The Administration Division is responsible for the overall direction and management of the department. Specific responsibilities include personnel, budget preparation and oversight, grant management and special projects. The department works closely with the manager's office and other department directors in carrying out the directives of the assembly.
WHAT WE DO
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 Mat-Su Borough ordianances.
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.
The Code Compliance office is located on the second floor of the Borough Building in Palmer.
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.
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 liason 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.
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.