Sports Field
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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

The Annual Christmas Potluck and Auction is cancelled this year. We will still be distributing Christmas food baskets to those in need in our community.

Next Meadow Lakes Community Council Meeting - January 12, 2022, 7PM

Due to ongoing health concerns, this meeting will be a remote meeting only. Click the link below to join the meeting from a computer or smartphone, or use the phone number to dial in. You may be asked to install the Zoom phone app or to install the Zoom computer software. This should take about a minute.
If you view the meeting on Facebook, you will see and hear the meeting, but will not be able to join in the conversation.

For further information please email or call the Council at 907-232-2845.

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

Link to the MS Borough Manager's weekly report

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

Conditional Use Permit for gravel extraction and purchase of additional land by Meadow Lakes Community Council
The conditional use permit application covers the land adjacent to the 40 acres currently owned by the Community Council and Meadow Lakes Seniors. The plan agreed to by MLCC with the Borough is that mining would occur on 61.9 acres of the western 80 acres of the parcel. The eastern 40 acres would be made available to MLCC to be added to the Community Park, dependent on approval by the Borough Assembly, in a "Less Than Fair Market Value Trade." (The remaining 18.1 acres is set aside as protective buffers around the proposed mining area.) The Meadow Lakes Community Council membership voted to support the permit.

The permit application includes extensive requirements, among them regulation of hours of operation, routing of gravel trucks, and location of equipment. Please see the permit packet for all of the requirements. https://matsugov.us/.../meetings/21949/Packet-10-18-2021.pdf.

This is a 2 step process. The CUP was passed unanimously by the Planning Commission in October. The next step is the ordinance which would grant 40 acres to ML Community Council. The ordinance was introduced at the Assembly meeting Nov 16th and the vote will take place on December 21. Our plan is to use the land for trails (nature, bike, equestrian, a dog run and MAT+SAR search and Rescue training). Please consider giving testimony on December 21st.

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News from Chief Tawnya Hightower, West Lakes Fire Department:  The Chief reports there had been more car fires this year than in previous years. There will be an Emergency Expo at the Menard Center at the end of September.  The Safety Message for the month is to have your heating system inspected and cleaned as preparation for winter. Information on firewise preparedness: https://www.matsugov.us/preparedness/firewise

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