The review of community council boundaries is required by Borough Code. The goal in the review of the community council boundaries is to ensure that all properties located within the Core Area are represented by a community council; and that the boundaries are contiguous, thus removing "holes" within the Core Area.
The proposed changes to the core area community council boundaries that were adopted by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly in April, 2019, are incorporated in this Slider Map!
The Story Map provides an interactive tool to see maps and the story of the Core Area Community Council Boundaries and the adopted proposed changes.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly adopted the Community Council boundary changes in the core area. The affected community councils are listed below. You can link to the community council page by clicking on the link:
These changes will provide every resident within the core area a greater opportunity for participation in Borough activities within their community. During this process, every property was either added to a new community council or remained in their existing council An informational letter will be mailed out by May 31st to the residents in the core area that are now within a new community council. The community council maps have been updated on the borough website - you can find al community council maps here.
Residents of two inactive community councils have requested procedures to reactivate and a resident of the Greater Palmer Community Council has requested procedures to activate a community council.
The Tanaina Community Council's first organizational meeting for reactivation is scheduled for June 7, 2019 5:00-6:00pm in the small resource room of the Wasilla Library.
Should you have any further questions regarding the boundary change or activation process of community councils, please contact the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Division.
Eileen Probasco, Planning & Land Use Director
Chris Cole, Planner II