Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Planning & Land Use

 

 

The Planning & Land Use Department is responsible for managing land use in the Mat-Su Borough through permitting, code enforcement, platting, and zoning.

 

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Contacts

Karol Riese, Planning & Land Use Department Administrative Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-7822
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Alex Strawn, Planning & Land Use Director
Phone: (907) 861-7822
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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

Jason Ortiz,  Development Services Manager
Phone: (907) 861-7822
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Theresa Taranto, Development Services Administrative Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-7822
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Code Enforcement

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) 861-7822
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Permitting

The Permit Center assists 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
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Jennifer Monnin, Permit Technician
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Andy Dean, Right-Of-Way Coordinator
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Land Use Regulations & Long-Range Planning

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

Maija DiSalvo,  Division Administrative Specialist
Phone: (907) 861-7865
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Kim Sollien, Planning Services Manager
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

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