Sometimes the issues brought before the Talkeetna Community Council are controversial and require a lot of discussion. Three of the Council’s monthly meetings this year have stretched toward the late hours of the day while deliberating some of these issues, so the Council has resolved to schedule a special meeting to develop a consistent way to handle potentially divisive requests from community members.
Code-compliance disputes between neighboring land-owners, a request to support an exemption from the Historic District zoning ordinances, and a request to declare Talkeetna a Purple-Heart City are three topics brought before the council that could have implications for the whole community. Unsure of how to fairly make a decision on individual requests that would set a good precedent, Council chairman Cary Birdsall proposed scheduling a special meeting to develop a way to deal with these issues. (more…)