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Public Notices > Ficklin Pit Earth Materials Extraction Permit

Public NoticesThe Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received an application for an Administrative Permit for earth materials extraction under MSB 17.30.030(A)(1). The site is located at 20806 W. Fox Loop, Big Lake (MSB Tax ID# 6265B02L003 & 6265B02L004); within Township 16N, Range 04 West, Section 03, Seward Meridian. The Administrative Permit is for two years to allow the extraction of 6,000 to 9,000 cubic yards in the first year in Phase II, and 10,000 to 15,000 cubic yards during the second year for Phase I.

The plan of operation is seasonal typically running from April to November. The total area of activity will occur on two adjoining lots in Robertson Acres on Lot 3 consisting of 5.81 acres, and Lot 4 consisting of 2.19 acres. The total acreage of the combined lots is 8 acres with 5.29 scheduled to be mined.

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Five Year Timber Harvest Schedule 2017-2021

Public NoticesSuggested by a Big Lake Community Council Member

Pursuant to MSB Code 23.20.090, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Borough), Land and Resource Management Division, is providing a draft of the 2017-2021 Five Year Timber Harvest Schedule (Schedule) for public review and comment. Links to the Schedule are available on the Boroughs Public Notice page at http://www.matsugov.us/index.php/public-notices and on the Borough's Resource Sales page at http://www.matsugov.us/CommunityDevelopment/timber-sales.

Copies of the Schedule are being sent to all affected Community Councils, and all Borough Assembly Members. Written public comments are due no later than May 26, 2017. After review of the written public comments, including any changes that are addressed as a result of the comments received; the final draft Schedule and written public comments will be forwarded to the Borough Planning Commission and Assembly for their consideration.

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Big Lake Airport Master Plan – Public Meeting No. 2

Public Noticesvia Email

Project: Big Lake Airport Master Plan – Public Meeting No. 2

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 P.M., 7:30 P.M. - Presentation

Where: Big Lake Recreation Center - 2942 S Lions Ct, Wasilla, AK 99654

This second public open house will provide the public and stakeholders with preliminary airport development alternatives for review.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is completing the Big Lake Airport Master Plan, with the help of DOWL, an airport planning firm. The Master Plan will map out a 20-year plan for airport development.

Airport users, neighbors and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the planning process. Members of the project team will be available to provide information. Comments received during the meeting will be considered in the Master Plan. All future communications for this project will be via email.

For more information on the Master Plan process, visit project website: www.biglakeairportmasterplan.com.

To submit a comment to the project team, email: biglakeairportmasterplan@dowl.com.

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Public Notice - Acquisition, Big Lake

Public NoticesSubmitted by a Reader

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB), Land & Resource Management Division, proposes to acquire Government Lot 16 (MSB Tax #17N04W27C020) from the Mental Health Trust Land Office (MHTLO) for purpose of retaining the parcel for public use. The parcel has been used for many years as a connector for the Big Lake Trail system (aka ice road) between Flat Lake and Mirror Lake. The channel between the two lakes rarely freezes; therefore, the trail has traversed across uplands owned by MHTLO. The Trust Office proposes to sell the parcel under competitive bid which could cut off access and the borough proposes to purchase the land for its assessed value in order to ensure public access and use in perpetuity.

Supporting material is available for public inspection during normal business hours on the 2nd floor of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough building in the Land Management Division, 350 E. Dahlia Ave, Palmer, AK 99645 or visit the Public Notice Section on the borough’s web page www.matsugov.us. Public comment is invited on this request. If you have any comments please mail or deliver them to the borough offices no later than April 30, 2017. If you have questions about this request: call Nancy Cameron at 861-7848 between 8:00-5:00, or you can send an e-mail to: LMB@matsugov.us (PLEASE REFER TO MSB007257 / MENTAL HEALTH LAND ACQ, WHEN SUBMITTING COMMENTS).

Source and More Information: https://www.matsugov.us/publicnotice/public-notice-acquisition

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Assembly bans trapping in 8 parks

Public Noticesby Patty Sullivan, MSB

The Assembly amended the ordinance that prohibits trapping on Borough lands tonight and then passed it again. Assembly Member Randall Kowalke made three amendments.

The amended list of borough-owned land that prohibits trapping is:

• Crevasse Moraine

• Lazy Mountain Recreation Area

• Matanuska River Park

• Alcantra Athletic Complex

• West Bodenburg Butte

• Jordan Lake Park in Big Lake

Removed from the list were two parks owned by the State: Reflections Lake and Matanuska Lake.

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Central Landfill and Transfer Stations Closed on Monday, March 27, 2017 in observance of Seward's Day

Public NoticesThe Matanuska-Susitna Borough Central Landfill located at 1201 N. 49th State Street in Palmer and all Borough Transfer Stations will be closed on Monday, March 27 th 2017 in observance of Seward’s Day. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact Central Landfill during business hours 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday at 861-7603.
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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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