Situated in the southeastern end of Prince William Sound, the Alaskan City of Cordova is quickly emerging as one of America's best places to live, work, play, and visit.
Terry Bradshaw highlights Cordova! Click here to watch the Today in America feature video.
Who You Going To Call?
If you see an oil or fuel sheen on the lake?
Recently our community has experienced a couple of minor fuel spills into beautiful Eyak Lake. Local citizens have been quick to spot them which has assisted in early and rapid response.
As a part of regular training for the City of Cordova staff, a tabletop exercise was orchestrated by our Emergency Management Coordinator, Joanie Behrends this morning July 10th for the City's Incident Command staff to refresh and update the steps to take in the event of a fuel spill into navigable waters.
There never is a textbook solution as each and every emergency event is different, but by practicing various scenarios City staff becomes more and more versed at responding to all events of this nature. The training provides us an opportunity to discuss and present multiple options and possible solutions.
What should you do in the event you smell or see a fuel spill or sheen on our waterways in Cordova?
The first step and ALWAYS the first step is to call Dispatch.
Dispatch will notify all our first responders whom have been trained on the next steps. Thanks for pitching in to make Cordova a great place to live!
Cordova Electric Cooperative is beginning utility work in the alley between First Street and Second Street as of July 5th. This may disrupt some access to businesses along the alleyway and be closed to traffic at times. Please provide them with your consideration.
Summer Season Hours for Library and Museum
The Cordova Historical Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm now for the summer season. The museum staff has opened up their entryway exhibit, 'A Sense of Time, A Sense of Place.' In addition the staff has opened the St. Elias lighthouse lens exhibit and an exhibit on the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill which includes a newly acquired piece of the hull from the vessel.
Work continues next on the Native History and Culture exhibit which visitors will have a sneak peek at the work underway in that gallery. The museum store, the Copper River Gallery and the Eustace Ziegler Gallery are also open and ready to receive visitors!
The Cordova Public Library is open six days a week this summer season with plenty of reading room, wireless internet and summer reading for kids. On Sundays, we're showing movies in the Education Room. Library Hours are: Tuesday through Thursday 10-8; Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday Noon - 5. Closed on Mondays.
Planning Division Changes Street Name
The Planning Division of the City of Cordova recently announced that in accordance with the Cordova Municipal Code, Lakeview Drive will be renamed Sunnyside Drive effective May 1st, 2017. Address numbers will remain the same.
This name change is for the Lakeview Drive off Power Creek Road, shown in the image below. Lake View Drive off the highway will be unaffected by this change.
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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.
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.
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.