Monthly Archives: April 2015

Trapper Creek Gravel ? Interim Materials District

An application for an Interim Materials District (IMD) has been submitted to extract up to 1,000,000 cubic yards of material, over a 10 year period, within a 22-acre site. The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on this request on June 15, 2015.

Return written comments by May 20, 2014.? Thank you for your review. If we do not receive comments from you we will assume you have no objections to the proposed project.


Mark Whisenhunt, CFM

Planner II

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Office: (907) 861-8527


Trapper Creek Gravel ? Interim Materials District

An application for an Interim Materials District (IMD) has been submitted for the extraction of up to 1,000,000 cubic yards of material over a 10 year period, within a 22-acre site.


22347 S. Watkins Road; MSB Tax ID# 26N05W20B008; within Township 26 North, Range 5 West, Section 20, Seward Meridian


Kristie Parsons (dba Trapper Creek Gravel)

Public Hearing:

The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning this application on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Borough assembly chambers at 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, Alaska.

The application materials may also be reviewed in the Borough Permit Center. If you have questions or want to submit comments, please contact Mark Whisenhunt at 861-8527 or email: ??Comments may also be faxed to 861-7876 or mailed to MSB Development Services Division, 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, AK 99645.


Bridge Replacement- Montana & Sheep Creeks

Parks Highway Bridge Replacement Logo


Notice of Public Open House

When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 6-8pm

Where: Su-Valley Jr/Sr High School,?42728 S Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) has assumed the responsibilities of the Federal Highway Administration under Section 326 of amended Chapter 3 of Title 23, United States Code (23 U.S.C. 326), and is soliciting comments and information on a proposal to replace the Parks Highway bridges crossing Sheep Creek (Milepost [MP] 88) and Montana Creek (MP 96). The proposed project is located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, south of Talkeetna, Alaska.

The purpose of the project is to maintain a safe corridor along the Parks Highway, where two bridges have been identified as having structural deficiencies requiring full replacement. The proposed work would construct new bridges, either at or adjacent to their current locations. This project would include in-water activities, pile driving, utility relocation, and constructing temporary or permanent approaches and access to the main highway. Pedestrian facilities across, to, and along the streams may need to be reconfigured or reconstructed, but access would be maintained or improved. Access would also be maintained as practicable during construction. Construction is anticipated to begin Winter 2016 and be largely complete by Winter 2017.

This proposed project will comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; Executive Orders: 11990 (Wetlands Protection), 11988 (Floodplain Protection), 12898 (Environmental Justice); the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, and U.S. DOT Act Section 4(f).


To ensure that DOT&PF has identified key issues and that your concerns and ideas are considered, please send written comments to the following address by May 22, 2015.

Brian Elliott, Regional Environmental Manager

DOT&PF Preliminary Design & Environmental

P.O. Box 196900

Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6900

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Sean Baski, P.E., Project Manager, at 269-0547 or Kathy Shea, Environmental Impact Analyst, at 269-0530. Watch for the website launch:


Meeting Minutes 4/16/2015


Regular Meeting??????????? 6:30 PM??????????? Thursday, April 16, 2015


I.???????? Meeting called to order 6:43 pm.

II.??????? Board Members in Attendance: Miller, Glenka, Kolbeck and Grelson. Members Present: Lon McCullough, Rick Ernst, Lynn Moore, Randy Crosby, Lon McCullough, Shawn Stankowitz, JP Glenka, George and Kay Faerber, Earl Boone, Kristie Parsons, Jim Schorr and Duronda Twigg. Political Officials Vern Halter, Assembly; Randall Kolwalke, Assembly Candidate; and Mayor Larry DeVilbiss in attendance.

III.?????? Minutes were read. Correction to minutes discussed as not acceptable because no motion was made regarding accusation of complaint. Minutes approved.

IV.????? Assembly Report: 1) Spoke to Eric Phillips re the Double Vault toilet. Eric said can convert money to new building CIP project as needed but need a plan for use of the money. It will take legislation before Assembly to do that, so would like to get this done this spring so you can complete your project this summer. 2) Full Assembly Budget Cycle meeting at Willow Community Center on May 7th at 6 pm. Encourage attendance.

V.?????? TCCSA CIP Report: $32,343.30 Remaining. Consider bidding out entire project instead of individual jobs.

VI.????? RSA 30 Report: No representative was present, although Assemblyman spoke about the Mat-Su contractor facing safety, and wage citations over troubled salmon project on Oilwell Road.

VII.???? Treasurer?s Report: Checking $236.44 & Savings: $25.24

VIII.??? Revenue Sharing Project Updates:

A.??????????? FY2012

1.???????????? Oral History ? $951.84 Remaining

2.???????????? TCCC Costs ? $1.35 Remaining

B.??????????? FY2013

1.???????????? TCCSA Operating ? $1,154.34 Remaining

2.???????????? TCCSA Conex ? $1,500 Remaining

  1. TCCSA Tools – $26.95 Remaining

IX.????? Current mail was read

X.?????? Public Forum:

A.?????? Petition to Trapper Creek Community Council accepted. Date and time of general meeting to be scheduled once Council collectively reviews their schedules. Notice to be posted 7 days prior.

XI.????? Unfinished Business:

  1. All applications for FY2014 Revenue Share were found to meet the requirements and will move on to the community voting process.
    1. Timeline overview

XII.???? New Business:

A.??????????? Spring Clean-Up date set for May 16 & 17 and picnic at park 5 pm on May 17th.

XIII.??? Date of next meeting scheduled for May 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

XIV.?? Meeting adjourned at 8:02 pm

(Minutes taken by Council Treasurer, Levi Miller)


Approved: ?????? _______________________________

Chairperson????? ?????????????????????? Date


Secretary????????????????????????????????? Date


Trapper Creek Community Council meets at the Trapper Creek Community Center

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

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

Meeting Agenda 4/16/2015

Trapper Creek Community Council


?Regular Meeting?????? 6:30 PM????????? Thursday, April 16, 2015


I.??????? Call to Order

II.??????? Determination of Quorum

III.??????? Minutes of Preceding Meeting

IV.??????? Borough Assembly Report

V.??????? TCCSA CIP Report

VI.??????? RSA 30 Report

VII.??????? Treasurer Report

VIII.??????? Revenue Share Reports

  1. FY2012
    1. Oral History
    2. Council Operating Costs
  2. FY2013
    1. TCCSA Operating Expenses
    2. TCCSA Conex Container
    3. TCCSA Tools & Implements

IX.??????? Correspondence / Current Mail

X.??????? Public Forum

XI.??????? Unfinished Business

A.??????????? Applications for FY2014 Revenue Share due 4/16/15

XII.??????? New Business

  1. Spring Community Clean-Up
  2. Timeline

XIII.??????? Date of next meeting

XIV.??????? Adjournment


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

Community Park Building

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

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