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Meeting Minutes 6/28/2015


Community Park Building

Milepost 115.2 George Parks Highway, turn left on TC Park Circle

General/Special Meeting            6:30 PM

Thursday, June 28, 2015


I.         Meeting called to order 6:39 pm.

II.        Board Members in Attendance: Miller, Grelson Kolbeck and Glenka. Members present: Shawn and Jennifer Stankowitz, Randolph Killian, John Glenka, Klaus Lerch, Martin and Diane Bee, Laura DeRungs, Ken and Peggy Marsh, Angela Parsons, Lon McCullough and Kristie Parsons.

III.       Agenda approved. Parsons objects to two Council members not stepping aside due to their being somewhat closely tied to the issue.

IV.      Public Forum: Open discussion on the proposed gravel pit issue.


Parsons previous practices

Road access

Hours of operation

Noise pollution

Proper engineering

Potential of expansion of operation (Rock Crusher and Asphalt Plant)

Water contamination

Crossing of the stream

Wetland crossing at the existing ADL (secondary access)

The effect on local business and property values

What will happen to the over burden

Access road being close to the stream

Development of the lot closer to the road


Straw poll of gravel pit opposition: 8 opposed to pit, 3 in favor of pit, 2 abstained

Discussion of the talking points that will be brought forth by a Council representative as public comment to the Borough at the Planning meeting July 6th in Palmer.

Motion by Grelson to accept the talking points discussed at the meeting, seconded by Diane Bee. Motion passed unanimously.

V.       Meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm

(Minutes taken by Council Secretary, Levi Miller)


Trapper Creek Community Council

PO Box 13021, Trapper Creek, AK 99683-0321 (907) 733-7370 Teleconference

Special Meeting Agenda 6/28/2015

Trapper Creek Community Council


Special Meeting        6:30 PM          Sunday, June 28, 2015


I.        Call to Order

II.        Determination of Quorum

III.        Business: Discuss proposed gravel pit by Kristie Parsons

IV.        Date of next meeting

V.        Adjournment


(This agenda subject to modifications according to need of the public and its members)


Trapper Creek Community Center

Milepost 115.2 George Parks Highway, turn left on E. TC Park Circle

PO Box 13021, Trapper Creek, AK 99683-0321; Teleconference (907) 733-7370


Community Meeting Integrating Alaska Knowledge with Global LNG Experience

You are invited to attend a community meeting regarding the
Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project.
Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a brief Project update including information about the 2015 field season. Alaska LNG team members will be onsite until 8:00 p.m. to discuss the Project and listen to your comments. Refreshments will be provided.
Talkeetna Community Meeting Date: Monday, June 1, 2015
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Upper Susitna Senior Center 16463 Helena Ave., Talkeetna, AK
Trapper Creek Community Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Trapper Creek Community Center Mile 115.2 Parks Highway, Trapper Creek, AK
Wasilla-Palmer Community Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Mat-Su Community College 8295 College Dr., Palmer, AK
Houston-Big Lake Community Meeting Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Houston Middle School 12801 Hawk Lane, Houston, AK
For more information call (855) 550-5445 or visit
Fueling Alaska’s Future

LNG Project Community Meeting

The Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project is inviting the community of Trapper Creek to attend a community meeting on June 2, 2015 to learn more about the project and 2015 Field Work. Members of the Alaska LNG team will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

Please plan to attend the open house any time between 6 and 8 PM.  Refreshments will be provided.  The meeting will be held at the Trapper Creek Community Center, Mile 115.2 Parks Highway.  We look forward to seeing you there and discussing the project.

For more information please call 1 (855) 550-5445 or visit

The meeting flyer to follow.

Johanna Dreher, Environmental Planner


Budget Hearing in Willow


150 Attend Budget Hearing in Willow

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Friday, May 08, 2015

They flew in from Trapper Creek, drove 40 minutes from Talkeetna, and gathered in Willow, 150 or more residents, assembled to participate in the budget hearing with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly and staff last night. Key testimony centered on whether to raise the Willow fire service area mill rate to help a struggling fire department.

Property tax exemptions for up to $218,000 on a home for senior citizens and disabled veterans were a subject of budget debate. Deputy Mayor Ron Arvin said he was proud to author the legislation that put the recent disabled vet and senior exemption question on the ballot that voters approved last year. Others advocated for a three percent funding increase to the growing School District. Residents also testified on what they called unfair rate hikes for the Talkeetna Sewer & Water system.

youngresponderwebListen to the Willow meeting audio at this link in two files:

Listen to what may be Assembly Member Vern Halter’s sixth and last budget session. The Willow area Assembly Member’s term runs out in October. So too does Deputy Mayor Ron Arvin’s term. Hear Assembly Member remarks on the audio.respondersvisitingweb

The public hearing for the proposed Borough budget is closed. Assembly Members will deliberate the budget on Monday, May 11, at 6 pm in Palmer at 350 E. Dahlia Ave. Another budget meeting is set for May 13, same place, with an executive session on the M/V Susitna beginning at 6 pm.

To see budget communications between staff and Assembly Members visit the Borough Budget webpage. It’s found on the front of the website under Economy Spotlight or at this link: Budget Webpage Communications

For more information contact, Public Affairs Director Patty Sullivan, 355-0103,