Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Planning

VISION STATEMENT:
The Planning Department will support the public and the borough's departments in facilitating public engagement, assisting in strategic community and organizational planning, and develop local policies to support the goals and objectives of the borough.

MISSION STATEMENT:
Building quality communities

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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Development Services

The Development Services Division develops, administers, and enforces Borough code.  The Permit Center processes a variety of development permits including permits for various land uses, construction within rights-of-way, floodplain development permits, and conditional use permits.  The Code Compliance Section enforces violations of Borough code.

Contacts

Alex Strawn, Development Services Manager
Phone: (907) 861-7822
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Theresa Taranto, Development Services Administrative Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-8574
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Development Services Forms

Variance Application MSB 17.65
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Temporary Noise Permit
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Tall Structure Application Form
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Special Event Permit
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Single Family Residential Land Use Nonconforming Structure or Use Application
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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. We conduct field inspections, investigate violations and takes appropriate action to gain compliance. And Finally we provide public information and education on Borough ordinances.

Contacts

Theresa Taranto, Development Services Administrative Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-8574
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Code Compliance Forms

Complaint Form - General
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Complaint Form - ROW
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Articles

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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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Jennifer Monnin, Permit Technician
Phone: (907) 861-8507
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Andy Dean, Right-Of-Way Coordinator
Phone: (907) 861-7803
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Permit Center Forms

Complaint Form - General
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Marijuana Related Facility CUP
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Complaint Form - ROW
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Conditional Use Permit Alcoholic Beverage Uses
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Earth Material Extraction in Water Table
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Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for developing long range land use, transportation and public facilities plans which concern the development and growth of the Borough. The Division also provides information and management plans on Mat-Su environmental resources and provides information and recommendations to policy makers on ways to sustain and protect the quality of Mat-Su’s environmental resources. It is responsible for the annual capital improvement program. The Borough’s Certified Local Government status with the State Historic Preservation Office is maintained by the group. The Planning Division assists with the development of regulations and methods of implementing adopted plans and acts as liaison with other public agencies relating to these types of planning. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the division works with citizens, community councils, incorporated cities, advisory boards, the planning commission, and the assembly.

Contacts

Jessica Smith, Planning Services Manager
Phone: (907) 861-8514
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Karol Riese, Administrative Specialist,
Phone: (907) 861-8556
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Brianne Blackburn, Environmental Planner III
Phone: (907) 861-8439
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Ben Coleman, Planner II
Phone: (907) 861-7865
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Christopher Cole, Planner II
Phone: (907) 861-7855
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Pam Graham, Planner I
Phone: (907) 861-8525
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Ted Eischeid, Planner II
Phone: (907) 861-8606
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Adam Bradway, Planner I
Phone (907) 861-8608
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Plans

Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan
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Petersville Road Corridor Management Plan
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Fish and Numbered Lakes LMP
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Core Area Comprehensive Plan
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City of Palmer Comprehensive Plan
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Studies

Earth Economics Mat-Su Basin 2013
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Contribution of Land Conservation/Residential Property Values
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Contribution of Ecosystem Svcs/Residential Property Values
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Earth Economics Mat-Su Parks ROI
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Mat-Su 2050 Fact Sheet
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Boards

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

Fred Wagner, Platting Officer
Phone: (907) 861-7874
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Platting Forms

Application for 40-Acre Exemption
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Application for Public Use Easement
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Application for Final Plat
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Application for Preliminary Plat
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Application for Variance
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