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Army Corps of Engineers offers permit assistance Thursdays in Palmer

Public NoticesPeople planning construction projects this summer may need a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. Consultations are available on Thursdays at the Mat-Su Borough Permit Center in Palmer.

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Public Notices: Fish Creek Conservation Area Dog Mushing Trails

Public NoticesType: Conservation Easement Land Use Notice

The Matanuska Susitna Borough Fish Creek Conservation Area dog mushing trails located South of Gonder Road near Big Lake are open for dog mushing and other non-motorized recreational use until further notice.

If you have any questions please call Ray Nix at MSB Land & Resource Management Division at 861-7863.

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Department of Public Safety Advisory Scam Alert

Public NoticesAlaska State Troopers are advising area residents, especially the elderly, to be wary of people seeking personal information by phone. Troopers recently took a report of a caller harassing an elderly victim in the Bristol Bay Region, where the caller targets the elderly seeking personal and credit card information. This particular caller became verbally vulgar and abusive to the victim. When receiving such calls demanding personal or financial information, it is strongly recommended that you first request the caller’s full name, contact information, to include telephone number, and employer. Then hang up.

Do NOT give out personal information to callers you don't know. Only give out information if you initiate the call and you are certain about the number you called (remember, some scammers will give you a false customer service number that will lead you to their scam partner).

NEVER pay money to get a "free" prize or gift. If it sounds too good to be true, it ALWAYS is.

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Public Notices > 2017 Parks Hwy Milepost 92 PUFA

Public NoticesThe Parks Highway Mile 92 Personal Use Area will be open to harvesting of mixed saw timber. Live standing spruce saw timber must be greater than 9” diameter at breast height (dbh) and live standing birch saw timber must be greater than 11" dbh to be harvested during this offering. All dead down and dead standing timber may also be harvested. All timber is available on a first come first served basis beginning Thursday, January 19, 2017. The harvest area is located east of the Parks Highway at approximately Mile 92.2. Harvesting is not allowed outside the flagged area marked on the ground.

A $25 permit is required and may be obtained from the Land & Resource Management Division between the hours of 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri. beginning Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Mat-Su Borough Administration Building, located at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer; and at the Talkeetna Library located at 23151 S. Talkeetna Road in Talkeetna. Please contact the library at 861-7645 for their hours/days of operation.

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Public Notices > 2017 Point MacKenzie Alsop North PUFA

Public NoticesThe Point MacKenzie Alsop North Personal Use Area for mixed sawtimber is available on a first come first served basis beginning Tuesday, January 17, 2017. A $25 permit is required and may be obtained from the Land & Resource Management Division between the hours of 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri., at the Mat-Su Borough Administration Building, located at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer.

The permit must be in your possession during the removal of wood from the site. The cost for each cord of wood is $25 with a maximum of TEN cords per household per year from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The cost of saw timber is $1.75 per lineal foot.

The permit will expire after all available wood has been removed but no later than December 31, 2017. Please call the Land & Resource Management Division at 861-7869 if you have any questions.

Location: 21601 W Alsop Road.

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ADA-09152 Proposal to Lease State Airport Land at Big Lake Airport

Public NoticesThe Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities proposes to lease Lot 7, Block 300, consisting of approximately 31,500 square feet (ADA-09152), at the Big Lake Airport for twenty-five (25) years. Applicant: Bickford Family Trust. Annual rent: $2,047.50. Authorized uses: Aeronautical – Construction and maintenance of a hangar for aircraft storage and maintenance; construction of approximately 1,000’ access road; aircraft fueling; aircraft tie-downs; and vehicle parking.

Competing applications or written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m., January 9, 2017, after which the Department will determine whether or not to execute the lease. The Department’s decision will be sent only to persons who submit written comment or objection or a competing application to the Department, at the address and by the date and time specified in this notice, and include their return address. Information is available from Kimber Amundson, Aviation Leasing, Anchorage Office, PO Box 196900, Anchorage, Alaska 99519, (907) 269-0739. Anyone needing hearing impaired accommodation may call TDD (907) 269-0473.

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Up to $445,000 in Alaska Clean Water Actions Grants Available

Public NoticesUp to $445,000 may be available for clean water projects through the Alaska Clean Water Actions (ACWA) grants from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The ACWA grant program is operated by DEC, along with the Departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Game, and directs federal pass through funds to local communities and citizens groups for projects that monitor, protect, and restore Alaska’s high priority water bodies.

“Our annual grant program is one important way we work with local entities to improve water quality throughout the state,” said Michelle Hale, DEC’s Director of Division of Water. “We feel fortunate that this year’s grants include new funds provided by the federal government to promote sewage pumpouts in harbors. We have also worked this year to reduce the burden of preparing the application. We hope that our streamlining efforts will make the process easier for everyone.”

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Public Safety Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Neuman

Public NoticesSubmitted by Rep. Mark Neuman

Join Rep. Mark Neuman and Rep-Elect Sullivan Leonard at a Town Hall Public Safety Meeting on Wednesday Jan 4th 2017 6-8:30 pm at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla.

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Don’t Drive Impaired This Holiday Season

Public NoticesMost everyone is in a festive mood. Even Grinches still tend to partake in the merrymaking of large gatherings. As the holiday parties get into full swing keep in mind a plan to get home safe and sound. To help remind you to not drive impaired, the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers, inspired by Rudolph’s red nose, will attempt to stand out by being visible out on the highways (with lights and sirens if we have to). The high visibility enforcement effort, which started Dec. 14 and lasts until the early morning hours of Jan. 2 of the new year, is to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they revel in Holiday cheer.

The Department of Public Safety realizes that alcohol is a part of many festivities this time of year. If you plan on partaking, don’t drive. (♫ You may get pulled over by a trooper ♪ driving home from a friend’s house on Christmas Eve ♫). Please have a plan in place to not drive impaired. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign is done annually around the holidays to encourage the motoring public to keep safety in mind and to prevent this time of year from turning tragic.

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Public Notices > 2016 Susitna Parkway II PUFA

Public NoticesThe Susitna Parkway II Personal Use Firewood Harvest Area is open. This area is located adjacent to West Susitna Parkway. Access is from the Parks Highway, Big Lake Road, South Big Lake Road and West Susitna Parkway. Access and removal is permitted 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. These restrictions will be strictly enforced.

A $25 permit is required and may be obtained from the Land & Resource Management Division between the hours of 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri. at the Mat-Su Borough Administration Building, located at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer. Please be prepared to provide the year, make, and model and license number of all motorized vehicle or trailers to be used while harvesting the timber.

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