Thursday, March 21, 2013

Summer and Fall CCC Meeting Dates

The Chase Community Council will hold meetings on July 18th and October 17th at 6pm in the gravel pit AK RR mile 232. All interested parties are welcome.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Next Chase Community Council Meeting Date

The next Chase Community Council Meeting will be March 28th 2013 at the Gravel Pit AK RR mile 232 at 6pm.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fish and Game Survey

The Chase residents have been asked by Fish and Game to participate in a subsistance surveys. They will be at the 1/17/2013 -CCC meeting to explain the process and if anyone wants to complete the survey at the meeting they will have staff available to complete the survey at that time in lieu of a possible home visit. The following is the letter to the CCC concerning the survey. During winter 2013 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Subsistence will be visiting Chase to conduct a Comprehensive Harvest Assessment Subsistence Survey. The study attempts to document the subsistence way of life in all its complexity including harvest, use, sharing, and participation by community members. Surveys take approximately a half hour to complete. Participating in this research benefits your community because it documents the importance of subsistence resources to residents. This project will help fulfill the Division of Subsistence mandate to provide customary and traditional subsistence harvest and use data for the Boards of Fisheries and Game process. Data from this project will also be used to measure the potential impacts of the proposed Susitna-WatanaProject. During our visit, residents will have the opportunity to relate their concerns about subsistence issues. At your January 17th Community Council Meeting I will give a presentation on the project. I will have several research staff available following the meeting if residents would like to participate in the survey at that time. We can then visit your community in February to conduct the survey with anyone we might have missed. Our goal is to interview all residents of Chase. Please call me or email me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Davin Holen Subsistence Program Manager, Southern Region Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Subsistence 333 Raspberry Road Anchorage, AK 99518-1565 (907)267-2807

1/17/2013 CCC Meeting

A special election of the Chase Community Council will take place on January 17th at 6:00 PM at the Roadhouse at the Annual Meeting of the Chase Board of Directors. If you cannot attend the meeting, you may vote in-person at the Talkeetna Public Library from January 8rd to January 16th or by mail. To request a ballot by mail, please call Peg Foster: 733-1251 or Beth Pike: 733-1078. All residents of legal voting age whose primary residence is within the Chase Community Council boundaries are encouraged to attend the meeting and vote for three vacant Directors seats. Residents are encouraged to vote in person at the annual meeting. Candidates are Josh Klauder, Molly Mayo-Wood, Kim Sternberg and Ruth Strong

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Chase Trail Groomer Information

Hello everyone who uses the Chase trail!

Recently, two groomers were purchased by the Chase Trail Service Area. The intent is to make the groomers available to trail users to share responsibility for trail maintenance. The groomers are available for travelers to hook up and groom any section of trail between the Talkeetna River bridge and the mile 231.7 crossing of the RR tracks. The groomers must stay on the Chase Trail at all times. They are not to be used on private property.

A few notable qualities of the groomers:

1. The groomers are a distinctive bright orange to make it easy to see them in the snow and to distinguish them from other privately-owned groomers. Please only use the orange groomers.
2. The blade is adjustable with a ¾ inch wrench.
3. If the snow is too deep, the hitch can be folded back and the metal U-bolt can be hooked directly to the pintle hitch – allowing the groomer to be transported with the blade off the ground.
4. A pintle hitch is the easiest for hooking up, but you can use it with a flapper hitch also. A shackle or a strong piece of string can be used to attach the groomer to your machine.
5. The groomers are 44’” wide so they will fit across both the Billion Slough bridge and the Talkeetna River bridge.

When you are finished grooming, please leave the groomers tipped on their side so they will not be buried in a snowfall or accidentally run over. Leave them off to the side of the trail so that they do not obstruct traffic. If anyone is interested in purchasing their own groomer to groom there private trails, please contact Mike Wood at 733-8350.

Thanks to everyone for your help in maintaining the Chase Trail.

Happy Smooth Trails

2011 Meeting Dates

Chase Community Council
2011 Meeting Dates
Meetings are held quarterly/ on the third Thursday of the month
Jan 20, 2011
April 21, 2011
July 21, 2011
October 20, 2011
January 19th, 2012
Meetings take place at the Talkeetna Roadhouse unless otherwise published. Meeting notices are posted at the Talkeetna Library and the Talkeetna Post Office. Additional announcements are sent via email to those who have provided a email address to the secretary. Verbal announcements are aired on KTNA radio station 88.9 fm and may be viewed on line at

Jan 20th Meeting Notes

Chase Community Council met on Jan 20th to hold elections to fill 3 seats on the board. Mike Wood, Peg Foster and Jeff Olsen were elected.
The Chase Homeowners assc, has donated money to the Chase Community Council to buy a drag to be used in the CCC area.
Ideas were discussed for the revenue sharing money from the state, managed by the borough. Mike Wood is working with engineers at the Alaska Railroad to have the trail between the 2 bridges reengineered to avoid future flood issues.
All agreed that this is our main priority.
Chase Trail Maintence has purchased two trails, which will be used by everyone to groom the Chase Trail from town to the gravel pit.