Services

Offering a Variety of Services to Residents in Chignik City

Electric Utility

The City's electric service is powered by three John Deere generators, two of which are rated for 230 kW and the third for 117 kW. There are plans to eventually create hydroelectric power from a dam on Indian Creek.

For the initial electric service, there is a one-time hook-up fee of $140.00 plus a $100.00 deposit. The City's electric utility is regulated and subsidized by the State of Alaska with the Power Cost Equalization (PCE) program. The City charges $0.431 per kWh used, but for the first 500 kWh used per household per month, the State pays $0.2493.

Cable

The City provides cable service only for residents on the west side of town at this time. Cable service costs residents $55.00 per month or any part thereof while in town. Below is a channel guide. Individual programming may be found by clicking on each network's website.

Water and Sewer

The City's water supply comes from Indian Lake Reservoir, from which water is piped down to a water treatment center where it is chlorinated and filtered with green sand, then piped to the water tank for distribution. Water coming into homes is not metered—it costs residents a flat fee of $37.50 per month for water service while in town and a minimum fee of $26.50 while out of town. 

Most residents are also on the force main sewer system, which completed upgrades in 2008. Sewer service costs the same as water service.  

The water and sewer utility participates in the Rural Utilities Business Advisor (RUBA) program. This program offers technical, managerial, and financial training to utilities across the state. They serve an advisory role to the city, assisting in all matters related to the functions of the municipality.

Solid Waste

The City maintains a solid waste facility on a hill to the northwest of the townsite. Items that can be safely incinerated are dumped into a burn pit, while other used items, such as vehicles, tires, appliances, and batteries are kept to the side. There are also three dumpsters located within the town—one at the harbor, one across from the post office, and another at the bottom of the hill going up to the dump.
At this time, there is not a recycling program in place although there is interest in the idea.
The cost to residents for solid waste service is $15.00 per month or any part thereof while in town. The service is free for residents aged 62 and older.

**PLEASE NOTE** THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ASKS THAT YOU PLEASE USE THE DUMPSTERS FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE. IF THIS TYPE OF GARBAGE IS LEFT IN THE OPEN BURN PIT, THE WIND, RAVENS, AND MAGPIES END UP DISTRIBUTING IT ACROSS SEVERAL ACRES.

Community Hall

The Community Hall is open Monday–Saturday from noon–1:00 pm and 7:00 pm–9:00 pm. Concessions include a variety of soda and other drinks, chips, candy bars, microwaveable snacks and dinners, and ice cream bars. 

Come out and join the fun with a game of pool, put together a puzzle, or watch TV on the big screen!

Attention Party and Event Planners

To avoid scheduling conflicts, please call the City Office at (907) 749-2281 to reserve your event. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.

FUEL Delivery

The City of Chignik offers fuel deliveries of #1 or #2 (if available) diesel Tuesdays and Fridays.

If you are interested in ordering fuel to be delivered to a marine vessel, please have a holding container prepared as well as the payment method planned. 

For any inquiries or to schedule a delivery, please call the City Office at (907) 749-2280.

Please call ahead of time.

Port Facilities

A small boat harbor and dock complex has been in the works for over twenty years. Finally, in 2012, the Chignik small boat harbor was ready for use. The harbor is 12–17 feet deep at low tide and can accommodate over 40 vessels. But with the harbor at full capacity, designs are being drawn up to finish the inner components of the harbor, including at least 20 more slips, an 87' x 84' seine float, a sheet pile bulkhead dock, and a 40-ton boat lift. 

For questions about mooring space during the fall & winter months, call the City Clerk's Office at (907) 749-2280, or call the Harbormaster's Office from June to August at (907) 749-2284.

Chignik Rentals

Chignik Biltmore (above the City Office)

Five bedrooms: three single, two double (seven beds in total). Individual rooms with a shared living space, kitchen, and bathroom. All utilities included.

 Nightly rate/per bed: $135.40 (tax not included)

 Weekly rate/per bed: $600.00

 Monthly rate/per bed: $1,500.00

 *Wifi internet not included.

Duplex Left Side

Three bedrooms, fully furnished apartment.

 Monthly Rent: $1,800.00 (tax not included)

 Upon renting, the renter agrees to pay first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit of $1,000.00 for a total payment of $4,600.00.

 *Renter pays for heating fuel, propane, and electricity.

*Landlord pays for water, sewer, and waste.

Duplex Right Side

Two bedrooms, fully furnished apartment.

 Monthly Rent: $1,600.00 (tax not included)

 Upon renting, the renter agrees to pay first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit of $1,000.00 for a total payment of $4,200.00.

 *Renter pays for heating fuel, propane, and electricity.

 *Landlord pays for water, sewer, and waste.

Trailer Left Side

One bedroom with a pull-out couch in the living room; fully furnished mobile home.

 Monthly Rent: $880.00 (tax not included)

 Upon renting, the renter agrees to pay first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit of $500.00 for a total payment of $2,260.00.

 *Renter pays for heating fuel, propane, and electricity.

 *Landlord pays for water, sewer, and waste.

Trailer Right Side

Two bedrooms; fully furnished mobile home

 Monthly Rent: $990.00 (tax not included)

 Upon renting, the renter agrees to pay first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit of $1,000.00 for a total payment of $2,980.00.

 *Renter pays for heating fuel, propane, and electricity.

 *Landlord pays for water, sewer, and waste.

VPSO Apartment

One private bedroom, one semi-private bed, and one bed in an open living space (three total). Partially furnished apartment.

 Monthly Rent: $1,200.00 (tax not included)

 Upon renting, the renter agrees to pay first month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit of $1,000.00 for a total payment of $3,400.

 *Renter pays for heating fuel and electricity.

 *Landlord pays for water, sewer, and waste.

Call the City Clerk's Office at (907) 749-2280 for more information and to check availability!

Community Bulletin Board

Employment Opportunities

Applications can be filled out at any time and kept on file for temporary positions that may come up.

The City of Chignik Has Several Job openings!

Please click on the links for full job descriptions.

Open until filled

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Open until filled

VPSO POSITION AVAILABLE IN CHIGNIK BAY.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Carla Akelkok at:

cakelkok@bbna.com ​or call (907) 842-6315.