Talkeetna Community Council Inc.

Meetings (every first Monday of the month (except in Sept., or as noted)):

2016 TCCI meetings will be held at 7:00 pm at the Talkeetna Library on the following dates:

Monday, March 6 2017
Monday April 3 2017
Monday May 1 2017
Monday June 5 2017
Monday July 3 2017
Monday August 7 2017
Monday September 4 2017
Monday October 2 2017
Monday November 6 2017
Monday December 4 2017

Feb 6 Agenda

Feb 6 Correspondence + package


Quick links:

TCCI + MatSu calendar

Ridge Trail - Trail Development Plan - DRAFT

All things Airport 2016-2017 

Boundary Committee

Chase parking lot proposal


Committee meetings:

Talkeetna Skatepark Committee will be meeting on: 
Thursday Feb 9 at 6:15 PM, Talkeetna Elementary School Library


Main Street Townsite SPUD committee will be meeting on: 
Wednesday Feb 22 at 7:00 PM, Talkeetna Public Library

Last meeting notes.


Talkeetna Parks Advisory Committee will be meeting at 7PM at the library (unless otherwise noted) on: 

Feb 21 2017, Apr 18 2017, Jun 20 2017, Aug 15 2017, Oct 17 2017, Dec 19 2017

Meeting agenda, package, minutes.

All things Ridge Trail 2016-2017
See the Ridge Trail - Trail Development Plan - Draft


The Talkeetna Recycling Works Committee  will be meeting on:

the last Tuesday of the month 7PM  @ the Roadhouse 

Last meeting notes.


The Riverfront Safe Access Committee will be meeting on:
Monday, February 13th at 6:30 pm @ the Roadhouse

Last meeting notes.


The Chase Parking Lot Expansion Committee will be meeting on:
Wednesday, February 22 at 5PM @ the Library



Talkeetna Community Council Inc.:

Talkeetna is a census-designated place, it is unincorporated. An unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, Talkeetna is governed by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough instead. Talkeetna has a Community Council which provides the residents of Talkeetna a platform for input and participation in their local government and affairs. The Talkeetna Community Council weights these inputs against the law (SPUD), the Talkeetna guidelines (Comprehensive Plan and Management Plans) and the community consensus (TCCI meetings) and advises the MatSu Borough accordingly. 

From the bylawsThe purposes of the TCCI are civic, namely: To provide a direct and continuous means of participation in local government and affairs as authorized by and defined in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Code MSB 2.76, and to provide for implementation of the goals of the Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan.

The Talkeetna Community Council has several standing sub-committees: Revenue Sharing Committee, Talkeetna Parks Advisory Committee (TPAC), Talkeetna Recycling Works, Play ground Committee, Skate Park Committee. Temporary sub-committees are formed and dissolved when subjects ask for more time then available within the regular TCCI meetings. 

The TCCI has besides the bylaws, several procedures

Every October there is a Board of Directors election. Interested candidates can fill out a Declaration of Candidacy form when interested to serve on the board.



Talkeetna guidelines and laws:

Talkeetna Special Land Use District (SPUD): Talkeetna has a Special Land Use District commonly known as the SPUD. The SPUD is an enforceable set of rules under the Borough's jurisdiction. The SPUD document can be found on the SPUD page.

Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan: The Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan is a compilation of information, projections, and policies which is intended as a general guide for the development of our community. The intent of the comprehensive plan is to articulate the local population's expectations and public interest as they relate to community development so that future community growth can be consistent with these desires. 

Alaska state statue and Matanuska-Susitna Borough code require comprehensive planning. Once comprehensive plans are adopted, they become instrumental in influencing public and private policy decisions. The Comprehensive Plan can be found on the Comprehensive Plan page.

Talkeetna Parks and Lakes Management Plans: Management Plan supersede the recommendations of the Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan. Lake Management plans are most often requested by front property owners because increase development or the provision of new public access brings about increased lake and river usage and corresponding increase in user conflict. The management plans can be found in the Management Plans folder.

Historical Design Guidelines: The Historical District Design Guidelines provides guidelines for those who want to build, modify or develop in a way that will preserve the historical nature of Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna. It can be found on the Historic District page.



Talkeetna Community Council meeting guidelines:

Call to Action:
Community members can ask the Council to take action on an issue of importance to them. The following is a list of guidelines the council currently employs:

CONSIDERATIONS 

  • Describe issue.  
  • Provide background info/data, describe pros and cons.   
  • Evidence of broad community support. 
  • How does the issue directly impact the Talkeetna Community Council area?
  • Feasibility
  • Describe proposed action/outcome. 
  • Deadlines?
POSSIBLE OUTCOMES  
  • Motion to action/rejection or defer to other resources.
  • Decision postponed: Incomplete application/needs more information.
  • Community-wide vote if the Council is not comfortable making a decision
Please send your email to contact@talkeetnacouncil.org or contact one of the board membersdirectly.

Meeting Procedures: 
Meeting procedure are as follows: 

Persons to be heard: Time limit of about 3 minutes. Questions will be allowed, but no discussion. If a motion is desired, the issue can be moved to new or unfinished business.

Guests and members who need more time can request in advance a longer time period for a presentation. Unless they are time-sensitive, such presentations will be limited to one per meeting.





Talkeetna Community Council Inc. 
P.O. Box 608
Talkeetna, AK 99676

 




This website was created by the Talkeetna Community Council Inc. for the purpose of providing a convenient location for interested persons to find information and documents pertaining to the community of Talkeetna.