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Community Matters

OR 22-131 Ordinance Public Hearing  An Ordinance Amending MSB 17.30, Conditional Use Permit For Earth Materials Extraction Activities, To Allow For An Exemption Of 10,000 Cubic Yards Annually Without A Permit.

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Big Lake Community Council

When: Tue, March 14, 7pm

Where: Big Lake Lions Club

Agenda for this meeting (PDF).

Big Lake Community Council meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 pm, meeting at the Lions Club 2nd floor.

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

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All the Latest

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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. 

Thank you! 

Tawnya Hightower

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

When: June 16 2022, 5-7 P. M.

Where: Goose Bay Elementary, 6400 W. Hollywood Road.


Proposed West Susitna Access Road

19 Feb 2022

Project Overview

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:

AIDEA project website:

Final Design & Construction Estimate: $300 Million to $400 Million

Funding Source: To be determined


Permitting & Engineering (AIDEA): 2022-2027

Proposed Construction: 2028

Contact Us

Camden Yehle, Yehle & Associates

Public Involvement Lead, 907-346-0506,


**Tasty Treat Member Appreciation Events Update**

13 Sept 2022

**Tasty Treat Member Appreciation Events Update**

Greetings! Unfortunately The Original Gourmet Ice Cream Bar will be unable to make it to our member appreciation events next week BUT we've lined up another delicious local option: Sweetie Pie Fried Pies! Choose from four delicious flavors and grab some MEA swag, too! We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, September 13th, Big Lake 

Join us, along with Sweetie Pie Fried Pies, for some yummy treats as we say THANK YOU to our MEA co-op members in the Big Lake area. MEA members can get a free fried pie and other swag from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Big Lake Lions Club parking lot at 2942 S Lions Ct.

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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 

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.

Youth 360

Tyler Healy Director Youth 360 believes that every young person needs 

Our Vision

A community where compassion and generosity is valued and all individuals and families thrive.

Our Mission

 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.,

Opening Rescue Facility in Big Lake Area.


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 (

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. 

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