Chugiak residents may have finally found a project suitable for their backyard.
At Thursday night’s Chugiak Community Council meeting, a proposal for a senior housing facility in the Carol Creek area drew cautious optimism from council members.
The development would go on a parcel of municipal land located between the Harry J. McDonald Center and Fred Meyer. The land has been a hot topic in Chugiak, where the municipality previously tried to develop a much larger housing development. That plan was scrapped after land managers determined it wasn’t economical.
The former Eagle River legislator showed up to Tuesday night’s legislative town hall meeting with pointed questions about the state budget for the area’s current crop of legislators.
“Where are you going to go? What are you going to do?” asked Cotten, a lifelong Alaskan whose political career began in 1964-65 as Chugiak High’s first student body president and included a 16-year stint in the Alaska House and Senate.
Old business was the order of the day as the Eagle River-Chugiak Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors breezed through a light agenda Monday night that featured mostly talk about long-term planning issues.
Among the weightier issues was a decision to tiptoe toward new dog park discussions as well as word that a potential windfall conservation easement could be worth less than previously anticipated.
Items in the police briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
A 24-year-old Palmer man was arrested on New Year’s Day after he allegedly failed to tell police he was armed with one firearm and sitting on another when they contacted him following a citizen’s report.
Plagued by low-water pressure and questions about water quality, residents of the Forest Park trailer court in Chugiak have been struggling with a boil-water alert issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for more than a year.
The notice was issued in May of 2018 after several complaints from residents, said Heather Newman, with DEC’s water testing and drinking water program.
A flurry of public meetings are planned in the first half of January as groups return to regular schedules following the holiday break and planning begins for the municipal budget process.
On Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Anchorage Assembly will hold a special public forum at Chugiak High to discuss Anchorage’s fiscal situation. The meeting was called in order to gauge public opinion on the upcoming budget, according to Assembly Chair Felix Rivera.