Talkeetna Community Council, Inc.

Hello Community Members - 

The Talkeetna Community Council is planning on having our regular monthly meeting for September on Tuesday, the 8th outdoors at the Talkeetna Public Library. Sorry about any confusion on the dates -  there is no meeting on Monday the 14th.  

Please bring your own chair & raincoat and respect social distancing guidelines. 

Please keep our community safe and we will be in contact if anything changes regarding these matters. Find the forwarded message in the bottom of this email that was sent to us by the MSB clerk regarding how you can publicly participate in the upcoming MSB Assembly meetings. 

Be well, 

TCCI Board of Directors



COVID-19



The latest press releases, video, and statements from the Office of the Governor related to the COVID-19 outbreak in Alaska.

Health mandates issued by Governor Mike Dunleavy, DHSS Commissioner Adam Crum, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink: https://gov.alaska.gov/home/covid19-healthmandates/

US Chamber of Commerce - https://www.uschamber.com/co/

US Chamber of Commerce (Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist) - https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

America’s SBDC (offering business assistance with challenges due to COVID19) - https://americassbdc.org/

SCORE (offering assistance to file for a small business loan) - https://www.score.org/coronavirus

Please email contact@talkeetnacouncil.org to add items to the calendar.


Current: Draft AgendaCorrespondence, Draft Minutes and Treasurers Report

2020 TCCI Meeting Dates:

    Meetings are open to the public and will be held on the first Monday of every month (barring holidays) 

        at 7:00 pm at the Talkeetna Library on the following dates:

                JANUARY 6

                FEBRUARY 3

                MARCH 2

                APRIL 6 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

                MAY 4 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19  

                JUNE 1 - WILL TAKE PLACE IN TKA LIBRARY PARKING LOT - BRING LAWN CHAIRS & RAINCOATS

                JULY 6 - WILL TAKE PLACE IN TKA LIBRARY PARKING LOT - BRING LAWN CHAIRS & RAINCOATS

                AUGUST 3 - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM/ATTENDANCE

                SEPTEMBER 8 (TUESDAY) - WILL TAKE PLACE IN TKA LIBRARY PARKING LOT - BRING LAWN CHAIRS & RAINCOATS

                OCTOBER 5

                NOVEMBER 2

                DECEMBER 7


2019 Agenda, Correspondence, & Minutes


Quick links:

Alaska Rail Road - Proposed Industrial Site in East Talkeetna

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

Revenue Sharing FY16 Final Report

All things Ridge Trail 2016-2017


Committee meetings:


           TPAC (Talkeetna Parks Advisory) Committee 

              TBD

           TRW (Talkeetna Recycling Works) Committee:

              TBD

           Talkeetna CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

              TBD

           Talkeetna CAP (Community Assistance Program - Revenue Sharing)

               TBD


              TBD

            ComSat Rock Quarry Committee

              TBD

            Community Watch Program

               TBD  

            Skatepark Committee:

              TBD
    
            Policies & Procedures Commitee:   

              TBD

            Elections & Nominating Committee:

                 TBD

            TCCI Bylaws Commitee:  

                 TBD
             


Talkeetna Community Council Inc.:

Talkeetna is a census-designated place and 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 weighs these inputs against the law (SPUD), the Talkeetna guidelines (Comprehensive Plan and Management Plans) and the community consensus (TCCI meetings) and advises the Mat-Su 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 Mat-Su 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 than available within the regular TCCI meetings. 

The TCCI has besides the bylaws, several procedures

Every November 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 Community 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 Mat-Su 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 Plans supersede the recommendations of the Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan. Lake Management plans are most often requested by lakefront 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:

        • Fill out a TCCI AGENDA ITEM MEMORANDUM FORM by 5 pm on the Thursday before the monthly meeting to request an item be placed on the                         agenda (blank forms can be found here: Procedures & Forms)

        • Request to be a Person to be Heard by signing in at the Library on the night of the monthly meeting

        • Request to a committee 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, & guests desiring an item to appear on the agenda should email 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

 




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