NOTICE OF FILING PETITION FOR ANNEXATION BY THE CITY OF WASILLA TO LOCAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION (LBC)
The City of Wasilla (Petitioner), a first class city in the Matanuska-Susitna borough, has filed an annexation by local action (unanimous consent) petition with the LBC. The petitioner’s representative is Wasilla Mayor Verne Rupright. The territory proposed by the City for annexation consists of approximately 76.60 acres of land and is generally described as follows: Lots 3C and 3D of Olympic Subdivision, Plat No. 2006-86; Lots 3B-1 and 3B-2 of Olympic Subdivision, Plat No. 2007-83; Waiver Parcel No. 2 as described in the Refile Waiver 94-5W; and the portion of Jacobson Lake as shown on Olympic Subdivision plats. All the property owners in the territory proposed for annexation have requested to be annexed into the city.
Standards governing annexation to cities are established in Article X, Constitution of the State of Alaska; AS 29.06.040 – 29.06.060; 3 AAC 110.090 – 3 AAC 110.150; and 3 AAC 110.900 – 3 AAC 110.990. Procedures governing city annexation by the local action method are set out in AS 29.06.040 and 3 AAC 110.400 – 3 AAC 110.700 (specifically 3 AAC 110.590).
The legal description of the territory proposed for annexation is set out in the Petition. The petition and related documents, including a map of the territory proposed for annexation, are available for public review at the following locations, days, and times:
Questions concerning the proposed annexation may be directed to LBC staff (part of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development) at the mailing address, email address, phone number, or fax number listed below. Any interested person may file with the LBC written comments regarding the annexation petition. The LBC relaxed 3 AAC 110.700(d) so the public is not required to send an original if an electronic comment has been filed. Additionally, a person with the capacity to sue may file with the LBC a responsive brief supporting or opposing the petition. Written comments and responsive briefs must be filed in accordance with 3 AAC 110.480 and 3 AAC 110.590(4). A person who files a responsive brief (as distinguished from written comments) gains certain procedural rights and duties during the petition proceedings. Responsive briefs and written comments must be received by the LBC by 4:30 pm, April 5, 2013 in the office below:
- 1. Wasilla City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 290 E. Herning Avenue, Wasilla, AK 99654 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday
- 2. Wasilla City Hall, Wasilla Planning Department, 290 E. Herning Avenue, Wasilla, AK 99654 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday
- 3. Wasilla Public Library, 391 N. Main Street, Wasilla, AK 99654 Monday, 10 AM – 6 PM, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 AM – 7 PM, Wed. & Friday, 10:30 AM – 6 PM, and Saturday 1 PM – 5 PM
- The LBC website, http://www.commerce.alaska.gov/dca/lbc/2013_Wasilla_Unanimous_Consent_Annexation_Petition/, available anytime.
Local Boundary Commission staff, 550 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 1640, Anchorage, AK 99501-3510
Phone: 907-269-4587 ? Fax: 907-269-4563 ? Email: LBC@alaska.gov
The City of Wasilla will hold its city council meeting on April 22, 2013, in the Wasilla City Hall Council Chambers, 290 E. Herning Avenue, Wasilla, AK 99654. If the petitioner city council approves the petition by ordinance, and after the petitioner has an opportunity to answer any responsive briefs and comments, the LBC staff will write a report on the proposal. Procedures governing departmental reports are set out in 3 AAC 110.530 and 3 AAC 110.590. The LBC will then hold a public hearing on the proposal. The LBC will conduct the hearing by teleconference from Anchorage. The decisional meeting will immediately follow the public hearing.