The Cordova City Council convened at their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 15 in person. The council certified this month’s regular election and City Manager provided the public with general updates on city happenings. 

All the election ballots are in, shared City Clerk Susan Bourgeois, and a special meeting was scheduled for noon on March 22 for official results.

“As far as the CCMC Board election – the higher vote-getter (Kelsey Hayden) gets a 3-year seat and Chris Iannazzone gets the two-year seat. Sherman, Kinsman were unopposed so both won – Kinsman is new on Council and will participate in his first meeting on April 5. David Glasen won election to School Board over the write-in Lynette Lohse Wright. Jeff Guard participated today in his last Council Meeting [on March 22], he served for 6 years in Council, Seat C, having been elected in 2017 and 2020,” said City Clerk Susan Bourgeois.

An audit will be conducted in early May, said City Manager Helen Howarth during the manager report.

“We are looking forward to a clean audit and will have those statements to you, council, much earlier than normal,” said Howarth.

The city attorney is working on a sales tax code revision, bringing it up to date and “eliminating some conflicting language and inconsistences,” shared Howarth. A work session is slated for early May.


The city will be publishing a snowplow schedule soon for the public, “so folks can anticipate when their streets might be plowed and what the priorities are,” said Howarth. The schedule will also include the snowplow schedule for the harbor docks.

Resolutions voted on and approved unanimously 7-0 by council are the following listed on the agenda:

  • Resolution 03-23-08 — A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a sole source contract with Tyler Rental Inc., for the purpose of purchasing a Genie Z45/25 Manlift;
  • And resolution 03-23-09 — A resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a five-year lease with Native Conservancy, for Tract 8A, ASLS 73-35.

One audience member that spoke to the committee and city staff were in attendance.