News From City Hall - July 2019, (Norm Carson)

News briefs from City Hall:
  • The Boardwalk Project has been completed, the underpinnings are now replaced.
  • Yakobi Fisheries has re-occupied their building after a winter recess and are now buying and processing fish. The company is in need of seasonal help; call or drop by if you are interested in even part-time employment.
  • The Fuel Dock Project has been completed by Trucano Construction; new pilings, ladders, and a service float are in place.
  • The Hoonah Cold Storage Agent now has use of a renovated apartment above the former general store.
  • The commercial ice machine is up and running; fishing boats are being supplied with ice.
  • Roof replacement is continuing on the fish house.
  • Lattieca Stewart has accepted a full time appointment as City Clerk; rumor has it she brought her fillet knife with her from Yakobi Fisheries, so be careful arguing with the ladies behind the counter!
  • VPSO Bob Adams had to leave the January Academy due to a flare up of an injury incurred with his service in  Afghanistan.  Bob will now be leaving Pelican to attend the September Academy at Sitka; we wish him well and look forward to his return.
  • Jessica Adams has accepted the position of City Treasurer.
  • The Community Playground fundraiser has been successfully completed; the equipment will arrive later this summer.
  • The Fuel Dock summer hours are:  Monday thru Saturday, 8-11 am and 4-7 pm and Sundays 4-7 pm.  Prices are: #1 Diesel $4.08, #2 Diesel $3.86, Unleaded Gas $4.33, and Propane $1.59 per pound.

Pelican Chamber of Commerce News - July 2019, (Norm Carson)

  • The 16th Pelican King Salmon Derby sponsored by the Chamber went off without a hitch, see the details on the Activities & Accommodations page.  Special thanks to Bob & Jessica Adams for manning the weigh in station every evening.  Acknowledgement is due Tom Andrews and Kate Landers for allowing the weigh in station to occur outside their front door.  Danielle Stewart for being the “MC” on awards night.  Huge thanks to Linda Carson for doing all the administrative work involved with obtaining a Gaming License, typing up gift certificates, the prize list, the final derby standings, special drawing tickets, donation request letters, and last but not least, keeping the President of the Chamber organized.  We do need more volunteers to help at the weigh in station and solicit donations.
  • The Chamber donated a total of $5,500 to the Community Playground fund.  This donation would not have been possible without the Chamber receiving a share of the Bed Tax and the Community Charter Halibut Permit leases.  The Chamber expends its budget on advertising the community through this website, Fish Alaska Magazine, The Reel News, Alaska Magazine, and a membership in the Alaska Tourism Industry Association.  The Chamber makes donations to Pelican community causes as needed.
  • The membership dues notifications were recently mailed; please send them in within 30 days.