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Minutes of Council Meeting: 11-15-12

Trapper Creek Community Council

General Meeting

November 15, 2012



Meeting called to order 6:30 pm


Board members in attendance:? Leo, Glenka, Miller, Kolbeck.? Also in attendance were Vern Halter, Lon McCullough, Charlie Hill, Jennifer Stankowitz, and Vicki Watson.


October minutes read and approved.


Assembly Report: ?Vern Halter addressed a multi-family ordinance coming up.


Treasurer?s Report: ?Checking: $3,670.82; Savings: $25.14; Total: $3,695.96


TCCSA Report: Lon McCullough addressed the ongoing establishment of the new modular building.


Revenue Sharing Project Updates:


  • Shed?complete
  • Welcome sign?still has temporary bracing until spring


  • Free Box – temporarily in new modular building
  • Interior of Building – hopefully done this winter
  • Playground Equipment – on hold until spring
  • YCC – they still have monies for snow removal
  • Council Admin Funds – $87.51


Current mail was read.


Public Forum:

  • Arthur Mannix addressed the desire for the Susitna Valley High School wood boiler project to have the Boro Parks Highway Natural Resource Management Unit, which borders downtown Trapper Creek, be set aside exclusively for wood boiler timber extraction.


Unfinished Business:

  • Current Revenue Sharing proposal grantees were announced, based on community voting as follows:
  1. Tractor for the Park received the most votes and was approved by Council
  2. Website for the Community Council to archive and distribute information received the second most votes and was approved by Council
  3. A second sign for the northern entry to Trapper Creek received the third most votes and was approved by Council
  4. Sunshine Transit received few community votes and was not approved by Council
  • TC Park Circle & Request for Road Names is still being researched.



New Business:

  • Public Comment re MSB006743 Timber Sale & Forest Education Improvement Study, i.e. Wood?fired Boiler Project at Su Valley was submitted 11/18 as follows:
    • ?The Trapper Creek Community Council supports the designation of the Parks Hwy and Rabideux Creek NRMUs as dedicated to the Susitna Valley High School wood boiler and silviculture project, but with these important caveats:

      1) The community of Trapper Creek through its Community Council requests participation in all decisions about Parks Hwy NRMU forestry cuts. Since northern areas of the Parks Hwy NRMU encroach directly on local residences and businesses, this request underscores one of the fundamental intents of the Parks Hwy NRMU designation: local control of the resource for local benefit. Therefore we anticipate working directly with all entities involved in the decision-making about forest harvests in the Trapper Creek area, particularly the Parks Hwy and Rabideux NRMUs.

      2) The Parks Hwy NRMU should be managed to allow for Trapper Creek personal use firewood harvests in addition to wood-boiler harvests.

      3) As our prior comments on Boro timber plans have consistently stated, the economic future of Trapper Creek is in recreation and tourism, not in logging. We remain adamantly opposed to large-scale commercial timber cuts such as would result for wood-pellet extraction.

      4) We suggest that the Sheep Creek NRMU be more fully explored as a potential area for wood-boiler timber.

      Thank you for your consideration of our comments.


Date of next meeting scheduled for December 20 at 6:30 pm.


Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm


(Minutes taken by Council Secretary, Levi Miller)




Agenda for Council Meeting: 11-15-12


Community Park Building

Trapper Creek Community Council



Regular Meeting 6:30 PM November 15, 2012




  • Call to Order Rick
  • Determination of Quorum Rick
  • Read & Approval of? Minutes ? October 18, 2012 Levi
  • Assembly Report Vern
  • Officers Reports
    • Treasurer Paula
    • TCCSA November Report, CIP (PO #2013-00001091) Modular Building Lon
      • Revenue Sharing Project Committee Progress Reports
        • FY2009
          • Shed Lon
    • FY2010
      • Free Room Lon
      • Interior of Building Lon
      • Playground Equipment Lon
      • Welcome Sign Paula
      • Youth Conservation Paula
      • Council Administration Funds Paula
  • Correspondence/Current Mail Levi
    • Amendment to FY2009 Revenue Share funds to December 2013
    • Amendment of FY2010 Revenue Share funds to December 2013
    • Borough letter re: 2013 Council meeting dates, time and location to be reported to Borough
    • MSB recruiting Emergency Medical Responders (paid training begins January 2013)
    • Susitna-Watana Hydro Project ? Study Plan Development
  • Public Forum
    • Arthur Mannix re: Wood-fired Boiler Project at Su-Valley High Arthur
  • Unfinished Business
    • FY11/12 Project Proposal Determination All
    • TC Park Circle & Request for Road Names All
  • New Business
    • Public Comment re: MSB006743 Timber Sale & Forest Education Improvement Study, i.e. Wood-fired Boiler Project at Su-Valley High All
  • Date of next meeting Rick
  • Adjournment Rick


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