Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Community Development

The mission of the Community Development Department is to manage borough-owned land for economic and community development; to generate revenue through the use and sale of borough-owned land and resources; and provide library services, community enrichment classes and activities, and recreational services to enrich the lives of our community.

Contacts


Eric Phillips, Community Development Director
Phone: (907) 861-8631

Land Management

The Land & Resource Management Division has two main functions. Under Land and Resource Sales, Borough owned properties conveyed from the State of Alaska as Municipal Entitlement Lands, acquired through tax special assessment foreclosure, purchase, exchange or donation are used to generate revenue through sales, leases, and permits. Tax- and LID-foreclosed properties are sold and put back on the tax roll. In addition to offering land for sale, Land Management permits a variety of uses on borough-owned land, such as sites for tourism activities, float plane tie-downs, industrial and commercial staging areas, campsites and access to remote cabins.

Under Resource Management we recommend the highest and best use for borough-owned land and manage land that has been retained for continued borough ownership to provide sites for public facilities.

These include the reservation and dedication, in conjunction with the Division of Recreational Services, management, maintenance of recreational trails, public use lands such as parks, greenbelts, and public facilities. Marketing and selling material (sand, gravel and peat), timber, and other renewable resources is also provided.

In addition, large economic development projects such as the ski area at Hatcher Pass and port development at Port MacKenzie are managed and developed.

Contacts


Phone: (907) 861-7869
Fax: (907) 861-8635
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Land Management Forms

Business or Non-Profit Lease Application
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Business or Non-Profit Permit Application
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Individual Application for Use
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Land Purchase Application
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Nomination for Disposal of Borough Own...
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Documents

Five Year Timber Harvest Schedule
Land Management Documents
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Deshka River Recreation Management Plan
Periodic Timber Harvest Implementation Schedule
Natural Resource Management Units

Recreational Services

Recreational Services provides indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, programs, services, and facilities to enrich the lives of the Mat-Su residents and visitors.

Library Services continues to enrich and help with the education of Mat-Su residents and visitors. The Borough operates public libraries that are located in the communities of Big Lake, Sutton, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, and Willow. Additionally, the cities of Palmer and Wasilla each have their own public library.

The Community Enrichment Program offers classes and activities for all age groups in various communities. These programs are aimed toward the recreation and educational needs of each community.

Contacts


Phone: (907) 861-8578
Fax: (907) 861-8635
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Palmer Pool Forms

Long term Pool Rental Form
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Palmer Pool Short Term Rental Form
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Library Forms

Library Facility Use Permit
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Library Card Application
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Rec Services Forms

Gym Use Permit - Short Term
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2016 Annual Day Use Trailhead Parking ...
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Long term Pool Rental Form
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Long Term Gym Rental Form
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TULIP Insurance Form
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