TRAPPER CREEK COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Trapper Creek Community Center, Milepost 115.2 George Parks Highway. Turn left on E. TC Park Circle.
Teleconference: Locally dial 373-2663 / Participant Code 991090 or dial 907-622-2663 if not in local area
Regular Meeting, 6:30 PM, Thursday, April 18, 2019
- Meeting called to order 6:32 pm. Posted within fourteen days of said meeting.
- Determination of Quorum
- Board Members in Attendance: Ritenburgh, Miller, Glenka, Grelson and Morrill. Members: George Faerber, Chrystal Mayer, Jason Garrett, Tammy Morrill, Tony Jurasek. Special Guest: Borough Assembly Representative Tam Boeve
- Approval of Agenda- additions: under Committee Reports: Water Committee: Resolution 19-002, VFD: Resolution 19-003
- Reading and approval of Regular March Meeting minutes
- Borough Assembly Report:
Tam Boeve, District 7: Borough Assembly report given. Mill rate will probably go up due to State budget cuts. New taxes are being discussed.
There will be several upcoming budget meetings around the Borough. Budget Hearing Thursday, May 2, 6pm, at the Willow Community Center, food will be available.
Natural Resource Management (NRM) issues: booklet due to be updated (Spruce beetle kill, etc.). Open House Presentation will be on from Monday, 5:30-7:30pm at the Talkeetna Library. Documents are available online for review. Time still remaining for public comment
- Treasurer’s Report:
March activity: None. Dividends: Checking .13, Savings .01. Checking: $2,977.32, Savings: $25.40 = $3,002.72
- Revenue Sharing/CAP Grant Project Updates:
- TCCSA Operating – $10,000.00. Current activity: $2,518.65. Total Spent: $9,136.46. $863.54 remaining
- Upper Susitna Food Pantry – $2,900.00. Current activity: $181.24. Balance: $1.53. Served 45 families, 105 people, and 22 seniors. Weekend Brown Bag served 15 students per week. 88 Spring Break food bags were distributed. An increase to 13 students enrolled in the Winter Supplemental Nutrition Program (an extra food box during the winter). This program ended at the end of March. Searching for additional funding to extend this program through May.
The Senior Pass Program had 18 seniors enrolled. It is for extremely low income seniors to use the food pantry twice a month, as well as a visit to Cubby’s, and the bank. Possibly will add Wednesdays
- Neighborhood Watch Grant-$2,941.17. March: No activity. $2,741.17 remaining. Member concerned about alleged drug transaction. A possible expenditure of funds could be well utilized for a camera.
- Committee Reports:
TCCSA Water Committee: Committee met April 8, 2019, to review the draft Business Plan. A draft resolution was prepared by Donna Lee for the water committee to edit a proposed resolution 19-002 accepting the Trapper Creek Watering Point Business Plan to be signed by TCCC on April 18, 2019 and then presented for acceptance to TCCSA on April 20, 2019. The resolution will then be incorporated into the Business Plan for finalization which is being prepared by Agnew, Beck and Summit.
MSB stated that the project is on Step 4: Borough requires prior to conveyance of the land is verification that the site is actually suitable for the project. A water test hole will be done to assure suitability. No next meeting is scheduled at this time. Updates to TCCC and the public from the water committee will continue.
Resolution 19-002: A resolution for Trapper Creek Community Council to accept the Trapper Creek watering Point Business Plan, prepared by Agnew Beck Consulting and Summit Consulting Services. Discussion ensued.
Motion: by Merrill to accept Resolution #19-002, a Resolution accepting the Trapper Creek Watering Point Business Plan. Motion seconded by Glenka. Vote: 3 in favor and l Nay. Motion carries.
Volunteer Fire Department Committee: Chrystal Mayer. Fire Danger sign has been placed on E. Petersville Road near the Parks Hwy. Trapper Creek “Telephone Tree” list updates have been completed. A name has been chosen: Trapper Creek Volunteer Fire Department (TCVFD). Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation have been completed. CAP project grant for $1,000 was submitted. MSB Resolution 19-036 “Stating Non-Objection to the Proposed Trapper Creek Volunteer Fire Service Being Created and Recognized as a Volunteer Fire Service to Provide Fire Protection in the Trapper Creek Area.” Resolution was read at TCCC April 18, 2019 meeting and will be presented to the MSB Assembly meeting May 2, 2019. Discussion ensued regarding a TCCC letter of support of MSB Resolution 19-036.
Motion by Morrill for TCCC to do a letter of support for MSB Resolution No. 19-036, to support the VFD in Trapper Creek. Motion seconded by Glenka. All in Favor: 3, Opposed: 1. Motion carries.
Letter of support via Public Comment at Borough website prior to the Borough Assembly Meeting, May 2, 2019.
X. Correspondence/Current Mail: All mail was previously emailed to the membership and/or posted at the TC Post Office.
- Public Forum: None
- Unfinished Business:
- Mat-Su Community Councils for Public Safety (MSCCPS) update: Meeting was well attended. Discussion of how communities were utilizing the grant funds. Discussion ensued of holding a Trapper Creek public meeting regarding Neighborhood Watch. Discussion of TCCC Resolution #19-003, to the Alaska State Legislature supporting the repeal of SB-91, and Recommending that the State of Alaska begin anew with criminal reform.
Motion: by Morrill to accept Resolution 19-003, to the Alaska State Legislature, supporting the repeal of SB-91, and recommending that the State of Alaska begin anew with criminal reform. Motion seconded by Glenka. All in favor: 4, Opposed: 0. Motion carries.
- FY2018 CAP/Revenue Share Funds: Project Proposal Forms reviewed to ensure program qualifications were met.
FY2018 CAP Projects submitted:
Operating Expenses for the Trapper Creek Park and Cemetery- $10,000.00 requested
Pantry Operations Support (Upper Susitna Food Pantry), $5,000.00 requested
Administrative Costs for Trapper Creek Community Council, $1,000.00
Trapper Creek Volunteer Fire Department, $1,000.00 requested
Total requested: $17,000.00, FY2018 Funds available: $15,789.00
Project community voting will begin Monday, April 22, through Saturday, May11, 2019 at the Library. A CAP Project Talley Committee has been formed. Funded project list will be read at the Thursday, May 16, 2019 regular TCCC meeting
- Date for Neighborhood Watch Grant public meeting: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1pm at the Trapper Creek Community building.
- New Business: None.
- Date of next meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 pm.
XV. Meeting adjourned at 8:44pm
(Minutes taken by Council Secretary, Janet Grelson)