Voters in the Mat Su Borough will have a tower ballot measure on the October 4th ballot. The Mat Su Borough Assembly was split in their decision to ask the voting public whether the communication towers in the Borough should have a different setback than currently. (more…)
The Talkeetna Community Council has received the capital list for work that is scheduled to be completed in three Borough parks in the Talkeetna area.
Originally, James King, the Community Development director at the Mat Su Borough, said that a large sum of money was slated to be spent at Christenson Lake, Talkeetna Lakes and downtown Talkeenta Village Park. However, that sum is less than half of what he estimated. Instead of $390,000 dollars, the total line item for the three parks is about $170,000. Deshka River, Meadow Lakes and Willow also will receive substantial improvements bringing the Borough wide amount to two hundred and ninety thousand dollars. (more…)
RESTORATION IN PROGRESS – The YCC, US Fish & Wildlife, AK Dept F&G, Mat Su Borough and the USSWCD work to repair salmon habitat along Sunshine Creek.
Sunshine Creek, north of Talkeetna, is a popular location for anglers at this time of year. The Creek has seen severe stream bank deterioration over the past few years. This week, over a dozen youth from the Upper Valley, ages 14 to 17, are working to improve the salmon habitat in the area. Sue Deyoe visited the work project and has this story:
KTNA’s morning news, weather forecasts, Denali echos, announcements for June 16th. Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Congressional delegation releases disclosure forms; ADFG orders closure of Little Su; Talkeetna parks get an facelift; Trapper Creek Elementary School roof repairs on way to completion. 16 min.
A few weeks ago, the Mat Su Borough Assembly passed their 2012 budget. The mayor had his turn at vetos and the Assembly came back with their overrides. One item that stayed out of the budget is information technology. Upper Valley residents will have to wait another year to see if improved access to Borough meetings will happen.
The Talkeetna Community Council meeting became slightly heated Monday night after a brief report from Talkeetna Sewer and Water Board chairman Jim Kellard. Borough Assemblyman Vern Halter asked why the utility board had not come to a decision on a rate increase that had been proposed, even after 4 months of discussion. (more…)
After hours of deliberations in three different public meetings, the Mat Su Borough Assembly passed their 2012 budget. The mayor then came in with his vetos and the Assembly hit back with veto overrides. Sue Deyoe has more on the process and the final budget:
The Alaska Legislature finally adjourned late Saturday evening. Governor Sean Parnell received a capital budget for 2012 that totals $3.2 Billion.
This year’s regular 90-day session was immediately followed by a 27- day special session that involved a number of disputes about energy projects and coastal zone management. In the end, the Coastal Zone Management plan was not reauthorized. (more…)
An Alaska Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered the promoter of the Trapper Creek Bluegrass festivals to follow Mat Su Borough regulations on outdoor gatherings.
The Borough Attorney says the action came about because of citizen complaints. Complaints on the two separate festivals started in 2006. (more…)