by Phillip Manning ~ June 30th, 2014
A Mat-Su Borough official says that his office has received the draft of the state-funded assessment of the Talkeetna Sewer and Water System. Terry Dolan, Director of Public Works for the borough, says that the report arrived while he was on leave last week. Dolan says there are two documents, one each for the sewer and water system. He says the total page count is somewhere around 500. Terry Dolan says he and other borough staff will be reviewing the draft report to ensure that it covers all of the areas requested. Of particular interest to many, including Dolan, is the financial analysis. The Talkeetna system is currently operating at a significant deficit, and one aspect that the contractor, CRW Enigneering Group, is tasked to look into is potential rate structures. The document is not yet publicly available, but CRW has said they do plan to present the findings of the assessment to the community in the form of a public meeting.