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Brooxie’s Chamber Notes –

I (Brooxie) love attending the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce luncheons! The community updates by our business and political leaders are always of interest to me, so much so, I’m always scribbling notes of points catching my attention.  Therefore, I thought if I found them interesting maybe you would too.  So here it goes, the start of my weekly Chamber Notes column, a look into my spiral notebook of things I found intriguing at the Tuesday luncheon.

 

  • Mat Valley Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet on Nov 15th (conflicting date published in Frontiersman states Nov 14th) regarding fish management in the Mat-Su Valley.  A 1 million dollar impact was felt in our communities due to a lack of returning salmon in our local rivers.

 

  • January 30th 2013 will be the next Homeless Count for the MSB.  150 clients were seen last January at the Homeless Connect held at the Menard Multi-complex. We have over 800 homeless adults (# does not include children).  Our homeless population is not as visible as other communities but we have hundreds of people in need.

 

  • Did you know there are 22 food pantries in the Valley?  Be sure to give to the various food drives scheduled for November!

 

  • Brad Sworts, Transportation Manager at the MSB was the speaker.  He shared with us many MSB roads are included in the road bond being voted on during the Nov 6th election.  Some of the roads and appropriations he mentioned were apprx 13.5 million for Bogard East (extension of Bogard at Colony schools to Arctic Ave in Palmer which connects to the Glenn Hwy), 30 million for the rail extension, & 10 million for Fairview Loop and Knik Goose Bay reconstruction projects.

 

  • The KGB reconstruction would make the road a 4 lane from the Palmer Wasilla Hwy extension to Vine Rd.  The money in the bond package would go towards design and acquisition.

 

  • A question from one of the chamber members asked about any new developments for Fern Rd to connect with Edlund.  Brad believes the money has been secured and construction will start in the summer.

 

And there you have it, my Chamber notes.  I hope you found one of the bullet points just as interesting as I did.

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