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Cordova Regular Election 2019 Propositions

March 5, 2019

General Information

Polling place: Cordova Center Education Room
Voting hours: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

There will be two propositions before the voters at this election.

By City Council resolution 12-18-30 the following is proposition one:

Proposition No. 1

Bonds for Harbor and Related Capital Improvements

Shall the City of Cordova incur debt and issue harbor revenue bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) the principal and interest of which are
payable out of, and the security for which are: (i) the revenues of the Port of Cordova, and (ii) the proceeds of a tax of 0.5% on the value of raw fish landed in the City if the qualified voters of the City approve a proposition for the levy of the tax at the March 5, 2019 Regular City Election, for the purpose of paying the cost of planning, design, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, repair, improvement, extension, enlargement or equipment of harbor and related improvements in the City, including without limitation repair and replacement of facilities at the Cordova South Harbor?

  • YES
  • NO

By city council resolution 12-18-31 the following is proposition two:

Proposition No. 2

0.5% Tax on Raw Fish for Harbor Facility Improvements, Repair and Maintenance

Shall the City of Cordova levy a tax of one-half percent (0.5%) on the value of raw fish landed in the City, with the proceeds of the tax to be dedicated to paying the cost of City harbor facility improvements, repair and maintenance, including without limitation payment of debt service on bonds issued by the City for harbor and related capital improvements?

  • YES
  • NO

For further information, contact the City Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 424-6248.

Cordova Regular Election 2019 General Information

March 5, 2019

Polling place: Cordova Center Education Room
Voting hours: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

To elect:

Mayor: One (1) Mayor - For One (1) Regular, Three (3) Year Term
Seat A: One (1) City Council Member - For One (1) Regular, Three (3) Year Term
Seat F: One (1) City Council Member - For One (1) Regular, Three (3) Year Term
Seat G: One (1) City Council Member - For One (1) Regular, Three (3) Year Term

To elect:

Two (2) School Board Members - For Two (2) Regular, Three (3) Year Terms

To elect:

Two (2) CCMC Authority Board Members - For Two (2) Regular, Three (3) Year Term
One (1) CCMC Authority Board Members - For One (1), Two (2) Year Term

To declare candidacy: Any qualified voter who meets the residency and age requirements of the elective office must file, not more than eight weeks (Tuesday, January 8, 2019) and at least four weeks (Tuesday February 5, 2019) prior to the election, with the city clerk, a sworn declaration of candidacy using the declaration of candidacy form that applies to the office for which he or she is a candidate in order for the voter's name to appear on the ballot as a candidate for that elective office.
Residency and age requirements: Mayor and City Council: One year immediately preceding the election and eighteen years of age. School Board Member: One year immediately preceding the election and eighteen years of age. CCMC Authority Board of Directors: One year immediately preceding the election, eighteen years of age and able to meet the requirements in Cordova Municipal Code 15.20.010 B.
Voter registration: Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or you may register online at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ . To be qualified to vote in a regular or special city election, a voter must be: A) Qualified to vote in state elections and registered to vote in state elections at a residence address within the city limits of Cordova at least thirty days (Sunday February 3, 2019) immediately preceding the municipal election; B) A resident of the city for thirty days (Sunday February 3, 2019) immediately preceding the municipal election; and C) Not disqualified under Article V of the Alaska Constitution.
Absentee voting by mail: Submit a request for an absentee ballot by mail to: City Clerk, City of Cordova, PO Box 1210, Cordova, AK 99574; or by facsimile to 424-6000 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Application by mail shall be postmarked, and application by facsimile or email shall be received by the city clerk no more than 60 days (Friday January 4, 2019) or less than 7 days (Tuesday February 26, 2019) before the election. Such written request shall substantially include: voter’s residence address in Cordova; voter’s mailing address in Cordova; voter registration number; or, if not known, the voter’s social security number and date of birth; if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the address to which it should be mailed; an original signature if the application is made by mail, or a facsimile thereof if application is made by facsimile transmission or email; and the printed name of the applicant.

Contact the City Clerk or the Deputy City Clerk for information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 424-6248 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 424-6286.

CEC Installs Free Car Charging Stations

Cordova, AK – The City of Cordova and Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC) stepped closer to becoming a more renewable, self-sustaining community by installing 4 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the city center on December 21st. The lower price of locally produced electricity supports Cordova’s economic self-sufficiency; the strategic goal of the City of Cordova. Selling more hydroelectricity helps increase renewable power production to 90% of energy sales by 2025; the strategic goal of Cordova Electric Cooperative. “Our dream is for Cordova to be 100% renewable and EV’s will play an important role in that,” said Clay Koplin, CEO of Cordova Electric. “EV’s can become a storage element of our Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) smart grid development work, in partnership with the Department of Energy and other national labs, by sinking excess hydro to vehicle batteries for later use, which results in our community becoming cleaner and stronger as the grid gains resiliency.”

The member-owners of CEC requested charging stations, indicating that it would influence their decision to purchase an electric vehicle. CEC announced via the CEC Facebook page that the new charging stations will be free to the public. “Research indicated that the affordable way to provide EV stations is to avoid the costly billing electronics and software that just don’t hold up in our weather,” explained Koplin. “It costs CEC less to provide the public charging service for free, so that’s what we’re doing.” CEC’s deployment plan includes installations by homeowners and businesses who have indicated interest, with CEC advising on charging station alternatives. The new Clipper Creek charging stations we selected will provide about 20 miles of driving range with a one-hour charge. “If demand grows as rapidly in Cordova as it has in other coastal Alaskan communities, we will soon feel the
pressure for more charging stations,” said Koplin.

CEC and the City of Cordova have collaborated on the stations for months, working with businesses and residents to identify locations that would have the greatest positive impact on parking, business development, social functions, and the local economy. The new centerpiece of Cordova, the Cordova Center, was selected as the preferred site, with two charging stations in the First Street parking lot serving the business district, and two charging stations in the lower parking lot serving the waterfront businesses and harbor. “I like the option of being able to own an electric car, bike, or scooter now,” said Sylvia Lange, owner of the Reluctant Fisherman, an iconic hotel and restaurant in the harbor. “Electric vehicles are here to stay – it’s great to have this option in Cordova,” said Lange.

In addition to serving the community, the charging stations are expected to attract and accommodate visitors to Cordova via the Alaska Marine Highway System. “The Tesla users group is looking for communities with electric vehicle charging stations to visit,” said John Harvill, a Cordova Tesla owner and member of the Alaska Tesla Users Group. Because the only road access to Cordova is by ferry, an EV charged in Anchorage can drive the 60 miles to the Whittier ferry terminal and recharge their vehicle when they get to Cordova. According to the chargers listed in www.plugshare.com, locating a charger in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, may be more difficult than finding one in coastal Alaska.

Cordova Electric Cooperative (CEC) is the sole provider of electric energy to the remote, coastal community of Cordova, Alaska. CEC owns and operates all power production and distribution facilities for the whole community. A small, nimble organization noted for creativity, innovation, talent, and achievement, CEC embraces the challenges of the energetic coastal environment in the North Pacific, and attracts the rugged, independent, success-oriented women and men that define the Cooperative.

Cordova Comprehensive Plan

Help us shape the future of Cordova! The Cordova Comprehensive Plan Update will be a community resource and guide for decision-making on topics including land use, housing, economic development, transportation and quality of life.

Please visit the project webpage in order to see updates and progress on the development of the plan. Sign up for email updates.
www.cordovacompplan.com

Crater Lake Feasibility Study

Please click the link below to download the Crater Lake Feasibility Study prepared for the City and Cordova Electric Cooperative

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