CITY OF VALDEZ LOOKING TO BUILD NEW FIRE STATION, OFFICES, EXPAND STORAGE FACILITY
During the November 22nd
meeting, the Council granted approval for Administration to negotiate the purchase price of 14.88 acres known as Lot 2, Sleepy Hollow for development of proposed City facilities including a new fire station, city/agency storage (including Police impound) and snow storage. Tonight
, the Council will discuss the idea of purchasing 6.8 acres to 8.08 acres of the parcel which is located in the area where Harborview used to be located. This is the location of the newly established Karen Davey Stewart Memorial Community Garden. Under this new scenario, the land would be used for a new fire station. If the larger portion of land is purchased, the City is considering the idea of subdividing the land and putting it out to sale. The City Staff is also recommending purchasing land adjacent to the newly built Maintenance Shops across the street from Public Works and adding to the existing school and city maintenance buildings along West Egan Drive.
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VISITOR INFORMATION CONDUCTED BY MCDOWELL GROUP TO BE PRESENTED TO COUNCIL TONIGHT
A draft report of the Valdez Visitor study commissioned by the Economic Development Commission and conducted by the McDowell Group is available to read in the City of Valdez Council Packet. CLICK HERE
VHS BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM PLACES FOURTH AT ACS TOURNAMENT
Mott Named MVP Of Girls Tournament
The VHS varsity basketball team travelled up to Anchorage this past weekend for the annual Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational at ACS. The invite this year was held on December 29th thru January 1st and ACS was host to seven teams from around the state of Alaska. Valdez teams had strong performances over the weekend with this tournament being the first test for the teams.
GAMES ADDED TO BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
KVAK INTERVIEW WITH POLICE CHIEF BART HINKLE REGARDING MARIJUANA IMPACTS IN VALDEZ
The Valdez High School boys varsity basketball team has scheduled home games to play Mt. Edgecumbe this weekend in Valdez. The first game will be held in the VHS gym on Friday starting at 7pm. On Saturday the game will begin at 2pm.
If you missed KVAK's interview with Bart Hinkle, Police Chief for Valdez, you can hear the invertiew on KVAK's podcast page.
WITH 2016 COMING TO A CLOSE, HERE'S WHAT WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2017
1- New City Manager
VALDEZ TOWN SKI RACE WAS HELD NEW YEAR'S EVE
2- A Summer with less road construction
3- Another year of Healthier You coming up
4- First full year with local marijuana policies and business
5- First full Summer you can access the Shoup Bay trail, thanks to Levitation 49 and the community
6- Stan Stephens will have a new boat in service
7- Starting off 2017 with great snow
8- First Summer tourist season with beautification improvements
Did we miss anything?
If there’s something positive happening in 2017 that we missed mentioning, please add it to our list.
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- Seven community skiing enthusiasts joined twelve VHS ski team members to welcome the new year in true Nordic style at the Valdez Town series Race #2. This New Year’s Eve event was a 7K freestyle race staged on great snow and a bright, clear, winter morning just as it should be! Ben Swanson took the overall spot, Rylee Norris led the women’s division, and Ben Stolen was the top community finisher.
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VHS NORDIC SKI RACES THIS WEEKEND
2016 WAS A GROWTH YEAR FOR THE PIPELINE
Valdez High School in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation are pleased to announce the annual Valdez Invite Nordic Ski races this weekend. Two hundred student-athletes from teams throughout the state will join the Bucs for two days of competitive racing. Friday’s race will feature a freestyle relay beginning at 3:30 at USCG Housing. Saturday’s races will feature classic technique and will commence at 11am at the same location.
-The volume of oil moved through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, or 'TAPS' increased almost 2 percent in 2016 -- the first calendar year- over- year increase since 2002. Alyeska President Tom Barrett said more oil is the best long term solution for sustaining the line, and the best thing for Alaska's economy.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, Jan. 3rd, 2017 - 7pm
in City Council Chambers
Items will include:
All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com
1. Mayor Report - January 3, 2017
2. Approval of 2017 City of Valdez Statewide Legislative Priorities
3. Approval of Contract with UAA Small Business Development Center for Business Workshop Training
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