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Bob Korn Pool Closure

The Bob Korn Pool will be closed May 14th through June 1st.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Lifeguard training will be coming up soon, if you are 15 or older and interested in becoming a lifeguard reach out to the Parks and Rec Department. 

Heating Fuel Tank Safety

Dispose of Waste Properly!!

You wake up in the morning and turn that faucet on for the hot shower or that all important cup of coffee or tea....what if nothing came out of the faucet!??  Although it seems like magic when that water runs from our tap, there is a lot of hard work and effort behind that precious liquid arriving at your home. 

The Water and Sewer Division of the Public Works Department has some major tasks on their daily routine to provide us our water service. Recently upgrades were made at all our water and treatment plants to keep that water flowing. 

It's important you do your part too! The crew pulled out a pile of rags that blocked a lift system just last week.

Improperly disposing of rags in this manner can not only send the rags to get caught up in our pumps but can also seize and break our expensive wastewater pumps and piping. 

Please do NOT dispose of improper materials in the water and sewer system....this can cause expensive damage to the equipment on down the line and force repairs that can be avoided. Common Sense is our best line of defense! 

Refuse Division Updates

Once a week, a team of folks from the Refuse Division diligently swing by your home to pick up the trash you and your family have produced.  What happens to those bags of trash once they leave your driveway?  Where does our refuse go?  The Refuse facility on Whitshed Road is the first destination for trash.

Since 1998, the Refuse Division has baled our solid waste into tight cubes of garbage and hauled these bales by the truckload to the Landfill at 17 Mile.  This year, the 16-year-old conveyor belt that feeds the trash into the compactor has had a few issues that are impeding the Refuse Division from baling trash. 

In the first quarter of 2017, on the conveyor belt, several tie rods, links and wheel assemblies failed due to rust and corrosion. To fix the conveyor belt, it cost the Refuse Division approximately $19,000 and time down with the baler. In the second quarter of this year the conveyor belt failed again and has not been repaired because of the expense.

Since that time, the Refuse Division, led by Aaron Muma, has been hauling un-compacted trash to the 17 Mile landfill. As per state and local regulations, the loads are covered to keep trash from blowing out or escaping on the journey. Once the load reaches the landfill, the garbage is dumped and then immediately covered with crushed gravel that completely covers the loose materials.

Because the landfill is at 17 Mile and the expanse of the area makes it difficult and expensive to potentially fence, for many years there have been bears that frequent the landfill as they look for an easy meal.  People have questioned whether unbaled materials are attracting more bears, but the Refuse crew has not seen an increase in the number of bears over the past few years including this season. The bears got into baled materials as well.

It’s important for the public to remember the landfill is a secure area and not open to the public per city code. It is a dangerous place to walk around without guidance from the Refuse crew. Discussion on the Refuse Division’s conveyor belt repair and whether to bale or not bale the community’s trash may continue at future City Council meetings. 

Looking for a Summer Job?


The City of Cordova is currently looking for temporary seasonal employees for the summer...  

Following is a listing of temporary full-time positions available:

LOCATION                                                                   POSITION

Public Works/Refuse Division                                    Landfill Cleanup Laborers

Public Works/Refuse Division                                    Refuse Maintenance I

Harbor                                                                     Harbor Maintenance I

Parks & Recreation                                                     Parks Maintenance                                                 

These jobs will begin approximately the first of May and run through mid-September.  Except for the Landfill Cleanup position…. we are looking for several people to cleanup around the landfill, full-time for 3-4 weeks.

Details for all jobs currently available can be found at the city’s web page, at “How Do I . . . ?” under the “Find a Job” menu item, or contact Cindy Appleton, Human Resources at City Hall.  424-6223




Tsunami Information

Click HERE for Tsunami Inundation Maps of Cordova and Tatitlek, Alaska

Click HERE for Cordova Tsunami Evacuation Information


2018 Budget and Fee Schedule are NOW posted!

The City of Cordova 2018 Budget is now available online. The City of Cordova Fee Schedule is also available. Click the links at the bottom of the City Website. 

Need a Building Permit?

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.

Do you need a ROW Permit?

A Reminder From the Public Works Department

Please remember that any work, excavation, construction, or use of City roads, streets, property, or Rights of Way

requires a City ROW Permit / Street Cut permit, which is available on the City website.

 Contact Bill Howard at Streets Division for more info. 

City Releases Cordova Center Video

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.

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