Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Community Development

VISION STATEMENT:
The MSB Community Development Department will be a highly responsive resource for Borough citizens, Assembly, Administration and other Borough departments while providing solid stewardship of public land and resources as well as high quality recreational opportunities and library services for all Borough residents.

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Land and Resources Management Division will provide a nexus for economic development while responsibly managing the Borough’s land, resources and assets. The Recreation and Library Services Division creates Community through People, Parks, Trails, Facilities, Programs and Opportunities.

Contacts

Eric Phillips, Community Development Director Phone: (907) 861-8634

Land Management

Under Land and Resource Sales, Borough-owned properties are conveyed from the State of Alaska as Municipal Entitlement Lands, through tax special assessment foreclosure, purchase, exchange, or donation. Those properties are then 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, as well the management and maintenance of recreational trails and public use lands such as parks, greenbelts, and public facilities.

The marketing and selling of material (sand, gravel and peat), timber, and other renewable resources are 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 Land Purchase Application
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Commercial Lease Application
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Commercial Permit Application
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Nomination for Disposition of Borough Lands
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Non-commercial Lease, Use or Purchase Application
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Land Management Articles

Land Management Documents

TS36 Preliminary Results
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TS36 Final Results
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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

Facility Use Request - Long Term Rental
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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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Articles

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Facilities

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Rec Services Forms

Facility Use Request - Long Term Rental
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Long Term Gym Rental Form
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Gym Key Form
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Palmer Pool Short Term Rental Form
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Trail Volunteer Application Form
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