The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has received an application for the creation of an Aviation Activity Notice Area (AANA). The intent of this effort is to notify surrounding residents and property owners that aviation activities take place in their area, and that they may experience noise from those aviation activities.
An AANA is a designated overlay district that is meant to notice land owners, within a maximum defined distance of 5,000 feet from a federally registered airport, of existing aviation activates. The airport owner voluntarily requests the Mat-Su Borough to create the overlay for their airport.
This does not create a new airport, the airport must be federally registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prior to application.
The proposed AANA overlay district may be up to 5,000 feet from the location from the Wasilla Creek Airpark.
This overlay is only a notification of existing activity, it does not have the authority to control aviation activity.
If you received a mailer requesting comments it is because you live within 5,000 feet from the runway.
Location of Airport: The privately owned airport related to this request is located at 7555 N Nangle Street. (Tax ID# 7404000T00B); within Township 18 South, Range 1 North, Section 12 East, Seward Meridian.
Applicant: Michael J. Grow
Public Hearing: The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning the following application for the creation of an Aviation Activity Notice Area on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Borough Assembly Chambers, 350 E. Dahlia Avenue, in Palmer. This may be the only presentation of this item before the Planning Commission and you are invited to attend. The Planning Commission’s decision is advisory in nature and the Assembly will make the final decision on this request at a later date.
The Planning Commission members may submit questions to the Planning Commission Clerk concerning the matter, or request more information from the applicant at the time of introduction. All questions and requests submitted by the Commission shall be in writing, and copies will be provided to the applicant and made available to all interested parties and the public upon request. Answers to questions and additional material requests will be addressed in the staff report for the public hearing.
Comments are due on or before November 22, 2019 and will be included in the Planning Commission packet for the Commissioner’s review and information. Please be advised that comments received from the public after that date will not be included in the staff report to the Planning Commission.
Christopher Cole, Planner II