Tracey Knutson, Chair;

Victor Duncan, John Gallup, Nick Danger, Jim Henderson

October 17th, 2005- Agenda Regular Monthly Meeting, 7:00 pm, Glacier City Hall

Posted October 10th, 2005



Approval of Minutes:


1.   Regular Monthly Meeting September 19th, 2005.




2.   Public Hearings to set mill rate scheduled for November 22, 2005 at 7:00p.m. and December 15, 2005 at 7:00p.m., both at Glacier City Hall

3.   Department Budgets

4.   The next quarterly GBOS Mayor’s Meeting is scheduled for December 15, 2005 from 11:30a.m .- 2:00p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

5.   Habitat for Humanity taking Applications


Introductions, Presentations and Reports:


6.   Heritage Land Bank update, Robin Ward

7.   LUC report by one of the LUC officers

8.   AWWU Quarterly Report


Public Comment:  Persons offering comment must state their full name and address.  Public Comment is limited to three (3) minutes per individual and must be on subjects not listed elsewhere on the agenda.



Old Business:


9.   From the LUC meeting of October 11, 2005:


      Agenda Item LUC 0509-04: (Case numbers - PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION 2005-138 & PLATTING BOARD S11414-1); Hearing Date: Monday, Nov 07, 2005 (P&Z) & Wednesday, Oct 5, 2005 (Plat bd); Petitioner: Municipality of Anchorage; Request Detail: An ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly amending Anchorage Municipal Code Section 21.15.134, approval of plans for commercial tracts to add the PC zoning district as one of the zoning districts where commercial tracts are allowed.  No representative of the petitioner was present and no action was taken.  Carried over from September meeting.


      Agenda Item LUC 0509-05:  (Case number S11415-1 Platting board); Hearing Date: Wednesday, Nov 02, 2005  Petitioner: Municipality of Anchorage School District; Representative:  R&M Consultants, Inc., David C. Hale, Anchorage /; Request Detail: To subdivide one tract of land into a different tract of land with vacation of a Right-of-Way easement / The north end of Ski View Road / Girdwood Elementary School, Tract A1, located within Section 8, T10N, R2E, S.M., Alaska.  No representatively of the petitioner was present and no action was taken. Carried over from September meeting.


      Agenda Item LUC 0509-06:  (Case number 2005-104 P&Z); Hearing Date: Monday Nov 07, 2005; Petitioner: MOA / Heritage Land Bank; Request Detail: Plan Amendment Crow Creek Area Master Plan.  This item was postponed to October meeting by request of Art Eash.


      Agenda Item LUC 0510-01: (Case number 2005-145 P&Z); Hearing date: Monday Nov 07; Petitioner: MOA; Request Detail: Plan Amendment to the Girdwood Area Plan to create consistency with land use designations proposed by the Crow Creek Area Master Plan.  (This may be the same case as 2005-104 above)



New Business:


10.  Memorandum of Understanding between GBOS and USFS, faxed from Allison Rein, to be signed by Chair, Tracey Knutson.  MOU is in regards to the establishment of framework for cooperation from which to develop and maintain trails and outdoor recreation facilities located within the Girdwood Valley.  This cooperation serves the mutual interest of the parties involved and the public.


11.  GBOS has recently succeeded in regaining from SOADOT the remainder (approximately 5.2 million dollars) of the 10.5 Economic Development Grant earmark monies that Senator Stevens had appropriated for Girdwood in 2003.  This money will now be transferred from SOADOT to the Municipality for administration and will be used for a roads project.  The DOT plan of paving all the way up Crow Creek Road has been nixed.  Municipal engineers will be in Girdwood meeting with GBOS representatives and assessing the valley’s roads in October and November.  More discussion on appropriate use of these funds will come in the following months.  This item is on the agenda for the next quarterly mayor’s meeting scheduled for December 15th, 2005.


12.  HLB has requested that GBOS enter into a written agreement with HLB as to “policing or monitoring” HLB lands or lands HLB leases to Girdwood.  The issue that HLB has expressed concern over is who is to “police or monitor” these areas for illegal camping or unauthorized use.  GBOS has expressed some concern over it’s authority to undertake this type of action.  More discussion on the issues surrounding such an agreement will be coming in the next few months.  This item is on the agenda for the next quarterly mayor’s meeting scheduled for December 15th, 2005.



Board Reports:


13.  Land Use Supervisor, John Gallup.


14.  Parks and Recreation Supervisor, GBOS Chair, Tracey Knutson.


15.  Public Safety and Fire Supervisor, Nick Danger.


16.  Utilities Supervisor, Victor Duncan


17.  Roads Supervisor, Jim Henderson



Adjournment by 10:00 pm