Summary of Differences between Title 43, and Former Title 27 Subdivisions
At the request of the public, industry, borough officials and staff, the attached documents have been prepared to offer a summary and clarification on the differences between the newly adopted Title 43 Subdivisions (Ordinance 11-072, adopted April 17, 2012) and former Title 27.
The following documents are included in this summary:
Should you have questions regarding this summary, please contact the planning department at 745-9822.
WHAT WE DO
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; vacate public rights-of-way, vacation of section line easements, and right-of-way acquisitions.
Platting staff processes applications and prepares recommendations for subdivisions, right-of-way vacations, public use easements, right-of-way acquisition plats and provides staff support to the Platting Board.
Staff works with the State of Alaska Recorders Office to facilitate recording of subdivision plats and resolutions. The State provides copies of recorded subdivision plats and file information to the public upon request.
All proposed actions that require a public hearing are acted upon by the Platting Authority, either the Platting Board or, in the case of abbreviated plats, the Platting Officer.
Platting staff reviews road names to insure road names are not duplicated in spelling or sound to avoid confusion with existing names within an established emergency service area.
The Platting office is located on the second floor of the Borough Building in Palmer.