CBS Assembly Votes

City and Borough of Sitka Assembly

Mim McConnell, Mayor

Matthew Hunter, Deputy Mayor

Benjamin Miyasato, Vice Deputy Mayor

Steven Eisenbeisz

Tristan Guevin

Aaron Swanson

Michelle Putz

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February 10, 2015 Assembly Meeting

*Section Under Construction*
ORD 15-04 Modifying Chapter 4.24 of the Sitka General Code, Hotel, Motel and Bed and Breakfast Transient Room Tax, by adding Section 4.24.070 which creates a special revenue fund entitled "Visitor Activities Enhancement Fund," which directs that all bed taxes collected are deposited in the fund, and which sets forth policy as to how such funds may be appropriated and used.

January 27, 2015 Assembly Meeting

Tourism: Dissolution of the Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau

ORD 15-03A Plans to issue a Request for Proposal(s) for an entity(ies) to take on the responsibilities for planning, coordinating, promoting and executing all phases of conventions, tourism and marketing for Sitka. Formally dissolving the Sitka Convention and Visitor's Bureau under the City's oversight once the Request for Proposal(s) is awarded. The CBS will provide a percentage of bed tax revenues for funding purposes.

Line 8 was amended to read, "...a request for proposal(s) for an entity or entities to take on the reponisibilities..." and line 25 and 26 to read, "...will be better served by an organization(s)."

VOTE: Passed on first reading as amended.

YES

  1. Mim McConnell
  2. Matthew Hunter
  3. Aaron Swanson
  4. Benjamin Miyasato
  5. Steven Eisenbeisz
  6. Tristan Guevin

ABSENT

  1. Michelle Putz

Tourism: Bed Tax Special Revenue Fund

ORD 15-04 Modifying Chapter 4.24 of the Sitka General Code, Hotel, Motel and Bed and Breakfast Transient Room Tax, by adding Section 4.24.070 which creates a special revenue fund entitled "Visitor Activities Enhancement Fund," which directs that all bed taxes collected are deposited in the fund, and which sets forth policy as to how such funds may be appropriated and used.

VOTE: Passed on first reading.

YES

  1. Mim McConnell
  2. Matthew Hunter
  3. Aaron Swanson
  4. Benjamin Miyasato
  5. Steven Eisenbeisz
  6. Tristan Guevin

ABSENT

  1. Michelle Putz

Economic Development: Sale of Property at Industrial Park to Monarch Tannery

RES 15-04 Approving the sale of Block 4, Lot 17 building and property at Gary Paxton Industrial Park to Ed & Clara Gray D.B.A. Monarch Tannery, and
authorizing the Municipal Administrator to sign the agreement.

VOTE: Passed on first and final reading.

YES

  1. Mim McConnell
  2. Matthew Hunter
  3. Aaron Swanson
  4. Benjamin Miyasato
  5. Steven Eisenbeisz

NO

  1. Tristan Guevin

ABSENT

  1. Michelle Putz

Economic Development: Sale of Property at Industrial Park to Silver Bay Seafoods

RES 15-05 Approving the sale of Block 4, Lot 12A, Lot 13, Lot 9C and Block 4, Lot 11 building and property containing the former water treatment plant at Gary Paxton Industrial Park to Silver Bay Seafoods, LLC, and authorizing the Municipal Administrator to sign the agreements.

An amendment was made to pull Lot 9C from the resolution and purchase and sales contract.

VOTE: Passed on first and final reading as amended.

A motion was made by Swanson that this Resolution be APPROVED on first and final reading as AMENDED. The motion PASSED by the following vote.

YES

  1. Mim McConnell
  2. Matthew Hunter
  3. Aaron Swanson
  4. Benjamin Miyasato
  5. Steven Eisenbeisz
  6. Michelle Putz

NO

  1. Tristan Guevin

January 13, 2015 Assembly Meeting

Tourism: Dissolution of the Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau

ORD 15-03A Plans to issue a Request for Proposal(s) for an entity to take on the responsibilities for planning, coordinating, promoting and executing all phases of conventions, tourism and marketing for Sitka. Formally dissolving the Sitka Convention and Visitor's Bureau under the City's oversight once the Request for Proposal(s) is awarded. The CBS will provide a percentage of bed tax revenues for funding purposes.

Lines 33 and 34 were amended to read, "...effective after an RFP has been awarded to an entity."

VOTE: Passed on first reading as amended.

YES

  1. Mim McConnell
  2. Matthew Hunter
  3. Aaron
  4.  Swanson
  5. Benjamin Miyasato
  6. Steven Eisenbeisz
  7. Tristan Guevin
  8. Michelle Putz

Economic Development: Mayor Attendance At Innovation Summit

14-251 Approve travel expenses for the Mayor to attend the Innovation Summit in Juneau on January 28 and 29

VOTE: Passed on first and final reading.

YES (All in favor)

  1. Mim McConnell
  2. Matthew Hunter
  3. Aaron Swanson
  4. Benjamin Miyasato
  5. Steven Eisenbeisz
  6. Tristan Guevin
  7. Michelle Putz

January 8, 2015 Assembly Worksession

Economic Development: Gary Paxton Industrial Park Property Lease and/or Sale

Gary Paxton Industrial Park property lease/sale discussion

No Action Taken, No Video or Meeting Minutes

January 2, 2015 Assembly Meeting

14-245 Appoint an Assembly Member to serve the remainder of Phyllis Hackett's term until the results of the next regular election are certified on October 13, 2015 (individual will be sworn in if present).
Letters Of Interest
Orion Hughes-Knowles
Thor Christianson
Larry Crews
Michelle Putz
On the first round there was not a majority vote for any of the applicants. Christianson received 3 votes, Putz 2 votes, and Crews 1 vote. The Assembly proceeded with a second round in which Michelle Putz received 4 votes. Ms. Putz was sworn in and took a seat at the Assembly table.