Talkeetna Community Council Inc.

Board of directors vacancy:

Talkeetna Community Council Inc. announces that nominations to fill a vacancy on our board of directors are being accepted now through 
Wednesday, November 29, with the position to be filled at our Dec 4 regular monthly meeting.  All residents of legal voting age whose primary residence is within the Talkeetna Community Council Inc. boundaries are eligible to serve.

The successful nominee will serve from December 4 through early November 2018, and may stand for reelection to a full term in the Fall of 2018.

If you would like to nominate a candidate or volunteer yourself, please download a declaration of candidacy form and send the completed to form to us at contact@talkeetnacouncil.org


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

2017 TCCI meetings will be held at 7:00 pm at the Talkeetna Library on the following dates:

Monday December 4 2017

All 2017 Agenda, Correspondence and Minutes


Quick links:

Alaska Rail Road - Proposed Industrial Site in East Talkeetna

TCCI + MatSu calendar

Ridge Trail - Trail Development Plan  - FINAL (TCCI approved)

Revenue Sharing application FY16



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: 
Tuesday May 23 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: 

Oct 18 2017, Dec 19 2017

Meeting agenda, package, minutes.

All things Ridge Trail 2016-2017
See the Ridge Trail - Trail Development Plan - FINAL - TCCI


The Talkeetna Recycling Works Committee  will be meeting on:

the last Tuesday of the every month 6:30PM  @ the Roadhouse 




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 Inc. Call to action and meeting procedures:

Call to action

Community members, committees, and guests may ask the council board to take action on any issue of importance to them.

Ways to ask for action:

        • Request that an item be placed on the agenda

        • Request to be a person to be heard

        • Request that a committee address an item


Requests for action by the council should follow these guidelines:

        • Describe issue

        • Provide background info/data

        • Describe how the issue directly impacts the Talkeetna Community Council area

        • Provide evidence of broad community support

        • Describe proposed action and desired outcome

        • Provide information on any deadlines by which action must be taken


Possible outcomes are as follows:

        • Board vote on proposed action

        • Referral to a committee

        • Deferral to the next month’s meeting

        • Call for a community-wide vote on a major issue if the board is not comfortable making a decision.

        • No action


Agenda

        • Members, committees, and guests desiring an item to appear on the agenda should present it to the council before 5PM on the Thursday before the meeting. 
          This may be done by contacting TCCI by email, mail or phone.

        • An item presented after 5PM the Thursday before the meeting but before the adoption of the agenda at the meeting should be sponsored by a board member. 
          The board member can make a motion to add the item to the agenda. A majority vote will add the item to the agenda. 
          Sponsorship should be arranged by contacting a board member directly.

        • Adding an item to the agenda after the agenda is adopted requires a motion by a board member and will be added after a 2/3 majority vote.


Persons to be heard

        • Anyone can address the board and assembled community members with any concern he/she may have.

        • Members and guests can request in advance to be on the agenda as a person to be heard, or sign in at the beginning of the meeting.

        • Time limit of about 3 minutes. Questions will be allowed, but no discussion. If immediate action is desired, any board member can ask
          for a vote of the board to add the item to the current agenda.

        • 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.


Committees

        • Present issues to a committee by following that committee’s guidelines.

Please send your email to contact@talkeetnacouncil.org, mail to our post office box 608 or contact one of the board members directly.







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.