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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS All meetings of recognized boards, committees, and commissions of the Borough are open to the public and are held at Borough offices, 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer, AK, unless specified otherwise. Three or more Assembly Members may be present at advertised public meetings of federal, state, and local governments or other entities. Meetings are scheduled as follows: BOARD Assembly Regular Meeting Talkeetna Sewer & Water SSA Board of Supervisors Emergency Medical Services Board

DATE 12/03/13 12/04/13 12/04/13

TIME 6:00 pm 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

MSB Fish & Wildlife Commission Special Meeting Re: Fish & Game CANCELLED Platting Board Big Lake RSA Board of Supervisors Port Commission


6:00 pm

12/05/13 12/05/13 12/09/13

8:30 am 6:00 pm 3:00 pm

Animal Care & Regulation Board West Lakes FSA Board of Supervisors

12/09/13 12/09/13

5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Wasilla-Lakes FSA Board of Supervisors


7:00 pm

Enhanced 911 Advisory Board


9:00 am

Wastewater & Septage Advisory Board CANCELLED MSB 8.32 Review Commission (Energy Policy)

12/10/13 12/10/13

2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Joint Assembly/ RESCHEDULED TO 01/09/14 School Board Meeting Abbreviated Plat Talkeetna Sewer & Water SSA Board of Supervisors Tall Tower Advisory Committee


6:00 pm

12/11/13 12/11/13 12/11/13

8:30 am 3:00 pm 7:00 pm

MSB Fish & Wildlife Commission Historical Preservation Commission Greater Willow RSA Board of Supervisors CANCELLED

12/12/13 12/12/13 12/12/13

6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm

Greater Talkeetna RSA Board of Supervisors Willow FSA Board of Supervisors Joint Assembly/State Legislative Delegation Work Session

12/12/13 7:00 pm 12/12/13 7:00 pm 12/13/13 12:00 pm

Planning Commission 12/16/13 Greater Palmer Consolidated FSA Board of Supervisors 12/17/13 Assembly Regular Meeting 12/17/13

6:00 pm 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

LOCATION Assembly Chambers Talkeetna Public Safety Building Cottonwood Public Safety Building, Station 6-5 Central Mat-Su Public Safety Building, Station 6-1 Assembly Chambers Big Lake Library Central Mat-Su Public Safety Building, Station 6-1 Assembly Chambers West Lakes Public Safety Building, Station 7-3 Central Mat-Su Public Safety Building, Station 6-1 Cottonwood Public Safety Building, Station 6-5 New Horizons Telecom Administration Departments Conference Room (2nd Floor) Assembly Chambers

MATANUSKA-SUSITNA BOROUGH ABBREVIATED PLATS DECEMBER 11, 2013 RITA M. MARTINEK (owners/petitioners): The request is to subdivide a portion of the SW ¼ NE ¼ of Section 27 (Tax Parcel A004), into two new lots to be known as MARTINEK ACRES, containing 3.51 acres +/-. Access is provided from E. Dancer Circle and S. Bodenburg Loop. Located within SE ¼ SW ¼ NE ¼ Sec 27, T17N, R02E, S.M. AK., lying south west of E. Dancer Circle – S. Bodenburg Loop intersection. Community Council Area: Butte Assembly District: #1: Jim Sykes The Abbreviated Plat Public hearing will convene at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, in Conference Room 110 of the Dorothy Swanda Jones Building, 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, Alaska. The public is invited to attend and participate. Written testimony will be accepted if received prior to the hearing. Please Mail to: Paul Hulbert, Platting Officer, MSB Platting Division, 350 E Dahlia Ave, Palmer, AK 99645 or FAX 861-8407 (Phone 907-861-7874). In order to be eligible to file an appeal from a decision of the Platting Officer, a person must be designated an interested party pursuant to MSB 15.39.010. An interested party means (a) the applicant before the Platting Officer; or (b) any person affected by the decision who appeared before the Platting Officer and made oral or written presentation. The procedures governing appeals to the Platting Board are contained in MSB 43.35.003, which is available on the borough Internet home page (, in the Borough Clerk’s office, or at various libraries within the borough. Publish: December 3, 2013


Conference Room #110 Talkeetna Public Safety Building Cottonwood Public Safety Building, Station 6-5 Assembly Chambers Conference Room #119 Willow Haven Senior Housing Common Room Talkeetna Public Safety Building Willow Public Safety Building Legislation Information Office, 600 E. Railroad Avenue Suite 1, Wasilla Assembly Chambers Palmer Fire Training Center Assembly Chambers

If you would like further information on any of these meetings or are interested in serving on any of the advisory boards, please call the Borough Clerk’s Office at 861-8683, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Borough Website is: Disabled persons needing reasonable accommodation in order to participate at a Borough Board/Commission meeting should contact the Borough ADA Coordinator at 861-8432 at least one week in advance of the meeting.

Different rules apply in different parts of the borough. Important information: maps, codes, forms and applications are available on the Borough website or contact The Permit Center at 907-861-7822 or email

DID YOU KNOW . . . There are required SETBACKS in the borough? SETBACKS FOR STRUCTURES ARE: 10 feet from a property line, 25 feet from a Right-Of-Way or Public Use Easement, and 75 feet from any water body. Docks, piers, marinas, aircraft hangars and boathouses may be located closer than 75 feet and over the water, provided they are not used for habitation and do not contain sanitary or petroleum fuel storage facilities. Structures permitted over water under this subsection shall conform to all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations.

The Planning Team meetings scheduled are: (Planning teams consist of Planning staff and members of the public who are appointed by the Planning Commission to work on community comprehensive plans and special land use districts, and community planning meetings.) Fishhook Comprehensive Plan, Planning Team Meeting


7:00 pm

Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church

The Community Council meetings scheduled are: (Community Councils are not agencies or subgroups of the Borough) Fishhook Community Council General Meeting Susitna Community Council Lake Louise Non-Profit Corporation

12/05/13 12/05/13 12/08/13

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 am

Big Lake Community Council Butte Community Council Chickaloon Community Council Meadow Lakes Community Council

12/11/13 12/11/13 12/11/13 12/11/13

7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Point MacKenzie Community Council


7:00 pm


Violating these setbacks may make financing your property (buying or selling) difficult, and could be expensive to correct after you build.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Public Skate Schedule

Fishhook Public Safety Building Upper Susitna Senior Center Matthews Public Safety Building, Station 1-5 Lakeshore Studio Butte Community Center Chickaloon Community Center Meadow Lakes Senior Housing Complex, Birch Creek Villas Art & Boots Scates Public Safety Building, Station 6-4

Publish: December 3, 2013

BRETT MEMORIAL ICE ARENA 746 East Bogard Rd . Wasilla . Alaska . 99654 376-9261

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays Saturdays & Sundays2:00 — 3:30 pm

SERVICES: • Ice Skating Lessons • Birthday Parties • Skate Sharpening • Skate Maintenance • Freestyle • Public Hockey • Punchcards FEES:


6 - Adult $5.00 • 5 & Under / Seniors $4.00 Families (four members) $15.00 Skate Rental $3.00 • each additional $3.00

Don’t Be A Bench Warmer!

Did you know...? Within the borough, no person shall own any dog or cat over the age of six months without registering each dog or cat. (MSB 24.10.010)

Get Hot! Work-Out On ice! Get in Shape while the Kids Skate!

What have you got to lose? Do it! Think of what you win . . .

The borough animal care and regulation shelter can register your dog or cat for only $15 if the animal is spayed/neutered or $30 if the animal is not spayed/neutered.


The registration is good for three years.

LAP SKATE AVAILABLE Lap Skate $2.00 per Session • With Skate Rental $4.00 This program does not include instruction. All lap skaters must stay on the perimeter.

If you have any questions please call the Animal Care and Regulation Shelter at 746-5500.

Larry DeVilbiss, Mayor 745-9682

Jim Sykes, #1 354-6962

12:30 — 2:30 pm

Call 376-9261 For Times! Be Active!

Matthew Beck, #2 355-3223

Ronald Arvin, #3 373-6685

Steve Colligan, #4 373-1502

Darcie K. Salmon, #5 232-8080

Jim Colver, #6 746-5300

To see a complete listing of all boards and commissions, please go to and scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on membership.

Vern Halter, #7 355-1328

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