The new Mat-Su Regional Aviation System Plan’s crash landing

  UPDATE:  This aviation plan cost $457,170.  Here is the note from the April 21, 2015, MSB Assembly meeting approving the contract amount.   The MSB Assembly will take up the new Mat-Su Regional Aviation System Plan ("RASP") at their March 6, 2018 Assembly meeting. The MSB Manager is recommending that the Assembly "acknowledge" receipt… Continue reading The new Mat-Su Regional Aviation System Plan’s crash landing

Secret School Settlements

The Mat-Su School Board, at its regular meeting last night (Feb 21, 2018), approved various changes to its policies and procedures manual. Background: The School Board Policy Committee, a subcommittee of the School Board,  is tasked with reviewing and suggesting updates to the School Board's Policy manual on a periodic basis.  This review was taking… Continue reading Secret School Settlements

The new MSB Library Strategic Plan (Was this worth the cost?)

The MSB owns and manages five public libraries:  Sutton, Big Lake, Willow, Talkeetna, and Trapper Creek. However, the busiest public libraries in the Mat-Su Valley - the Palmer library and the Wasilla library - are owned and operated by the cities of Palmer and Wasilla. Note:  The Mat-Su Valley has school libraries too.  The Mat-Su… Continue reading The new MSB Library Strategic Plan (Was this worth the cost?)

The Port Terminal Building…seems to be used by the MSB as an event space

Here is a photo of the "Port MacKenzie" Terminal Building which was completed in 2006 at a cost of $4.5 million. It is a 7,000 sq foot building with a terminal set up downstairs and office space upstairs plus kitchenette and showers and full utilities. It is for lease to entities connected to the Port. … Continue reading The Port Terminal Building…seems to be used by the MSB as an event space

The Rail Spur…$184 million and counting…

This is information from the MSB's 2015 CAFR.  It lists the total amount of money allocated and spent for the Point Mac Rail Spur.  These amounts, which are primarily from State of Alaska grants, total $184 million. (There were no State grants after 2015 because that is when the State cut its Capital Budget to… Continue reading The Rail Spur…$184 million and counting…