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.

Support MLCC Sports Field and Programs
Sign up now and Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases (at no cost to you) to support maintenance our local Meadow Lakes Park and Sports Field, and MLCC programs. Click the smile.amazon.com button and sign up.

Amazon Smile

Walk the Woodland Trail at the Park - photos

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.

Covid Presentation by Dr. Demain
In case you missed the August MLCC meeting, here is a link to an article in the Frontiersman on Dr. Demain's presentation on COVID that he gave at the August Council meeting. https://www.frontiersman.com/news/anchorage-allergy-specialist-speaks-about-covid-19-delta-variant/article_a8e2cb30-fb49-11eb-937c-7f5fddc467d3.html

This link on COVID-19 are from a presentation to the Council at the August 11th meeting. The facts about the vaccine are important to all our lives. Please take a minute to review the information.

Next Meadow Lakes Community Council Meeting - October 13, 2021, 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.

Meeting presentations:

* Introduction of Mat-Su Borough mayoral candidates
* Status of Wildlife in the Valley
* Parks Highway Phase 3 construction update

Click here for the full agenda.

Online location:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84822102933?pwd=cWFRY1V0THA2ci8rdStDVE9SMEdBdz09

Phone location: +1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 848 2210 2933
Passcode: 829443

For further information please reply to this 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

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.

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

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

Notice of Parks Highway Construction changes beginning 10-4-2021

From Todd Smith, Alaska DOT Project Engineer
Notice of Paving - Starting 10-4-21, the project will resume paving operations.  The project will be paving the future Parks Highway Southbound lanes, starting near Potter Road.  Paving will proceed north towards Big Lake Road.  Due to the overnight temperatures this operation will occur during the day, beginning daily at 10am.  Since the mainline area is currently closed, the biggest disruption will occur to access at the side streets (Potter Rd, Ridge Crest Rd, Johnson Rd, Elizabeth Dr, Ethel's Circle, & Padre Pio).  Please allow for additional delays and use an alternate route if possible.  Our traffic control personnel will make every effort to minimize wait times and route traffic around the paving.   
- Concurrent with mainline paving a second paving crew will be working on driveways along the Margin Way frontage road. 
- Please take extra caution when traveling around the paving operations.  Follow the posted signage and instructions from the flaggers. 

Notice of Parks Highway Construction changes

From Todd Smith, Alaska DOT Project Engineer
The traffic pattern is changing on Meadow Lakes Loop. Be advised that the project is working to shift traffic onto the newly constructed Meadow Lakes Loop roadway. The new Parks Highway / Meadow Lakes Loop intersection will serve travelers wanting to head either north or south on the Parks Highway. The existing intersection (at the Holiday Station) of the Parks Highway / Meadow Lakes Loop will become a right-in / right-out only (no left turning movements will be allowed).
- Parks Highway traffic will also be shifted onto the recently paved northbound lanes. The Parks Highway traffic pattern will remain a two-lane / two-way configuration at this time.
- Please take extra caution when traveling through the new traffic patterns. Follow the posted signage and instructions from the flaggers.
Note: The light has not been installed at this intersection and the Parks, but Todd tells me that they are working on it.

Meadow Lakes Loop and Parks intersection