This story has been updated to better reflect the Mat-Su Borough’s role in the float plane lease program on Christiansen Lake.
On Monday, the Talkeetna Community Council board of directors held its regular monthly meeting. Most of the discussion centered around float planes on Christiansen Lake, but other topics got attention as well, including flood mitigation and nuisance beavers.
On the issue of flooding, the board noted on Monday that the process of including East Talkeetna in the Talkeetna Flood Service Area is making progress. Currently, all of Talkeetna east of the railroad tracks is not covered under the Mat-Su Borough’s flood service area. That means that the borough cannot currently allocate funds or conduct any work on flood control in the area. The issue is in the hands of the borough clerk, and will ultimately require a vote by all residents of both East Talkeetna and the current flood service area. (more…)