UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Big Lake Community Council Board Meeting
When Tue, August 22, 7pm
Where Big Lake Family Restaurant
Big Lake RSA
When: Mon, September 11, 6:30pm
Where: Big Lake Lions Recreation Center
Big Lake Community Council
When: Tue, September 12, 7pm
Where: Big Lake Lions Club
Big Lake Community Council Board Meeting
When: Tue, September 26, 7pm
Where: Big Lake Family Restaurant
Big Lake Community Council meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 pm, meeting at the Lions Club 2nd floor.
Beaver Meadows Status Update
Sep 16, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
For those who were present at the August 8 Big Lake Community Council meeting and are aware of BLCC Resolution 23-02 requesting extended community comment period for the DNR proposed land sale in the Big Lake area (Beaver Meadows Subdivision), the attached file is the response to BLCC Resolution 23-02 and individual resident comments, that arrived today from Terry Hess, who spoke at the August 8 BLCC general membership meeting and met a second time with members of the community last week (Tuesday, August 22).
At this point BLCC wishes to make sure all community members are aware. Next steps will need to be determined.
Please plan (if able) to attend the next scheduled BLCC general membership meeting on September 12, 2023 - Big Lake Lions Club, 7:00pm.
As always, if you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please let me know, and I will make adjustments promptly.
Big Lake Community Council - Interim Secretary
Public Notice > MSB007980 South Burma 2023 Salvage Timber Sale
Notice Type Public Notice
Land & Resource Management Division is proposing an over-the-counter salvage timber sale on Borough owned parcel tax ID 16N04W03C003. This parcel is located south of Big Lake and W. Susitna Parkway, just west of South Burma Road.
Forest management activities will focus on approximately 24 acres targeting the removal of over-mature white birch and small amounts of beetle-killed spruce.
Access to the designated harvest area will be through a forest access trail from South Burma Rd on Borough owned parcels 16N04W02C005 and 16N04W02C006.
Tree species composition is highly comprised of over-mature white birch with minor components of white spruce and quaking aspen. An overstory removal is the recommended treatment, salvaging the declining white birch and dead spruce. This treatment aims to facilitate natural regeneration of hardwoods and promote the release of residual live spruce trees in both the understory and midstory. An estimated volume of 250 cords of timber is expected to be extracted from the 24-acre timber harvest area.
Supporting material is available for public inspection during normal business hours on the 2nd floor of the Borough Building in the Land & Resource Management office or visit the Public Notice Section on the Borough’s web page, www.matsugov.us. Public comment is invited on this request. If you have any comments please mail or deliver them to the Borough offices at the address indicated above, no later than August 28, 2023. If you have questions about this request call Emerson Krueger at 907-861-7867 between 8 am - 5 pm or you can send an e-mail to: LMB@matsugov.us (refer to MSB007980 South Burma 2023 Salvage Timber Sale when submitting comments).
Voter Registration Contacts
Alaska State Division of Elections
North Fork Professional Bldg. B, Suite 102
1700 E. Bogard Road
Are you registered to vote?
In order for your vote to be counted for any regular Borough election, you MUST be registered 30-days prior to the election. Updates to your voter registration also fall under this deadline. Please register to vote or update your voter information prior to the deadline to be eligible to vote or have your vote count.
The deadline to qualify to vote in the 2023 Regular Borough Election will be Sunday, October 8, 2023.
You can update or register to vote online or print a Voter Registration Application from the Alaska State Division of Elections at www.elections.alaska.gov or you may register to vote at Alaska State Division of Elections office or the Borough Clerk's office. Voter registration applications are also available at the City Clerk's Offices in Houston, Palmer, and Wasilla.
A person may vote in a Borough election only if the person:
is qualified to vote in State elections under AS 15.05.010;
has been a resident of the Borough for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
is registered to vote in State elections at a residence address within the Borough at least 30 days before the Borough election at which the person seeks to vote;and
is not disqualified under Article V of the State Constitution.
Contact the Borough Clerk's Office at (907)861-8683, with questions you may have.
Big Lake Community Council Planning meeting is 2 weeks following, Tuesday @ 6 pm at the Family Restaurant downtown Big Lake.
Always check for changes, Holidays or Unspecified Cancelled meetings
All the Latest
Elodea Rodeo in Big Lake
07.21.2023 12 Noon
Presentation on Elodea in Big Lake
Big Lake Community Council provides CO Detectors to our Community
15 June 2022
Thank you Big Lake Community Council for the grant to Horseshoe Lake Firewise! Cathi Kramer delivered 75 CO Alarms today!
It is through these types of generous donations that we can continue offering this lifesaving service to the community. These donations save community members that most likely would not be able to install alarms themselves.
Fire Chief, West Lakes Fire Department
AKDOT Invites You to an Open House: Vine and Hollywood Projects
January 1, 2020
Vine and Hollywood Projects Open House #1
Join the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities at this public open house to learn more about the three projects occurring on Vine and Hollywood Roads. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to the project team.
The open house materials will be posted on the project website after the open house for those who can't make it. For more details, and to sign up for email updates and submit comments: visit https://vineandhollywood.com/
When: June 16 2022, 5-7 P. M.
Where: Goose Bay Elementary, 6400 W. Hollywood Road.
Proposed West Susitna Access Road
19 Feb 2022
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) in coordination with the Matanuska- Susitna Borough (MSB) is working to determine the feasibility of a multi-use, public access road from the Point MacKenzie area to a state mining district containing oil and gas deposits, coal, gold, copper, silver, and platinum in the Alaska Range.
Build approximately 100 miles of new gravel road
Build 156 known water crossings
Borough project website: https://west-susitna-access.matsugov.us
AIDEA project website: https://www.aidea.org/Programs/Project-Development/AIDEA-Projects
Final Design & Construction Estimate: $300 Million to $400 Million
Funding Source: To be determined
Permitting & Engineering (AIDEA): 2022-2027
Proposed Construction: 2028
Camden Yehle, Yehle & Associates
Public Involvement Lead, 907-346-0506,
SPOTLIGHT ON SPEAKERS
More Information about Speakers at the Big Lake Community Council Meetings.
Will also have presentations from local YMCA and Ken Walsh Road Updates
MICHELLE OVERSTREET EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MY HOUSE
Michelle Overstreet Executive Director
Our Vision is to End Homelessness…
with a mission for all youth experiencing homelessness, and youth at risk of becoming homeless, are empowered to be contributing, self-supporting members of their community. We provide safe shelter and wrap-around services for youth with a hand-up not a hand-out philosophy.
If you are age 14-24 and homeless or at risk for being homeless, come on by or call us at 373-4357 (HELP). Our Gathering Grounds Café is open from 7 am-5 pm, and Case Management is available from 8 am-5 pm.
We offer a hot supper from 3-4 pm every day for any homeless youth age 14-24 who are hungry. This is available to both clients and non-clients with no strings attached. It is staffed by volunteers who both cook and join clients for a meal, visiting and sharing.
Tyler Healy Director Youth 360 believes that every young person needs
A community where compassion and generosity is valued and all individuals and families thrive.
To mobilize and empower the caring community of the Mat-Su, while improving the self-reliance of individual’s lives in measurable and lasting ways.
Sheila Pontier is the Founder and Executive Director of Alaska Potbelly Pig Rescue Inc., https://akpotbellypig.org/
Opening Rescue Facility in Big Lake Area.
JEFF ANTILL SR.
Jeff Antill Sr. from the Big Lake Neighborhood Closet.
The Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership would like to host a Community Volunteer Planting Day at Fish Creek Park on Saturday, June 4th.
The Mat-Su Basin Salmon Habitat Partnership formed in 2005 to bring together local communities, non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies, and residents who share a common vision of thriving fish populations, healthy habitats, and vital communities in the Mat-Su Basin. The Mat-Su Salmon Partnership is a collaborative effort with a focus on a bottom-up, locally driven, voluntary and non-regulatory effort to help accomplish its goals (https://www.matsusalmon.org/).
The goal of the Community Planting Day is to improve salmon habitat and public spaces. We plan on planting a variety of plants, including trees, shrubs, and flowers that will help strengthen the banks along Fish Creek, create sources of food inputs for fish, provide shade to park users, and help beautify the park space.