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Link to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commission Agenda and E-Packet

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In an effort to be more transparent and to foster community involvement, the Planning Department will be notifying all community councils of items which are scheduled to go before the Planning Commission. Attached is the agenda for the Planning Commission’s next meeting. You can view details of the meeting and agenda items by going to https://www.matsugov.us/docs/meetings...-22-18.pdf

If you have questions about a specific item you can email questions to mary.brodigan@matsugov.us or call us at (907) 861-7851.

Mary Brodigan
Planning Commission Clerk
Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Morgan's Bluff Crime Watch

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Morgan's Bluff Subdivision Crime Watch

Attention druggies and other criminals, we are watching your activities and reporting same to the Troopers, and with each other. We're tired of you dealing drugs and entertaining criminals. Morgan's Bluff and Halston Ave. is not a friendly place for your activities. At this time the Troopers are giving you some hardship. This is just the start. We're taking back our neighborhood.

Vet Center Events and Activities

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Greetings Vet Center family!

We’d like to let you know about some of the events and activities coming up at the Wasilla Vet Center. Please see the attached flyers for:

PTSD coping skills group: Mondays from 4-6pm, starting on October 29th

Project Healing Waters Fly Tying Group: Tuesdays from 5-7pm

iRest meditation class: Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm, starting October 25th

Gaming Group: Saturdays from 2-6pm, starting on October 13th

Plus, we have Dee from the VBA here once a month to assist with benefits

We would love to have you join us for any of the groups, and as always drop in anytime for some coffee and to chat.


Cheryl L. Lundy, LCSW, BCD, CDC II

Wasilla Veterans Center Director

851 E. Westpoint Drive, Ste 102

Wasilla, AK 99654


Outdoor Shooting Range Working Group

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Dear Community Councils,

I am writing to you to let you know about Ordinance 18-086, adopted on September 4th, which established a working group to research outdoor commercial, educational , and non-profit shooting ranges. There are currently only select areas where there are any regulations for this land use and this group will advise the Assembly on possible future measures for these ranges as they are increasingly in conflict with residents. The working group will have an assortment of members with varying points of view on the issue to get the most equitable recommendations possible. There are a variety of positions on this board and we would greatly appreciate it if you would suggest this opportunity to anyone who might fill these positions well. Position descriptions and a link to the application form are below. Thank you for your help and don’t hesitate to ask any questions.


· Two representatives of commercial outdoor shooting facilities in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough

· One Senior official in law enforcement, or their designee

· One with expertise in environmental protection (preferably with knowledge of shooting related protection i.e. lead)

· One from the National Rifle Association (preferably with knowledge of shooting range design or safety)

· One from a local sport shooting or fish and game organization

· Two residents within ½ mile from an existing commercial outdoor shooting facility

· One at-large member



Adam Bradway
Matanuska-Susitna Borough : Planner I
350 E Dahlia Ave Palmer, Alaska 99645
(907) 861-8608

Big Lake Community Council Meeting 11 September 2018

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General Membership Meeting Minutes: Sept 11, 2018
1. Call to Order/Determination of Quorum
This meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm with a quorum established and board members present as follows: Sandy Baker, President--Cindy Bettine, Vice President—Diane Lada, Secretary-- Lois Parker, Member—Steven Hawk, Member.
2. Pledge of Allegiance-- group
3. Approval of Agenda—Lois moved to approve the agenda and Diane seconded.
4. Approval of Minutes –Cindy moved to approve the August 14, 2018 meeting minutes, and Diane
seconded without editions.
5. Treasurer’s Report—Yvonne shared the current budget: As of 8/15/18
a. Checking Account balance $23,880.83 (includes grant money)
6. Membership Report-- The current membership report is 58 paid members as of last month.
7. Reports—State Legislators—Assistant to Senator Wilson present for questions. Sandy spoke to Prop 1 effects. Recommended to listen to the report overview. Next Tuesday is stand for salmon update.
Assembly—Dan Mayfield is away at the joint School Board meeting tonight. Sandy noted that there is a ballot measure to change the date of the general election (Prop B3). Also investigating the options to developing a police power service area—with meetings, study groups, contractor to evaluate the need.
Along with discussions of road services with a match for subsidized development of Borough-wide
Big Lake Grade School—none tonight
Fire Service—Chief Fairchild is at the 911 ceremonies this evening.
Mid Valley Recycling-- Steven Hawk, asked what is number 2 plastic=milk cartons. Number 5 recycling items are like yogurt cartons—trying to educate the community as to what we can recycle. Especially educating our schools and utilize our grant monies to coordinate better recycling. Matsu Valley Rebuild is available and can take recycled materials to be reused for construction.
Road Service--No meeting this month due to a computer platform crash.