Valdez City Council2015 Budget Hearings – Work Session Schedule
City Council Chambers
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
(Public Hearings will be followed by Work Sessions on topics as indicated)
October 22, 2014
Budget Overview – Assumptions & Challenges
Fund Review (all Funds)
October 23, 2014
Public Safety Support, Animal Control, Police
Fire, Emergency Prep
Port, Harbor, Airport
October 29, 2014
Employee Benefits Committee Recommendations
Public Works (Streets/Shop, Solid Waste)
Utilities (Water, Sewer)
October 30, 2014
Library, Parks & Rec, Civic Center, Parks Maint.
Administration, Finance, Council, Clerk, Law
Insurance, Permanent Fund, Debt Service Fund
Reserve Fund (Programs)
November 5, 2014
Community Service Organizations
Valdez City Schools
Capital Facilities (Bldg Maint., Engineering, Clinic)
Capital Facilities Fund (Community Investment Projects – CIP’s)
November 6, 2014 - Any items postponed from previous meetings
(last revised 10/3/14)
AVV held a vigil to remember victims of Domestic Violence as more than merely a symbolic action, but to invite people to get involved directly with the campaign against domestic violence. AVV urges people to help keep our communities focused on a very real problem, and on the need to prevent it throughout the year.
The TERRA -- Terrestrial for Every Rural Region in Alaska -- project is an ongoing, multiyear endeavor to put better Internet, phone and television service in the hands of rural Alaskans, who have relied on spotty satellite connections until now.
After nearly two years of meetings and conferences in which members of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission heard from Arctic stakeholders, the group made another stop in Barrow to hear from delegates again before submitting their final report.
In a few months, the ice-classed research vessel Sikuliaq, owned by the National Science Foundation, will be equipped with about a half dozen Arctic Native ice testing sticks as part of the ship’s safety outfit.
The announcement came Tuesday morning in an MSNBC interview of UAF vice chancellor Mike Sfraga and U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brezinski. UAF will team with Dartmouth College in the effort, details of which will be released later, officials said.
Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab
SITKA, Alaska - The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat to subsistence harvesters.
Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Scientists researching the severe decline in Alaska's Steller sea lion population have a fingered a new possible suspect for the drop: Pacific sleeper sharks, a species previously