Sports Field
To reserve the Meadow Lakes Sports Field click here. Look for the blue '
Book Now' button. For questions, call 907-232-2845.
More information.

Meadow Lakes Community Council Meetings
Time: 7 to 9 pm, 2nd Wednesday every month
Location: 1210 N. Kim Drive, Meadow Lakes, Alaska, 99623.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we are holding Zoom meetings.

Next Meadow Lakes Community Council Meeting - July 14, 2021, 7PM

Meeting presentations: 

  • Fishing in the Mat-Su” by Alaska Fish and Game, Palmer Office
  • Update on proposed land acquisition and gravel pit conditional use permits

Click for the full agenda.

Want to be involved in your community? At the Meadow Lakes Community Council all members have a vote at every meeting, not only board members. Become a member by attending a meeting or sending in your membership application.

Membership Application

Meadow Lakes Community Council 2020 Annual Report

Link to the MS Borough Manager's weekly report

West Valley Fire Department Burn Permits
Burn permits are now required by the State of AK. Permits are online and at all fire stations.

West Lakes Fire Department has Smoke and CO detectors available.
The Fire Department will be happy to install the detectors in your residence free of charge.
Please call 907-707-3942, or email Roy at
roy.roistacher@matsugov.us.

West Lakes Fire Department program "Community Connect"
West Lakes Fire Department has a program called "Community Connect". It is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. You can input information about your home and family, such as the number of resident, pets, family members with mobility or special needs. Please check out the program at https://www.communityconnect.io/info/ak-west-lakes

 

HIGH Fire Danger
Fire danger is high currently. To assist residents, West Lakes Fire Department will do a Residential Safety Survey of your home to assist with Firewise practices.
Call 907-861-8083.
Information on firewise preparedness: https://www.matsugov.us/preparedness/firewise

Opposition to the Sylvan Gravel Pit
At the June 9th, 2021 Meadow Lakes Community Council meeting there was discussion of Sylvan Gravel Pit. Secretary Fisher gave an overview of the concerns expressed by the community over the pit, and presented the letter of opposition which after more discussion the Council approved by a vote of the membership and will send to the Borough.

Comments of opposition included:

  • The inadequacy of Sylvan to handle the traffic
  • The heavy equipment on an inadequate road
  • The effect of traffic on the Parks/Sylvan intersection
  • The airport across from the proposed site, and the flight path directly over the pit
  • The devaluation of homes in the area
  • The 24 hour a day/7 days a week schedule proposed in the CUP
  • The need for strong compliance monitoring
  • The homeowner's well on Knox Drive abuts that pit, with potential contamination of the water
  • Noise, dust, odor which will be generated by the operation
  • Destruction of wildlife and the natural environment
  • The gravel will largely be going into Anchorage and will not create revenue for the Borough.

MSB code states: (A)(1): In granting an administrative permit or a conditional use permit, the director or commission must make the following findings: (1) that the use is not inconsistent with the applicable comprehensive plan. Alex Strawn, Borough Planning Director, was asked to speak as to the ability of the Borough to require compliance by a mining operator to the provisions of the CUP. Alex stated that the Borough has the tools to monitor and require compliance.

Letter of Opposition to the Sylvan Gravel Pit sent to Borough

MEA Grant - Thank you!
Thank you Matanuska Electrical Association for the amazing John Deer tractor. The tractor will be used to maintain the Meadow Lakes Sports Field - mowing, fertilizing and other maintanence.

Lisa Jaeger on the new MEA tractor

Lisa Jaeger on our new MEA donated tractor