Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Planning Department

The Planning department is responsible for services including protecting historic properties, assisting in permitting needs, providing code compliance information, supporting environmental services, long range planning, and subdivision of land.

Contacts


Eileen Probasco, Planning and Land Use Director
Phone: (907) 861-8501
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Cultural Resources

The responsibilities of the Cultural Resources Section are to protect historic properties and to help stimulate or encourage local economies through historic preservation. This is done through a variety of ways including: assuring compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act; increasing awareness of cultural resources when land uses and economic development are being considered; maintaining a Certified Local Government status; working with the state on their Overall Comprehensive Preservation Plan; incorporating the Borough's plan with the state and federal plan; and working with other divisions and departments to promote and protect cultural resources. Other responsibilities include working with museums, historical societies and native groups to ensure Borough-wide historical data is being accurately disseminated to the public.

Contacts


Vacant, Cultural Resources Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-7859
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Development Services

One-Stop-Shop for all your permitting needs. Development Services assists the public in determining permitting needs; manages all driveway access onto borough roads; processes all utility, encroachment, construction and other Right-of-Way permits; and manages development in rights-of way and easements.

Contacts


Alex Strawn, Development Services Manager
Phone: (907) 861-7822
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Theresa Taranto, Development Services Administrative Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-7574
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Code Compliance


  • The Code Compliance Division provides services for the administration and enforcement of ordinances, regulations, and the flood damage prevention program.

  • Conducts disaster mitigation/response planning and coordinates the in-house review of private and public agency projects for compliance with related plans, ordinances and policies.

  • Assists in development of new and revised plans and ordinances and conducts full code compliance activities in all areas of the Borough except the cities of Palmer, Wasilla and Houston.

  • Provides public information and education on Matanuska Susitna Borough ordinances.

  • Conducts field inspections, investigates violations and takes appropriate action to gain compliance.

  • In fulfilling our responsibilities we work with other borough departments as well as state and federal agencies.

  • We provide support related to land use code compliance to citizen groups, community councils, incorporated cities, advisory boards, the planning commission and the assembly.

Contacts


Theresa Taranto, Development Services Administrative Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-8574
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Permit Center

The Permit Center is a one stop shop for all your permitting needs. We assist the public in determining permitting needs and obtaining permits for most Borough development activities.

We manage all driveway access onto borough roads, process all utility, encroachment, construction and other Right-of-Way permits, and manage development in rights-of way and easements.

Contacts


Permit Center
Phone: (907) 861-7822
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Michelle Olsen, Permit Technician
Phone (907) 861-7871
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VickieLee Fenster, Permit Technician
Phone: (907) 861-8507
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Andy Dean, Right-Of-Way Coordinator
Phone: (907) 861-7803
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Environmental Services

The Environmental Services Division works with volunteers, residents, agencies, and other governments to monitor and assess the Borough's environmental resources.

We develop management plans regarding Mat-Su environmental resources and provide information and recommendations to Borough administration and decision-making bodies to sustain and protect the quality of Mat-Su’s environmental resources.

Contacts


Frankie Barker, Environmental Planner II
Phone: (907) 861-8439
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Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for developing long range plans including land use, transportation, and public facilities plans; plans concerning the development and growth of the Borough; and the development of the capital improvement program. In addition, the Planning Division assists with the development of regulations and other means of implementing adopted plans, and acts as liaison with other public agencies relating to land use planning. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the division works with citizen groups, community councils, incorporated cities, advisory boards, the planning commission, and the assembly.

Contacts


Lauren Driscoll,
Chief of Planning
Phone: (907) 861-7855
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Sara Jansen,
Planner II
Phone: (907) 861-7865
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Pam Graham,
Grants & Projects
Phone: (907) 861-8525
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Josh Allen, Planner II
Phone: (907) 861-8514
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Platting

The Platting Division oversees the subdivision of land within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Division staff assists the public in understanding and complying with the subdivision requirements specified by state and borough regulations. This involves the review of proposals to subdivide land; dedicate public use easements; and vacate public rights-of-way. Staff works with the State Recorders Office to facilitate recording of subdivision plats and resolutions. They provide copies of recorded subdivision plats and file information to the public upon request. In addition, the division is responsible for contract administration for the survey of Borough Municipal Entitled Lands.

Contacts


Paul Hulbert, Platting Officer
Phone: (907) 861-7874
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