.25
Description: 1988, 30ft fiberglass bowpicker, Manufacturer: Beck Boats Inc.
Owner Name: Vic Afonin
PO Box 2733
Homer, AK 99603.
2. Vessel Name: None
Description: 16ft aluminum V-hull row boat.
Minimum Bid: $50
Owner Name: Robert H. Trent, PO Box 68, Kaycee WY 82639.
Vessels shall be removed from city property within 10 days from date of sale.
These Vessels will be sold “as is where is” by sealed bid to the highest bidder
by the close of business on 10 April 2017
The minimum acceptable bid shall be a sum equal to the harbors charges against the vessel.
The vessels can be inspected by contacting the Cordova Harbormaster’s Office at
907-424-6400, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.
@ YOUR LIbrary
@ YOUR LIBRARY
The Cordova Public Library is open:
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00-8:00
Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5:00
Join us for activities for young and old at your library.
Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 is Pokemon Club.
Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 it’s Board Game Palooza
Fridays from 3:00-4:00 it’s After School Art for ages Pre-K to 3rd grade
Sign Up Now! Bunny Baskets Full of Books Are Back!
Good Reads About Bad Things Recently we marked two tragic events that affected are community and while reading about them isn’t always the most pleasurable read it still provides us with a reflection on the incidents.
The 1964 Good Friday Earthquake has been captured in a number of books that provide facts and stories about the massive tremblor that shook the southcentral area.
8.6 The Great Alaskan Earthquake March 27, 1964 by Stan Cohen
The Day that Cries Forever : Stories of the Destruction of Chenega during the 1964 Alaska Earthquake. Compiled and edited by John E. Smelcer
The Day Trees Bent to the Ground: Stories from the ’64 Alaska Earthquake by Janet Boylan
The 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill also occurred on a Good Friday and left a lasting legacy on Cordova and the Prince William Sound area. There are a number of good reads on the Oil Spill and a few new ones that you might not have spotted on the shelves.
Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power by Steve Coll
Leaving Alaska By Grant Sims
Mission Without A Map: the politics and policies of restoration following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill by Joe Hunt
Out of the Channel: the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound by John Keeble
The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster by Sharon Bushnell
Save by Using YOUR LOCAL DMV Office
Support your community by doing all of your DMV transactions locally. There is no additional $10 fee charged for renewing your license or registration at the local office (as is reflected on the mailed renewal notices ONLY if you go into a state office), and the local office receives a commission from the State for the services it provides. As an additional benefit, Notary Services are available at the local DMV during office hours.
Tsunami Inundation Maps
Click HERE for Tsunami Inundation Maps of Cordova and Tatitlek, Alaska
Need a Building Permit?
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.
City Releases Cordova Center Video
The City is proud to unveil our Cordova Center Capital Campaign Video. Featuring some familiar faces and amazing "drone-based" video, it is a must-see! The video is available on the City's YouTube channel.
Baler Open on Saturdays
Your baler is now open on Saturdays for your convenience. In order to accommodate the weekend hours, staff will be closing the facility on Thursdays. Hours are 7:00-3:30, however staffing issues can impact the schedule unexpectedly. You can always call 424-5600 before you go.
One of the ways that Cordovans can prepare for emergencies is by being proactive with regards to the potential hazards we face. A great example of this proactive idea, mitigation, is insurance against those potential hazards.
Do you have Flood Insurance or Earthquake Insurance for your Home or Property? All property owners in Cordova can get flood coverage! Yes, everyone can get up to $250,000 of coverage for structures. Homeowners can get it. Renters can get it. And business owners can get it. If you currently do not have flood insurance, and you live in an area prone to floods, it may be worth your time to investigate. Call a qualified insurance company or broker …or search online at www.floodsmart.gov . Be sure to ask for a “National Flood Insurance Policy”.
The City of Cordova has an ordinance for flood damage prevention, Chapter 19.04. That chapter describes the City’s intent to be proactive with regards to flood hazard areas. The areas of special flood hazard identified by the Federal Insurance Administration in a scientific and engineering report entitled "The Flood Insurance Study for the City of Cordova," dated April 2, 1979 (with accompanying Flood Insurance Maps) is adopted by reference and declared to be a part of the chapter. The Flood Insurance Study is on file at City Hall.
Earthquake insurance is another consideration. It is important to note that standard homeowners insurance does not cover damage and destruction that happens as a result of an earthquake - and many fire insurance policies do not cover the fires resulting from earthquakes! As a point of interest, there was an earthquake in California in 1989 that caused 6 billion dollars in damage…and only 16% of that was covered by insurance. It was the Loma Prieta earthquake.
Only 1 out of 3 households in Alaska have earthquake insurance. Most of those are added on to the standard insurance as endorsements. Typically, there is a deductible of 10% of the value of the home. So, if your home is currently insured for $100,000…you would have to pay $10,000 in damages before the insurance company would pay anything. Separate deductibles typically apply to home contents and structure…and the base cost of earthquake insurance will depend upon a variety of factors. If you live in a home built of bricks, the insurance company sees that as a higher risk…thus you pay more.
This information on earthquake insurance was found in the outstanding earthquake resource entitled “Are you prepared for the next big Earthquake in Alaska?” And, of course, the best place to get more information on earthquake insurance is from your insurance agent. Think about mitigation. Be prudent. Be ready. Be prepared.