CHAPTER 2.12: ASSEMBLY; MEMBERSHIP, ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS

Section

2.12.005    Powers and functions of assembly

2.12.010    Election

2.12.015    Reapportionment of assembly districts

2.12.020    Term of office

2.12.030    Qualifications

2.12.040    Vacancy on the assembly

2.12.050    Organization

2.12.055    Assembly appointees

2.12.060    Compensation and reimbursement

2.12.070    Meetings

2.12.071    Public meetings

2.12.075    Joint meetings established

2.12.077    Planning commission review

2.12.080    Parliamentary rules [Repealed]

2.12.081    Persons to be heard

2.12.082    Agency reports

2.12.090    Agenda; notice of meeting; order of business

2.12.100    Quorum

2.12.110    Voting [Repealed]

2.12.111    Assembly voting

2.12.112    Conduct of debate and discussion

2.12.113    Smoking in meeting room prohibited

2.12.120    Suspension of rules

2.12.130    Assembly committees

Statutory reference:

For provisions regarding assembly powers, composition and procedures, see A.S. 29.20.050 through 29.20.180

2.12.005 POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF ASSEMBLY.

The legislative power of the borough is vested in the assembly. The assembly formally establishes borough policy by ordinance or resolution.

(Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994 - Ord. 87-36, § 2, 1987)

2.12.010 ELECTION.

(A)    The borough assembly shall consist of seven members elected from districts as follows:

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 1

Beginning at the intersection of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary and West Denali Highway, located along the section line between Section 23 and Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 4 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska, also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 7; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 7 southeasterly on West Denali Highway to its intersection with Brushkana Creek located in Section 11, Township 19 South, Range 3 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly, westerly, southwesterly, southeasterly and southwesterly along Brushkana Creek to its intersection with the township line between Section 33, Township 19 South, Range 3 West and Section 4, Township 20 South, Range 3 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 19 South, Range 2 West, Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 1 West, Section 1, Township 20 South, Range 2 West and Section 6, Township 20 South, Range 1 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the range line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 20 South, Range 2 West, Section 31, Township 20 South, Range 1 West, Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 2 West and Section 6, Township 21 South, Range 1 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 20 South, Range 1 West, Section 31, Township 20 South, Range 1 East, Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 1 West and Section 6, Township 21 South, Range 1 East, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the Fairbanks Meridian to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 22 South, Range 1 West, and Section 31, Township 22 South, Range 1 East, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska, along the boundary of Section 18, Township 33 North, Range 10 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, also being the boundary between the Fairbanks Meridian and the Seward Meridian; thence easterly along the boundary between the Fairbanks Meridian and the Seward Meridian to the township corner common to Section 13, Township 33 North, Range 11 East and Section 18, Township 33 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 36, Township 22 South, Range 2 East, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 33 North, Range 11 East and Section 31, Township 33 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 6, Township 32 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also a standard parallel; thence westerly along the standard parallel to the township corner common to Section 1, Township 32 North, Range 11 East and Section 6, Township 32 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 36, Township 33 North, Range 11 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 29 North, Range 11 East and Section 31, Township 29 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 6, Township 28 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also a standard parallel; thence westerly along the standard parallel to the township corner common to Section 1, Township 28 North, Range 11 East and Section 6, Township 28 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 36, Township 29 North, Range 11 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 25 North, Range 11 East and Section 31, Township 25 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, along the boundary of Section 6, Township 24 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also a standard parallel; thence westerly along the standard parallel to the township corner common to Section 1, Township 24 North, Range 9 East and Section 6, Township 24 North, Range 10 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, along the boundary of Section 36, Township 25 North, Range 9 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to its intersection with Billy Creek, located along the section line between Section 13, Township 22 North, Range 9 East and Section 18, Township 22 North, Range 10 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly downstream along Billy Creek to the confluence of Caribou Creek, located in Section 26, Township 22 North, Range 9 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly and northerly upstream along Caribou Creek to its intersection with Boulder Creek Trail, located in Section 27, Township 22 North, Range 9 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly and northwesterly and southwesterly on Boulder Creek Trail to a non-visible point in Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 7 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence on a non-visible point-to-point line northerly, northeasterly, northwesterly, southwesterly and northwesterly to its intersection with Chickaloon River, located in Section 15, Township 21 North, Range 6 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly downstream along Chickaloon River to the confluence of Doone Creek located in Section 5, Township 20 North, Range 6 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence upstream along Doone Creek to its headwaters located in Section 35, Township 21 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly and southeasterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to the headwaters of an unnamed creek located in Section 34, Township 21 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly, southerly and southwesterly along the unnamed creek to its confluence with Kings River in Section 8, Township 20 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly downstream along Kings River to the confluence of an unnamed stream located in Section 17, Township 20 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly and northwesterly upstream along the unnamed stream to its headwaters located within Section 35, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on an unnamed stream located in Section 34, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly downstream along the unnamed stream to the confluence of Granite Creek located within Section 28, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly and northwesterly upstream along Granite Creek to the confluence of an unnamed stream located in Section 17, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly upstream along the unnamed stream to its headwaters in Section 8, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to the headwaters of an unnamed creek located in Section 24, Township 21 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly downstream along the unnamed creek to a pond located in Section 25, Township 21 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on Moose Creek located in Section 36, Township 21 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly downstream along Moose Creek to its confluence with an unnamed stream located in Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 3 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly, westerly, southwesterly and northwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on Bald Mountain Ridge located in Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly along Bald Mountain Ridge to its intersection with North Willow Fishhook Road in Section 5, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 6 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 1; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 6 northeasterly, southeasterly and northeasterly along North Willow Fishhook Road to Fishhook Creek; thence southeasterly downstream along Fishhook Creek to a non-visible point in Section 11, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point in the Little Susitna River located in Section 11, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly upstream along Little Susitna River to its confluence with Delia Creek in Section 36, Township 20 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly upstream along Delia Creek to its confluence with an unnamed stream in Section 1, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly upstream along the unnamed stream to a non-visible point located in Section 7, Township 19 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly and southwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on an unnamed creek located in Section 30, Township 19 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the unnamed stream to its confluence with Wasilla Creek, located in Section 31, Township 19 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly along Wasilla Creek to East Crabb Circle in Section 12, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along East Crabb Circle to its intersection with an unnamed creek; thence southerly along the thread of the unnamed creek to its intersection with Wasilla Creek; thence southwesterly along Wasilla Creek to North Weltin Way; thence northerly and westerly along North Weltin Way to East Falk Road; thence westerly on East Falk Road to North Palmer-Fishhook Road; thence northerly along North Palmer-Fishhook Road to a non-visible point which coincides with the boundary of the Farm Loop Precinct as defined by the State of Alaska in 6 AAC 309.622; thence southwesterly with the boundary of Farm Loop Precinct to a non-visible point in East Farm Meadow Avenue which coincides with the boundary of the Farm Loop Precinct as defined by the State of Alaska in 6 AAC 309.622; thence westerly along East Farm Meadow Avenue to its intersection with the section line between Section 14 and Section 15 of Township 18 North Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the section line between Section 14 and Section 15, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to East Aspen Ridge Road; thence westerly along East Aspen Ridge Road to North Engstrom Road; thence southerly along North Engstrom Road to a bend in the road leading easterly, said bend falling on the section line between Section 21 and Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 3 and Assembly District No. 6 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 1; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 3 easterly and southerly along North Engstrom Road to the intersection of North Engstrom Road and East Bogard Road in Section 27 North, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along East Bogard Road to a non-visible point in East Bogard Road located in Section 27, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly to the northeast corner of Tract 10, Shorewood Subdivision; thence southerly along the boundary between Shorewood Subdivision and Tax Parcel D2, Grid WA08 to Finger Lake Heights Resub; thence southerly along the boundary between Finger Lake Heights Resub and Tax Parcel A1, Grid WA08; thence southerly along the boundary between Finger Lake Heights and Larkspur Subdivision to East Frances Lane; thence southerly along the boundary between Finger Lake South and Barrett’s Manor; thence southerly along the boundary between Finger Lake South and Leuenberger Subdivision; thence southerly along the boundary between Finger Lake South and Dawn Acres; thence southerly along the boundary between Dawn Acres and Marie’s Small Tracts to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, and Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska located in the centerline of East Palmer-Wasilla Highway, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 2 and Assembly District No. 3 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 1; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 2 easterly along East Palmer-Wasilla Highway to the section corner common to Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 East and Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly along the boundary between Equestrian Acres Subdivision and Harvest Acres Subdivision continuing to the section corner common to Section 25 and Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska and Section 30 and Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the section line common to Section 30 and Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the center 1/4 corner of Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska located in East Scott Road; thence easterly, southerly and easterly along East Scott Road to the Northeast 1/16 section corner of Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, located in East Scott Road; thence northerly along the boundary of Pippel Subdivision to the East 1/16 section corner common to Section 29 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the boundary of Pippel Subdivision to North Glenn Highway; thence northerly along North Glenn Highway to East Marsh Road; thence westerly along East Marsh Road to the Center-South 1/16 corner of Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, thence northerly to the Center-North 1/16 corner of Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, thence easterly along the boundary between Cedar Hills #2 Phase 1 and Tax Parcels B2 and A13, Grid PA05, located in Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the North Glenn Highway; thence south along the North Glenn Highway to the Palmer City Limits; thence east along the Palmer City Limits to the east boundary of Lot 15A, Block 1, Bailey Heights Subdivision; thence southerly along the boundary between Lots 15A, 16, 17 and 18, Block 1, Bailey Heights Subdivision to West Albrecht Avenue; thence easterly along West Albrecht Avenue to North Hilltop Drive; thence southerly along North Hilltop Drive; thence southeasterly along the boundary between Lot 2D, Shelly Marie Subdivision and Lot 4, Block 2, Bailey Heights; thence southeasterly along the boundary of Bailey Heights to the lot corner common to Lot 2A-1, Bailey Heights Resub, Lot 4, Block 2 Bailey Heights and Lot 25, Block 3, Bailey Heights; thence northerly along the boundary of Lot 4, Block 2, Bailey Heights to the southwesterly corner of Lot 1B, Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II; thence northerly along the boundary between Bailey Heights and Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II to the corner common to Lot 4 and Lot 5, Block 2, Bailey Heights and Lot 5B and Lot 6B, Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II; thence northeasterly along the boundary between Bailey Heights and Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II to an angle point in Lot 6, Block 2, Bailey Heights, this corner being the northwesterly corner of Lot 8B, Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II and the southwesterly corner of Tax Parcel C3, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly along the boundary of Bailey Heights and Tax Parcel C3 to the easterly corner of Lot 9-1, Block 2, Bailey Heights, said corner being common to Tax Parcel C10, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska and along the boundary of Tax Parcel C3, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly along the boundary between Tax Parcel C3 and Tax Parcel C10, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the boundary of Lot 3, USS 9045, said corner being common to Tax Parcel C3 and Tax Parcel C10, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly along Lot 3, USS 9045 to the corner common to Lot 3 and Lot 4, USS 9045 and Tax Parcel B4, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, said corner being on the section line between Section 21 and Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the section line between Section 21 and Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the right bank of the Matanuska River as you face downstream; thence downstream with the right bank of the Matanuska River southerly, easterly, southeasterly, southerly and southwesterly to the confluence of the Knik River, located in Section 2, Township 16 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence downstream with the right bank of the Knik River to its intersection with South Glenn Highway; thence southerly on South Glenn Highway to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary, located on the section line common to Section 10 and Section 15, Township 16 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 3 along the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; thence running easterly along the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary continuing in a southerly, easterly, southerly, easterly, northerly, easterly, northerly, westerly, northerly, westerly, northerly, easterly, northerly, westerly, northerly, westerly, northerly, westerly, northerly, westerly, southerly and westerly to the intersection of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary and the West Denali Highway, located along the section line common to Section 23 and Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 4 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska, and the point of beginning of this description.

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 2

Beginning at the 1/4 section corner common to Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 1 East and Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska located in East Palmer-Wasilla Highway, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 3 along Assembly District No. 2; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 3 southwesterly along East Palmer-Wasilla Highway to its intersection with North Hyer Road; thence southerly along North Hyer Road to its intersection with East Parks Highway; thence southeasterly along the East Parks Highway to its intersection with the South Glenn Highway; thence easterly along South Glenn Highway to its intersection with East Grandview Road; thence southerly and southwesterly along East Grandview Road to its intersection with the section line between Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 2 East and Section 24, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence along the section line between Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 2 East and Section 24, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to a non-visible point along the section line between Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 2 East and Section 24, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence on a non-visible point to point line to a non-visible point on the west shoreline of the Matanuska River in Section 30, Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 3 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 2; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 1 upstream on the west bank of the Matanuska River northeasterly, northerly and northwesterly to the corner common to Lot 3 and Lot 4, USS 9045, said corner also being on the section line between Section 21 and Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska and the Matanuska River; thence westerly along the section line between Section 21 and Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the corner common to Lot 3 and Lot 4, USS 9045 and Tax Parcel B4, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly along Lot 3, USS 9045 to the corner common to Tax Parcels C3 and C10, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska on the boundary of Lot 3, USS 9045; thence southwesterly along the boundary between Tax Parcels C3 and C10, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the easterly corner of Lot 9-1, Block 2, Bailey Heights, said corner being common to Tax Parcels C3 and C10, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska and along the boundary of Tax Parcel C3, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly along the boundary of Bailey Heights to an angle point in Lot 6, Block 2, Bailey Heights, this corner being the northwesterly corner of Lot 8B, Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II and the southwesterly corner of Tax Parcel C3, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly along the boundary between Bailey Heights and Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II to the corner common to Lot 4 and Lot 5, Block 2, Bailey Heights and Lot 5B and Lot 6B, Diamond Willow Estates, Phase II; thence southerly along the boundary between Bailey Heights and Diamond Willow Estates to the lot corner common to Lot 2A-1, Bailey Heights Resub, Lot 4, Block 2, Bailey Heights and Lot 25, Block 3, Bailey Heights; thence northwesterly along the boundary of Bailey Heights to North Hilltop Drive; thence northerly along North Hilltop Drive to West Albrecht Avenue; thence westerly along West Albrecht Avenue to the corner between Lots 15A and 16, Block 1, Bailey Heights; thence northerly along the boundary between Lots 15A, 16, 17 and 18, Block 1, Bailey Heights to the Palmer City Limits; thence westerly with the Palmer City Limits to North Glenn Highway; thence northerly along North Glenn Highway to a non-visible point between Cedar Hills #2 Phase 1 and Tax Parcel A13, Grid PA05, located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the boundary between Cedar Hills #2 Phase 1 and Tax Parcels A13 and B2, Grid PA05, located in Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the Center-North 1/16 corner of Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian; thence southerly to East Marsh Road; thence easterly along East Marsh Road to North Glenn Highway; thence southerly along North Glenn Highway to the section line common to Section 29 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the boundary between Pippel Subdivision and Tax Parcels D5 and D7, Grid PA05, on the section line common to Section 29 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the Northeast 1/16 Section Corner common to Section 29 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the boundary of Pippel Subdivision to the East 1/16 Corner of Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, located in East Scott Road; thence westerly, northerly and westerly along East Scott Road to the center 1/4 section corner of Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the section line between Section 30 and Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the section corner common to Section 25 and Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska and Section 30 and Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the section line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 East and Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to East Palmer-Wasilla Highway and the section corner common to Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 East and Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along East Palmer-Wasilla Highway to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 1 East and Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, and the point of beginning of this description.

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 3

Beginning at the 1/4 section corner common to Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 1 East and Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, located in East Palmer-Wasilla Highway, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 2 along Assembly District No. 3; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 1 northerly along the boundary between Marie’s Small Tracts and Dawn Acres; thence northerly along the boundary between Dawn Acres and Finger Lake South; thence northerly along the boundary between Finger Lake South and Luenberger Subdivision; thence northerly along the boundary between Finger Lake South and Barrett’s Manor to East Frances Lane; thence northerly along the boundary between Finger Lake Heights Resub and Larkspur Subdivision; thence northerly along the boundary between Finger Lake Heights Resub and Tax Parcel A1, Grid WA08 to a non-visible point in East Bogard Road in Section 27 North, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along East Bogard Road to its intersection with North Engstrom Road; thence northerly and westerly along North Engstrom Road to a bend in the road leading northerly, said bend falling on the section line between Section 21 and Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 6 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 3; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 6 southerly along the line between Section 21 and Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the north shore of Niklason Lake; thence westerly along the north shore of Niklason Lake to its intersection with an unnamed creek located in Section 28, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly and westerly along the aforementioned unnamed creek to North Caribou Street; thence westerly, northerly and westerly along a non-visible point-to-point line to the south shore of Dry Lake; thence westerly along the south shore of Dry Lake to the outfall of Dry Lake on an unnamed creek; thence southwesterly along a non-visible point-to-point line to North Charley Drive located in Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly along North Charley Drive to East Shaw’s Drive; thence southwesterly along East Shaw’s Drive to North Delta Street; thence southwesterly along North Delta Street; thence southwesterly along the boundary between Lot 25 and Lot 26, Block 1, King Lake Estates; thence southeasterly and southerly along the shore of Anderson Lake to the boundary line between Lot 7 and Lot 8A, Shaw’s Tri-Lake Subdivision; thence southeasterly along the boundary between Lot 7 and Lot 8A, Shaw’s Tri-Lake Subdivision to its intersection with North Travelair Drive; thence southerly and westerly along North Travelair Drive to East Grumman Circle; thence southerly along East Grumman Circle to its intersection with East Bogard Road and East Seldon Road; thence westerly along East Seldon Road to its intersection with North Seward Meridian Parkway and East Lakeview Road; thence south along North Seward Meridian Parkway to a non-visible point along the section line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly and southeasterly on a point-to-point line to the intersection of North Santa Cruz Court and East Bogard Road in Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 4 and Assembly District No. 6 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 3; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 4 southerly to a non-visible point on North Seward Meridian Parkway; thence southerly along North Seward Meridian Parkway to its intersection with East Brianne Lane and South Seward Meridian Parkway; thence southerly with South Seward Meridian Parkway to its intersection with East Parks Highway; thence along East Parks Highway southeasterly and southwesterly to the corner common to Lot 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision, Addition No. 1 and Lot 13, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision; thence southwesterly along the boundary between Lot 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision, Addition No. 1 and Lot 13, Lot 12, Lot 11, Lot 10 and Lot 9, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision to the corner of Lot 8, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision; thence southwesterly along the boundary of Lot 8, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision to a non-visible point along the Seward Meridian between Section 18, Township 17 North, Range 1 East and Section 13, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the Seward Meridian to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 13, Township 17 North, Range 1 West and Section 18, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 14 and Section 15, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the section line to the South 1/16 section corner common to Section 14 and Section 15, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to South Fern Street; thence northerly with South Fern Street to its intersection with Cottonwood Creek; thence southwesterly downstream along Cottonwood Creek to the boundary line between Fern Plaza and Catherine Subdivision; thence northwesterly along the boundary line between Fern Plaza and Catherine Subdivision to South Knik-Goose Bay Road; thence westerly and southwesterly along South Knik-Goose Bay Road to its intersection with West Fairview Loop, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 4 and Assembly District No. 5 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 3; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 5 southerly along West Fairview Loop to its intersection with South Hayfield Road; thence southerly on South Hayfield Road to its intersection with West Demaree Circle; thence southeasterly and southerly with West Demaree Circle to its intersection with Cottonwood Creek; thence downstream and southwesterly along Cottonwood Creek to its mouth on Knik Arm; thence westerly along Knik Arm to a non-visible point at the mouth of an unnamed slough located in Section 10, Township 16 North, Range 2 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly on a non-visible line to a non-visible point on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary located in Section 35, Township 16 North, Range 2 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District 5 and Assembly District 3; thence northeasterly and easterly along the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary to its intersection with South Glenn Highway, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 3; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 1 northerly along South Glenn Highway to the west bank of the Knik River; thence northeasterly upstream along the west bank of the Knik River to the confluence of the Knik River and the Matanuska River; thence northeasterly upstream along the west bank of the Matanuska River to a non-visible point on the west shoreline of the Matanuska River in Section 30, Township 17 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 2 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 3; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 2 on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on the section line between Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 2 East and Section 24, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly along the section line between Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 2 East and Section 24, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with East Grandview Road; thence northeasterly and northerly along East Grandview Road to its intersection with South Glenn Highway; thence westerly along South Glenn Highway to its intersection with East Parks Highway; thence northwesterly along East Parks Highway to its intersection with South Hyer Road; thence northerly along South Hyer Road to its intersection with North Hyer Road; thence northerly along North Hyer Road to its intersection with East Palmer-Wasilla Highway; thence northeasterly and easterly along East Palmer-Wasilla Highway to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 1 East and Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, and the point of beginning of this description.

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 4

Beginning at the intersection of North Santa Cruz Court and East Bogard Road, also the junction of Assembly District No. 3 and Assembly District No. 6 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 4; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 3 southerly to a non-visible point on North Seward Meridian Parkway; thence southerly along North Seward Meridian Parkway to its intersection with East Brianne Lane and South Seward Meridian Parkway; thence continuing southerly with South Seward Meridian Parkway to its intersection with East Parks Highway; thence along East Parks Highway southeasterly and southwesterly to the corner common to Lot 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision, Addition No. 1 and Lot 13, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision; thence southwesterly along the boundary between Lot 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision, Addition No. 1 and Lot 13, Lot 12, Lot 11, Lot 10 and Lot 9, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision to the corner of Lot 8, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision; thence continuing southwesterly along the boundary of Lot 8, Block 1, Carefree Acres Subdivision to a non-visible point along the Seward Meridian between Section 18, Township 17 North, Range 1 East and Section 13, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the Seward Meridian to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 13, Township 17 North, Range 1 West and Section 18, Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 14 and Section 15, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the section line to the South 1/16 section corner common to Section 14 and Section 15, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to South Fern Street; thence northerly with South Fern Street to its intersection with Cottonwood Creek; thence southwesterly downstream along Cottonwood Creek to the boundary line between Fern Plaza and Catherine Subdivision; thence northwesterly along the boundary line between Fern Plaza and Catherine Subdivision to South Knik-Goose Bay Road; thence westerly and southwesterly along South Knik-Goose Bay Road to its intersection with West Fairview Loop Road, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 3 and Assembly District No. 5 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 4; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 5 southwesterly along South Knik-Goose Bay Road to its intersection with South Foothills Boulevard; thence northerly along South Foothills Boulevard to Lucille Creek; thence westerly along the thread of Lucille Creek to South Vine Road, also the junction of Assembly District No. 5 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 4; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 7 northerly along South Vine Road to West Shady Grove Lane; thence easterly along West Shady Grove Lane to South Kittiwake Street; thence northwesterly, northerly and northeasterly along South Kittiwake Street to South Muir Street; thence northerly along South Muir Street to West Calico Drive; thence westerly on West Calico Drive to South Vine Road; thence northerly along South Vine Road to West Parks Highway; thence easterly along West Parks Highway to an unnamed creek, located in Section 11, Township 17 North, Range 2 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly, easterly, northerly, easterly and northeasterly along the thread of said unnamed creek to North Church Road; thence northerly along North Church Road to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 31 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska being also the junction of Assembly District No. 6 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 4; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 6 easterly along the boundary between Church Ridge Estates and Silver Leaf Estates to the Center 1/4 section corner of Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, thence southerly along the easterly boundary of Silver Leaf Estates and Golden Leaf to the corner common to Lot 2 Golden Leaf and Tract B Silver Leaf Estates Phase II; thence westerly along the boundary between Lot 2 Golden Leaf and Tract B Silver Leaf Estates Phase II to the corner common to Lot 2 Golden Leaf, Tract B, Silver Leaf Estates Phase II and Lot 1, Silver Leaf Estates 2006 Addition; thence southerly along the boundary between Tract B Silver Leaf Estates Phase II and Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, Silver Leaf Estates 2006 Addition to the southwest corner of Tract B, Silver Leaf Estates Phase II; thence easterly along the boundary of Tract B, Silver Leaf Estates Phase II to the southeast corner of Tract B, Silver Leaf Estates Phase II; thence southerly to a non-visible point in West Spruce Avenue; thence easterly along West Spruce Avenue to its intersection with North Lucille Street and East Spruce Avenue; thence easterly along East Spruce Avenue to its terminus at a non-visible point on the section line between Section 35, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 2, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the section line to a non-visible point in East Escondido Avenue in Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along East Escondido Avenue to a non-visible point at its terminus on the section Line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the section line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with North Santa Cruz Court along the section line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly along North Santa Cruz Court to its intersection with East Bogard Road and the point of beginning of this description.

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 5

Beginning at the intersection of South Knik-Goose Bay Road and West Fairview Loop, also the junction of Assembly District No. 3 and Assembly District No. 4 along the boundary with Assembly District No. 5; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 4 southwesterly along South Knik-Goose Bay Road to South Foothills Boulevard; thence northerly along South Foothills Boulevard to Lucille Creek; thence westerly along the thread of Lucille Creek to South Vine Road, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 4 and Assembly District No. 7 along Assembly District No. 5; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 7 westerly along the thread of Lucille Creek to its intersection with West Big Lake Road; thence northeasterly along West Big Lake Road to its intersection with the line that runs from the Center 1/4 section corner of Section 14, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 11 and Section 14, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 11 and Section 14, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the section corner common to Section 10, Section 11, Section 14 and Section 15, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the section corner common to Section 2, Section 3, Section 10 and Section 11, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the section corner common to Section 3, Section 4, Section 9 and Section 10, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the section corner common to Section 3 and Section 4, Township 17 North, Range 3 West and Section 33 and Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the township line between Section 4, Township 17 North, Range 4 West and Section 33, Township 18 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with the Little Susitna River; thence southwesterly along the Little Susitna River to its intersection with the section line between Section 4 and Section 5, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the section line between Section 4 and Section 5, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the section corner common to Section 4, Section 5, Section 8 and Section 9, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the section line between Section 5 and Section 8, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the East 1/16 corner common to Section 5 and Section 8, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly to the Southeast 1/16 corner in Section 8, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the Center South 1/16 corner in Section 7, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the Center 1/4 corner in Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the southeastern shore of Butterfly Lake in Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly, northerly, southerly, northerly along the bank of Butterfly Lake to its intersection with the township line common to Township 17 North, Range 5 West and Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the township line between Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 5 West and Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with Tract A-1, Adams Subdivision Unit #3; thence northerly, westerly and southerly along the boundary of Tract A-1, Adams Subdivision Unit #3 to the northeast corner of USS 4638; thence westerly along the north boundary of USS 4638 to a non-visible point along the north boundary of USS 4638; thence northerly to a point on the township line between Township 17 North and Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the township line between Township 17 North and Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with Tract Q-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision; thence southwesterly along the boundary of Tract Q-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision to the southeasterly corner of Tract Q-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision; thence westerly along the boundary of Red Shirt Lake Subdivision to the corner common to the southwest corner of Tract U-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision and USS 3223; thence continuing westerly along the boundary of USS 3223 to its intersection with Fish Creek; thence southwesterly downstream along Fish Creek to a non-visible point in Fish Creek located in Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly, northwesterly, northerly and northeasterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a point on the section line between Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 5 West and Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the section line between Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 5 West and Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to an unnamed creek intersecting the section line between Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 6 West and Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 6 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly and westerly along the unnamed creek to its confluence with an unnamed creek in Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 6 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly along the unnamed creek to its confluence with the Susitna River along the East bank of the Susitna River in Section 4, Township 17 North, Range 6 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence downstream along the East bank of the Susitna River to a non-visible point near the mouth of the Susitna River along the banks of Knik Arm in Section 34, Township 14 North, Range 7 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly to a non-visible point in Cook Inlet in Section 1, Township 12 North, Range 7 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 5 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; thence running with the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough northeasterly in Cook Inlet to Knik Arm; thence running with the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough northeasterly in Knik Arm to a non-visible point on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary located in Section 35, Township 16 North, Range 2 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, also the junction of Assembly District 3 and Assembly District 5; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 3 northwesterly to a non-visible point at the mouth of an unnamed slough located in Section 10, Township 16 North, Range 2, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along Knik Arm to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek where it meets Knik Arm; thence upstream and northeasterly along Cottonwood Creek to its intersection with West Demaree Circle; thence northwesterly along West Demaree Circle to its intersection with South Hayfield Road; thence northerly on South Hayfield Road to its intersection with West Fairview Loop; thence northerly on West Fairview Loop to its intersection with South Knik-Goose Bay Road and the point of beginning of this description.

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 6

Beginning at the intersection of North Santa Cruz Court and East Bogard Road, also the junction of Assembly District No. 3 and Assembly District No. 4 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 6; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 3 northwesterly and northerly on a point-to-point line to a non-visible point along the section line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to North Seward Meridian Parkway; thence northerly along North Seward Meridian Parkway to East Seldon Road; thence easterly along East Seldon Road to its intersection with East Grumman Circle and East Bogard Road; thence northerly on East Grumman Circle to its intersection with North Travelair Drive; thence easterly and northeasterly along North Travelair Drive to a non-visible point adjacent to the property line between Lot 7 and Lot 8A, Shaw’s Tri-Lake Subdivision; thence northwesterly along the boundary between Lot 7 and Lot 8A, Shaw’s Tri-Lake Subdivision to the shore of Anderson Lake; thence northerly and northwesterly along the shore of Anderson Lake to the corner common to Lot 25 and Lot 26, Block 1, King Lake Estates; thence northeasterly along the boundary between Lot 25 and Lot 26, Block 1, King Lake Estates to North Delta Street; thence northeasterly along North Delta Street to East Shaw’s Drive; thence northeasterly along East Shaw’s Drive to North Charley Drive; thence easterly and southeasterly along North Charley Drive to a non-visible point in North Charley Drive located in Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly along a non-visible point-to-point line to the outfall of Dry Lake on an unnamed creek; thence easterly along the south shore of Dry Lake to a non-visible point on the shore of Dry Lake located in Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly, southerly and easterly along a non-visible point-to-point line to North Caribou Street; thence along North Caribou Street to an unnamed creek located in Section 29, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence along the unnamed creek to the outfall of Niklason Lake; thence along the north shore of Niklason Lake to its intersection with the section line between Section 21 and Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly along the section line between Section 21 and Section 22, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with a bend in North Engstrom Road, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 3 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 6; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 1 northerly along North Engstrom Road to its intersection with East Aspen Ridge Road; thence easterly along East Aspen Ridge Road to its intersection with the section line between Section 14 and Section 15, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly along the section line between Section 14 and Section 15, Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with East Farm Meadow Avenue; thence easterly on East Farm Meadow Avenue to a non-visible point in East Farm Meadow Avenue which coincides with the boundary of the Farm Loop Precinct as defined by the State of Alaska in 6 AAC 309.622; thence northeasterly with the boundary of Farm Loop Precinct to a non-visible point in North Palmer-Fishhook Road which coincides with the boundary of the Farm Loop Precinct as defined by the State of Alaska in 6 AAC 309.622; thence southeasterly along North Palmer-Fishhook Road to East Falk Road; thence easterly on East Falk Road to North Weltin Way; thence easterly along North Weltin Way to Wasilla Creek; thence northeasterly along Wasilla Creek to its intersection with the thread of an unnamed creek; thence northerly along the thread of the unnamed creek to its intersection with East Crabb Circle; thence easterly along East Crabb Circle to its intersection with Wasilla Creek; thence northeasterly along Wasilla Creek to its confluence with an unnamed stream in Section 31, Township 19 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly along the unnamed stream to a non-visible point in Section 30, Township 19 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly and northwesterly on a point-to-point line to the a non-visible point on an unnamed stream located in Section 7, Township 19 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly downstream to the confluence of the unnamed stream and Delia Creek; thence northwesterly downstream along Delia Creek to its confluence with Little Susitna River; thence southwesterly downstream along Little Susitna River to a non-visible point in Section 11, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence upstream northeasterly along Little Susitna River to its confluence with Fishhook Creek in Section 11, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly upstream along Fishhook Creek to its intersection with North Willow Fishhook Road; thence westerly along North Willow Fishhook Road to its intersection with Bald Mountain Ridge in Section 5, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 6; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 7 southeasterly and southwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line along Bald Mountain Ridge to a non-visible point located in Section 28, Township 19 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly and westerly on a non-visible point-to-point line to the headwaters of an unnamed creek located in Section 28, Township 19 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly downstream along the unnamed creek to its intersection with the section line between Section 4 and Section 5, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly on the section line between section 4 and section 5, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with the Little Susitna River between Section 16 and Section 17, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence downstream along the Little Susitna River to its intersection with the section line between Section 16 and Section 17, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the section line between Section 16 and Section 17, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to West Schrock Road; thence continuing southwesterly along West Schrock Road to its intersection with North Church Road; thence southerly along North Church Road to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 31 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 4 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 6; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 4 easterly along the boundary between Church Ridge Estates and Silver Leaf Estates to the Center 1/4 section corner of Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, thence southerly along the easterly boundary of Silver Leaf Estates and Golden Leaf to the corner common to Lot 2 Golden Leaf and Tract B Silver Leaf Estates Phase II; thence westerly along the boundary between Lot 2 Golden Leaf and Tract B Silver Leaf Estates Phase II to the corner common to Lot 2 Golden Leaf, Tract B, Silver Leaf Estates Phase II and Lot 1, Silver Leaf Estates 2006 Addition; thence southerly along the boundary between Tract B Silver Leaf Estates Phase II and Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, Silver Leaf Estates 2006 Addition to the southwest corner of Tract B, Silver Leaf Estates Phase II; thence easterly to the southeast corner of Tract B, Silver Leaf Estates Phase II; thence southerly to a non-visible point in West Spruce Avenue; thence easterly along West Spruce Avenue to its intersection with North Lucille Street and East Spruce Avenue; thence easterly along East Spruce Avenue to its terminus at a non-visible point on the section line between Section 35, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 2, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the section line to a non-visible point in East Escondido Avenue in Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along East Escondido Avenue to a non-visible point at its terminus on the section Line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly with the section line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with North Santa Cruz Court along the section line between Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 1 West and Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly along North Santa Cruz Court to its intersection with East Bogard Road and the point of beginning of this description.

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 7

Beginning at the intersection of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough boundary and West Denali Highway, located along the section line between Section 23 and Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 4 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska, also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 7; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 1 southeasterly on West Denali Highway to its intersection with Brushkana Creek located in Section 11, Township 19 South, Range 3 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly, westerly, southwesterly, southeasterly and southwesterly along Brushkana Creek to its intersection with the township line between Section 33, Township 19 South, Range 3 West and Section 4, Township 20 South, Range 3 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 19 South, Range 2 West, Section 31, Township 19 South, Range 1 West, Section 1, Township 20 South, Range 2 West and Section 6, Township 20 South, Range 1 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the range line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 20 South, Range 2 West, Section 31, Township 20 South, Range 1 West, Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 2 West and Section 6, Township 21 South, Range 1 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence easterly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 20 South, Range 1 West, Section 31, Township 20 South, Range 1 East, Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 1 West and Section 6, Township 21 South, Range 1 East, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the Fairbanks Meridian to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 22 South, Range 1 West and Section 31, Township 22 South, Range 1 East, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 18, Township 33 North, Range 10 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, also being the boundary between the Fairbanks Meridian and the Seward Meridian; thence easterly along the boundary between the Fairbanks Meridian and the Seward Meridian to the township corner common to Section 13, Township 33 North, Range 11 East and Section 18, Township 33 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 33 North, Range 11 East and Section 31, Township 33 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 6, Township 32 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also a standard parallel; thence westerly along the standard parallel to the township corner common to Section 1, Township 32 North, Range 11 East and Section 6, Township 32 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 29 North, Range 11 East and Section 31, Township 29 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska along the boundary of Section 6, Township 28 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also a standard parallel; thence westerly along the standard parallel to the township corner common to Section 1, Township 28 North, Range 11 East and Section 6, Township 28 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to the township corner common to Section 36, Township 25 North, Range 11 East and Section 31, Township 25 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, along the boundary of Section 6, Township 24 North, Range 12 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also a standard parallel; thence westerly along the standard parallel to the township corner common to Section 1, Township 24 North, Range 9 East and Section 6, Township 24 North, Range 10 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, along the boundary of Section 36, Township 25 North, Range 9 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the township line to its intersection with Billy Creek, located along the section line between Section 13, Township 22 North, Range 9 East and Section 18, Township 22 North, Range 10 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly downstream along Billy Creek to the confluence of Caribou Creek, located in Section 26, Township 22 North, Range 9 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly and northerly upstream along Caribou Creek to its intersection with Boulder Creek Trail, located in Section 27, Township 22 North, Range 9 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly and northwesterly and southwesterly on Boulder Creek Trail to a non-visible point in Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 7 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence on a non-visible point-to-point line northerly, northeasterly, northwesterly, southwesterly and northwesterly to its intersection with Chickaloon River, located in Section 15, Township 21 North, Range 6 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly downstream along Chickaloon River to the confluence of Doone Creek located in Section 5, Township 20 North, Range 6 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence upstream along Doone Creek to its headwaters located in Section 35, Township 21 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly and southeasterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to the headwaters of an unnamed creek located in Section 34, Township 21 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly, southerly and southwesterly along the unnamed creek to its confluence with Kings River in Section 8, Township 20 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly downstream along Kings River to the confluence of an unnamed stream located in Section 17, Township 20 North, Range 5 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly and northwesterly upstream along the unnamed stream to its headwaters located within Section 35, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on an unnamed stream located in Section 34, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly downstream along the unnamed stream to the confluence of Granite Creek located within Section 28, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northeasterly and northwesterly upstream along Granite Creek to the confluence of an unnamed stream located in Section 17, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly upstream along the unnamed stream to its headwaters in Section 8, Township 21 North, Range 4 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to the headwaters of an unnamed creek located in Section 24, Township 21 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly downstream along the unnamed creek to a pond located in Section 25, Township 21 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on Moose Creek located in Section 36, Township 21 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly downstream along Moose Creek to its confluence with an unnamed stream located in Section 31, Township 21 North, Range 3 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly, westerly, southwesterly and northwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a non-visible point on Bald Mountain Ridge located in Section 1, Township 20 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly along Bald Mountain Ridge to its intersection with North Willow Fishhook Road in Section 5, Township 19 North, Range 1 East, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 6 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 7; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 6 southeasterly and southwesterly on a non-visible point-to-point line along Bald Mountain Ridge to a non-visible point located in Section 28, Township 19 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly and westerly on a non-visible point-to-point line to the headwaters of an unnamed creek in Section 28, Township 19 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly downstream along the unnamed creek to its intersection with the section line between Section 4 and Section 5, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly on the section line between section 4 and section 5, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with the Little Susitna River between Section 16 and Section 17, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence downstream along the Little Susitna River to its intersection with the section line between Section 16 and Section 17, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence continuing southerly along the section line between Section 16 and Section 17, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to West Schrock Road; thence continuing southwesterly along West Schrock Road to its intersection with North Church Road; thence southerly along North Church Road to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 31 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 4 and Assembly District No. 6 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 7; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 4 southerly to the intersection of the section line between Section 31 and Section 32, Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska and an unnamed creek; thence southwesterly along the unnamed creek to its intersection with the West Parks Highway in Section 11, Township 17 North, Range 2 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northwesterly along the West Parks Highway to its intersection with South Vine Road; thence southerly along South Vine Road to West Calico Drive; thence easterly on West Calico Drive to South Muir Street; thence southerly along South Muir Street to South Kittiwake Street; thence southwesterly, southerly and southeasterly along South Kittiwake Street to West Shady Grove Lane; thence westerly along West Shady Grove Lane to South Vine Road; thence southerly along South Vine Road to Lucille Creek, also the junction of Assembly District No. 4 and Assembly District No. 5 along the boundary of Assembly District No. 7; thence running with the boundary of Assembly District No. 5 westerly along the thread of Lucille Creek to its intersection with West Big Lake Road; thence northeasterly along West Big Lake Road to its intersection with the line that runs from the Center 1/4 section corner of Section 14, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 11 and Section 14, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the 1/4 section corner common to Section 11 and Section 14, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the section corner common to Section 10, Section 11, Section 14 and Section 15, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the section corner common to Section 2, Section 3, Section 10 and Section 11, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the section corner common to Section 3, Section 4, Section 9 and Section 10, Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the section corner common to Section 3 and Section 4, Township 17 North, Range 3 West and Section 33 and Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 3 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the township line between Section 4, Township 17 North, Range 4 West and Section 33, Township 18 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with the Little Susitna River; thence southwesterly along the Little Susitna River to its intersection with the section line between Section 4 and Section 5, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly along the section line between Section 4 and Section 5, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the section corner common to Section 4, Section 5, Section 8 and Section 9, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the section line between Section 5 and Section 8, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to the East 1/16 corner common to Section 5 and Section 8, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southerly to the Southeast 1/16 corner in Section 8, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the Center South 1/16 corner in Section 7, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence northerly to the Center 1/4 corner in Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly to the southeastern shore of Butterfly Lake in Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 4 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly, northerly, southerly, northerly along the bank of Butterfly Lake to its intersection with the township line common to Township 17 North, Range 5 West and Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the township line between Section 1, Township 17 North, Range 5 West and Section 36, Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with Tract A-1, Adams Subdivision Unit #3; thence northerly, westerly and southerly along the boundary of Tract A-1, Adams Subdivision Unit #3 to the northeast corner of USS 4638; thence westerly along the north boundary of USS 4638 to a non-visible point along the north boundary of USS 4638; thence northerly to a point on the township line between Township 17 North and Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the township line between Township 17 North and Township 18 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to its intersection with Tract Q-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision; thence southwesterly along the boundary of Tract Q-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision to the southeasterly corner of Tract Q-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision; thence westerly along the boundary of Red Shirt Lake Subdivision to the corner common to the southwest corner of Tract U-1, Red Shirt Lake Subdivision and USS 3223; thence westerly along the boundary of USS 3223 to its intersection with Fish Creek; thence southwesterly downstream along Fish Creek to a non-visible point in Fish Creek located in Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly, northwesterly, northerly and northeasterly on a non-visible point-to-point line to a point on the section line between Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 5 West and Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence westerly along the section line between Section 31, Township 18 North, Range 5 West and Section 6, Township 17 North, Range 5 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska to an unnamed creek intersecting the section line between Section 34, Township 18 North, Range 6 West and Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 6 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly and westerly along the unnamed creek to its confluence with an unnamed creek in Section 3, Township 17 North, Range 6 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southwesterly along the unnamed creek to its confluence with the Susitna River along the East bank of the Susitna River in Section 4, Township 17 North, Range 6 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence downstream along the East bank of the Susitna River to a non-visible point near the mouth of the Susitna River along the banks of Knik Arm in Section 34, Township 14 North, Range 7 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska; thence southeasterly to a non-visible point in Cook Inlet in Section 1, Township 12 North, Range 7 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 5 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; thence running with the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough southwesterly, northwesterly, northerly, westerly, northerly, westerly, northerly, easterly, northerly, northeasterly and easterly to its intersection with West Denali Highway located along the section line between Section 23 and Section 26, Township 18 South, Range 4 West, Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska, being also the junction of Assembly District No. 1 and Assembly District No. 7 along the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and the point of beginning of this description.

(Ord. 14-058, § 3, 2014)

2.12.015 REAPPORTIONMENT OF ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS.

(A)    Not later than two months after adoption of the state redistricting plan, under Article VI, Section 10 of the Constitution of the State of Alaska, the assembly shall determine and declare by resolution whether or not it is malapportioned.

(1)    The assembly shall wait to determine whether the districts are malapportioned until after the final state redistricting plan is adopted.

(B)    The assembly may provide, by ordinance, for a change in an existing apportionment of the assembly whenever a final state redistricting plan is changed as a result of federal court action.

(C)    The assembly shall be reapportioned whenever the assembly determines the districts are malapportioned.

(Ord. 13-116, § 2, 2013)

2.12.020 TERM OF OFFICE.

The assembly members’ term shall be three years. The qualified candidate succeeds to the candidate’s elected office the first Monday following the certification of the election and acceptance of the oath of office. No person shall serve on the assembly for more than two consecutive, full terms.

(Ord. 11-056, § 3, 2011: Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 81-82, § 4, 1981; Ord. 73-13, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.12.030 QUALIFICATIONS.

(A)    A person is eligible to be an assembly member if the person is a qualified borough voter and has been a borough resident and a resident in the territory embraced within the assembly district for which they file for one year immediately prior to the election.

(B)    If an elected member ceases to reside within the district from which the member was elected, the member may serve only until the next regular election.

(Ord. 22-045, § 2, 2022; Ord. 16-002, § 2, 2016: Ord. 94-044AM, § 3, 1994; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 73-13, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.12.040 VACANCY ON THE ASSEMBLY.

(A)    If a vacancy occurs on the assembly, the remaining members shall, within 30 calendar days, appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy. If less than 30 calendar days remain in the term for the vacated seat, the vacancy may not be filled.

(B)    If the membership is reduced to less than the number required to constitute a quorum, the remaining members shall, within five days, appoint a number of qualified persons to constitute a quorum.

(C)    The person appointed to fill the vacated seat serves until the next regular election, when a successor shall be elected to serve the balance of the term.

(D)    An assembly seat is declared vacant under the following conditions and upon a declaration of vacancy by the assembly. The assembly shall declare an elective office other than the office of mayor or school board member vacant whenever the person elected:

(1)    fails to qualify or fails to take office within 30 calendar days after certification of election;

(2)    unless excused by the assembly, is physically absent for 90 consecutive calendar days;

(3)    resigns and the assembly accepts the resignation;

(4)    is physically or mentally unable to perform the duties of the office;

(5)    is removed from office;

(6)    misses three or more consecutive regular meetings, unless excused by the assembly; or

(7)    is convicted of a felony or of an offense involving a violation of the oath of office.

(Ord. 97-040, § 3, 1997; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 79-44, § 3 (part), 1979)

2.12.050 ORGANIZATION.

(A)    [Repealed by Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994]

(B)    [Repealed by Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994 and recodified as MSB 2.12.055]

(C)    [Repealed by Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994 and recodified as MSB 2.27.010]

(D)    The assembly shall recommend the deputy mayor or other positions filled by assembly members appointed by the mayor, and shall appoint members of the standing committees subject to confirmation at the next regular meeting.

(Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 90-152(AM)(sub), § 3, 1991; Ord. 73-13, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.12.055 ASSEMBLY APPOINTEES.

The assembly shall appoint the manager, clerk, attorney and treasurer. The appointees shall serve at the pleasure of the assembly. In the absence of the manager, the assembly shall designate, by resolution, an acting manager to act as manager during the manager’s absence or disability.

(Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994)

2.12.060 COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT.

(A)    Assembly members shall receive $13,300 per year. Reimbursement shall be provided for mileage and expenses which are reasonable and necessary in connection with assembly meetings and regular assembly functions. Assembly members shall be included in the borough employee health insurance plan, life insurance plan, and, unless a waiver executed by the assembly member is in effect, in the borough retirement plan.

(B)    [Repealed by Ord. 09-057, § 3, 2009]

(C)    [Repealed by Ord. 93-068, § 3, 1993]

(D)    Assembly members shall be entitled to a one-seventh share of the assembly’s out-of-borough expense fund set annually by the budget. The assembly members may use these funds as they deem appropriate for borough travel and reimbursement in furtherance of borough business. Mileage, expense reimbursement, and travel tickets exceeding the prorated share or any request to pay for travel from any other source shall require prior approval by the assembly.

(E)    [Repealed by Ord. 97-095, § 2 (part), 1997]

(Ord. 09-057, § 3, 2009; Ord. 07-092, § 3, 2007; Ord. 03-115(AM), § 2, 2003; Ord. 02-012, § 3, 2002; Ord. 97-095, § 2 (part), 1997; Ord. 93-068, § 3, 1993; Ord. 92-139AM, § 6, 1992; Ord. 92-097, § 2, 1992; Ord. 92-066AM, § 2, 1992; Ord. 92-059, § 3, 1992; Ord. 91-114AM, § 2 and 3, 1991; Ord. 91-016AM, § 2, 1991; Ord. 88-230, § 2, 1988; Ord. 87-51, § 2, 1987; Ord. 83-69, § 2 (part), 1983; Ord. 81-19, § 3, 1981; Ord. 79-84, § 2, 1979)

2.12.070 MEETINGS.

(A)    The assembly shall annually, at the first regular or special meeting following seating of new members elected at the regular election, meet for the purpose of organizing itself.

(B)    Regular meetings of the assembly shall be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. in the assembly chambers located at 350 East Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, Alaska, unless otherwise designated by the assembly. A regular meeting of the assembly may be canceled by the assembly; however, if no quorum exists or there is an emergency, it may be canceled by the mayor. No regular meeting shall be held on any holiday recognized by the borough, the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November (regular election day), the week of December 24th through January 1st (Christmas-New Year’s), or the first week of July. All meetings and work sessions except for executive sessions shall be public meetings and shall be electronically recorded by the clerk, unless the meeting is hosted by another municipality.

(C)    If a majority of the assembly members are given at least 24 hours’ written or oral notice and reasonable efforts are made to notify all assembly members, a special meeting of the assembly may be held at the call of the mayor or at least three of the assembly members. A special meeting may be conducted with less than 24 hours’ notice if all assembly members are present or if absent assembly members have waived, in writing, the required notice. Waiver of notice can be made before or after the special meeting is held. A waiver of notice shall be made a part of the journal for the meeting.

(D)    Emergency meetings may be held and business may be legally transacted if all assembly members are present; or, if there is a quorum of the assembly. The clerk shall make reasonable attempts to notify all assembly members of the emergency meeting.

(E)    Teleconferencing may be used for all lawful activities of the borough and, if all voting individuals have an opportunity to evaluate all testimony and evidence, to vote on actions. For all meetings occurring at assembly chambers located at 350 East Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, Alaska, the public shall be afforded the opportunity to participate telephonically.

(F)    No special notice to assembly members as required in subsection (C) of this section shall be necessary in the case of a special meeting called by agreement of the majority of the assembly, reached at any regular or special meeting of the assembly.

(G)    Cancellation of a special meeting shall be by the authority of the person who called the meeting and shall be by written notice to each assembly member communicated not less than two hours before the special meeting.

(H)    No business shall be transacted at any special meeting of the assembly except that specifically stated in the notice of the meeting.

(I)    A majority of the assembly members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a smaller number may adjourn from time to time and may compel the attendance of absent members.

(J)    The assembly shall adjourn not later than 10 p.m. and may not reconvene any earlier than 9 a.m. the next day. However, by two-thirds consent of the assembly the meeting may be extended for up to one hour, at which time adjournment is mandatory.

(Ord. 22-021, § 2, 2022; Ord. 19-045, § 2, 2019; Ord. 15-012, § 2, 2015; Ord. 07-091, § 2, 2007; Ord. 95-144, § 2, 1995; Ord. 95-143AM, § 2, 1995; Ord. 94-087AM, § 2, 1994; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 92-139AM, § 8, 1992; Ord. 87-84, § 2, 1987; Ord. 87-10, § 2, 1987; Ord. 84-34, § 6, 1984; Ord. 83-90, § 2, 1983; Ord. 83-69, § 2 (part), 1983; Ord. 83-1, § 2, 1983; Ord. 81-70, § 2, 1981; Ord. 81-19, § 4, 1981; Ord. 81-8, § 2, 1981; Ord. 80-13, § 2, 1980; Ord. 80-6, § 2, 1980; Ord. 77-12, § 3, 1977; Ord. 74-43, § 3, 1974; Ord. 73-13, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.12.071 PUBLIC MEETINGS.

(A)    All assembly meetings are open to the public except as provided by this section.

(B)    Reasonable public notice, setting out the date, time, and place and agenda shall be given for all assembly meetings, using a combination of print and broadcast media.

(C)    If subjects excepted from public meetings are to be discussed, the meeting shall first be convened as a public meeting and the question of holding an executive session to discuss matters that come within the exceptions contained in subsection (D) of this section shall be determined by a majority vote of the assembly. Subjects may not be considered while in an executive session except those mentioned in the motion calling for the executive session unless auxiliary to the main question. Action may not be taken at an executive session, except to give direction to an attorney or labor negotiator regarding the handling of a specific legal matter or pending labor negotiations.

(D)    Upon adoption of a motion stating the purpose for an executive session, the assembly in closed session may discuss:

(1)    [Repealed by Ord. 01-187 § 2, 2001]

(2)    matters, the immediate public knowledge of which would clearly have an adverse effect upon the finances of the borough;

(3)    subjects that tend to prejudice the reputation and character of any person, provided the person may request a public discussion;

(4)    matters which by law, municipal charter, or ordinance are required to be confidential;

(5)    [Repealed by Ord. 01-187 § 2, 2001]

(6)    [Repealed by Ord. 01-187 § 2, 2001]

(7)    [Repealed by Ord. 01-187 § 2, 2001]

(8)    [Repealed by Ord. 01-187 § 2, 2001]

(9)    [Repealed by Ord. 01-187 § 2, 2001]

(10)    [Repealed by Ord. 01-187 § 2, 2001]

(11)    matters involving consideration of government records that by law are not subject to public disclosure.

(E)    This section does not apply to quasi-judicial boards when holding a meeting solely to make a decision in an adjudicatory proceeding.

(Ord. 01-187, § 2, 2001; Ord. 96-172, § 2, 1996; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994)

2.12.075 JOINT MEETINGS ESTABLISHED.

(A)    The assembly and school board shall meet jointly on the second Tuesday in September and December and the fourth Tuesday in March for the purposes indicated and for other purposes as they deem appropriate. However, a meeting may be changed to a different day or may be canceled by the mayor and the chairman of the school board. However, a meeting day may be changed and the assembly and school board may otherwise meet as they see fit:

 

Month

Purpose

March

Annual budget and bonding for schools

September

Building construction progress and review capital construction plan

December

Annual budget, preliminary discussion; state legislative action needed

(B)    The assembly and planning commission shall meet jointly on the second Tuesday of March and October for purposes as they deem appropriate. However, a meeting may be changed to a different day or may be canceled by the mayor and the chairman of the planning commission. The assembly and planning commission may otherwise meet as they see fit.

(Ord. 19-056, § 2, 2019: Ord. 12-011, § 2, 2011: Ord. 11-054, § 2, 2011: Ord. 96-165, § 2, 1996; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 92-035AM, § 2 (part), 1992; Ord. 76-55, § 3, 1976)

2.12.077 PLANNING COMMISSION REVIEW.

(A)    Ordinances covered by MSB 15.04.015(A) (7) shall be referred to the planning commission for review prior to setting a date for assembly action. The planning commission will have 90 days, or other date specified by the assembly during referral, to review and recommend to the assembly action or amendments.

(1)    After an ordinance has been reviewed by the planning commission, the clerk shall place the ordinance on the next available assembly agenda with introductions and, if approved by the assembly, advanced to a date certain for a public hearing and assembly action.

(2)    If recommendations are not provided within the time limit specified, the clerk shall place the ordinance on the next available assembly agenda with introductions and, if approved by the assembly, advanced to a date certain for a public hearing and assembly action.

(B)    This section does not apply to ordinances initiated by the planning commission or to MSB 15.39, Board of Adjustment and Appeals.

(Ord. 15-012, § 3, 2015; Ord. 09-025(AM), § 2, 2009)

2.12.080 Parliamentary Rules. [Repealed by Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994]

2.12.081 PERSONS TO BE HEARD.

(A)    A person wishing to speak before the assembly under the agenda item “persons to be heard” shall file an appearance request with the clerk specifying the topic on which the person intends to speak.

(B)    If the appearance request has administrative channels of resolution, the clerk shall forward the request to the administration for research. The person wishing to address the assembly should exercise due diligence to resolve this matter with the borough administration.

(C)    If there are no administrative channels through which the applicant can pursue the item of concern, the clerk shall place the appearance request on the agenda for assembly consideration.

(D)    In any event, an appearance request shall be placed before the assembly on the next regular meeting agenda.

(E)    Appearance requests shall be heard by the assembly when placed on the agenda.

(F)    The clerk shall not accept appearance requests involving:

(1)    items that have other clearly defined channels of resolution, such as board of adjustment or assembly appeal matters, personnel grievances, discrimination complaints, board and commission appeals, or similar matters;

(2)    items that are being scheduled for a public hearing on an upcoming meeting agenda;

(3)    subjects currently under labor negotiations;

(4)    items upon which litigation involving the applicant or the applicant’s representative is currently pending;

(5)    items which will be before the assembly in the future and the person will have the opportunity to testify; or

(6)    the requestor has appeared before the assembly under persons to be heard previously and wishes to speak to the same topic.

(G)    In lieu of appearance requests, the assembly shall accept brief written communications on any subject. These shall be reproduced and distributed to the assembly by the clerk when they are received.

(H)    Persons who do not wish to speak before the assembly under persons to be heard and who do not wish to submit written communications may be heard under “audience participation,” which is scheduled for each regular meeting.

(Ord. 10-022(AM), § 2, 2010; Ord. 97-002, § 2, 1997; Ord. 95-043, § 2, 1995; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 92-139AM, § 9, 1992)

2.12.082 AGENCY REPORTS.

(A)    A person wishing to speak before the assembly under the agenda item “agency reports” shall file an appearance request with the clerk specifying the topic on which the person intends to speak and shall limit their presentation to seven minutes.

(1)    To qualify to appear on the agenda under “agency reports” the requestor must be a governmental agency, a party in which the borough has provided a grant, a borough board or commission, or a community council recognized by the borough.

(2)    The governmental entity such as the school district or the city does not have to file an appearance request.

(3)    The maximum number of boards, commissions, or community councils that may appear before the assembly at each regular assembly meeting is two. The clerk shall place the requests on the agenda in the order in which they are received. Each board, commission, or community council shall only appear under agency reports once every six months.

(Ord. 10-021, § 2, 2010; Ord. 10-007, § 2, 2010)

2.12.090 AGENDA; NOTICE OF MEETING; ORDER OF BUSINESS.

(A)    The agenda for each meeting shall be prepared by the manager and the clerk after consultation with the mayor or deputy mayor. Items not on the agenda may not be discussed at the meeting if two or more assembly members object.

(B)    The clerk shall attempt to notify each assembly member at least 48 hours prior to a regular meeting. Notification shall be by means of a packet including information on the time and place of meeting and the agenda. Whenever practicable, minutes of the previous meeting, financial statements, and other background material pertinent to the agenda shall be included in the packet.

(C)    [Repealed by Ord. 10-102, § 2, 2010]

(D)    At every regular meeting, the order of business shall be as follows:

(1)    call to order

(2)    roll call

(3)    approval of agenda

(4)    pledge of allegiance

(5)    minutes of preceding meeting or meetings

(6)    reports/correspondence

(a)    agency reports

(b)    committee reports

(c)    manager comments

(d)    attorney comments

(e)    clerk comments

(f)    citizen and other correspondence

(g)    informational memorandums

(7)    special orders

(a)    persons to be heard

(b)    public hearings

(c)    audience participation

(d)    consent agenda

(i)    resolutions

(ii)    action memorandums

(8)    unfinished business

(9)    veto

(10)    new business

(a)    introductions

(b)    vacancy report (mayoral nominations and appointments)

(c)    other new business

(d)    referrals

(11)    reconsideration

(12)    mayor and assembly comments

(13)    executive session

(14)    adjournment.

(Ord. 15-012, § 4, 2015; Ord. 12-047, § 2, 2012; Ord. 11-131, § 2, 2011; Ord. 10-102, § 2, 2010; Ord. 09-025(AM), § 3, 2009; Ord. 05-117, § 2, 2005; Ord. 98-138, § 2, 1998; Ord. 96-019SUB, § 2, 1996; Ord. 95-042, § 2, 1995; Ord. 95-008, § 2, 1995; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 92-139AM, § 10,

1992; Ord. 89-253, § 2, 1989; Ord. 89-98, § 2, 1989; Ord. 87-87, § 2, 1987; Ord. 87-10, § 3, 1987; Ord. 86-22, § 2, 1986; Ord. 84-34, § 7, 1984; Ord. 82-65, § 2, 1982; Ord. 81-70, § 3, 1981; Ord. 80-13, § 3, 1980; Ord. 73-13, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.12.100 QUORUM.

A majority of the total members of the assembly shall constitute a quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn from time to time and may compel the attendance of absent members in the manner and subject to the penalties prescribed by the rules of the assembly.

(Ord. 73-13, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.12.110 Voting. [Repealed by Ord. 92-139AM, § 11, 1992]

2.12.111 ASSEMBLY VOTING.

(A)    All assembly members, unless lawfully excused, shall vote on each question before the assembly.

(B)    All assembly votes on ordinances or resolutions shall be by roll call, electronic device or other public method as defined by assembly rule. The votes of all assembly members shall be recorded.

(C)    On completion of the roll call, the mayor or the clerk on the mayor’s behalf shall announce whether the proposition has carried or has failed. If the motion carried, the announcement shall include the names of the members who voted “no” and if the motion failed, the announcement shall include the names of the members who voted “yes.”

(D)    A majority of votes shall be required to carry any measure before the assembly unless a greater number is required by ordinance or charter. Any lesser number, even though it constitutes a majority of the members present, shall not carry and the measure shall be defeated.

(E)    Whenever these rules refer to a vote of a majority or other designated portion of the assembly, the vote required shall be the designated portion of the seven members authorized to serve on the assembly.

(F)    Matters requiring assembly action may be placed on a consent agenda for approval upon a single motion. On the request of any member of the assembly, an item placed on the consent agenda shall be removed from the consent agenda and shall be considered separately.

(Ord. 15-012, § 5, 2015; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 92-139AM, § 12, 1992)

2.12.112 CONDUCT OF DEBATE AND DISCUSSION.

(A)    Any assembly member, wishing to speak at an assembly meeting, shall address the chair, and shall refrain from speaking until recognized.

(B)    When two or more members request recognition simultaneously, the mayor shall determine which one shall speak first.

(C)    The mayor shall be charged with the responsibility of maintaining order and decorum at all times. The mayor shall make rulings as the mayor deems necessary concerning points of order or concerning spectators. The mayor shall instruct the members of the public to be as brief as possible and, when speaking as an individual, to contain their remarks to three minutes, and if representing a group, to contain their remarks to five minutes.

(D)    Any assembly member may challenge a ruling of the mayor and the mayor’s ruling shall stand unless disapproved by a majority vote of the assembly.

(E)    All assembly motions are subject to unanimous consent. Motions do not require a second and carry if no objection is raised.

(F)    A motion to reconsider a vote may be made only by a member who voted with the prevailing side. The motion shall be made during the meeting at which the action is taken and/or upon written notice to the clerk by 5 p.m. the next business day; an assembly member can file by telephone; provided, that the notice of intent to reconsider is followed up in writing before the motion is considered. The written notice of reconsideration shall include the reason for the reconsideration.

(1)    Any member of the assembly may call up a motion to reconsider at any time during the meeting at which the motion was made, and/or at the next regular meeting of the assembly, as long as the intent to reconsider has been filed in a timely manner. A motion to reconsider and enter on minutes may be called up only at the next regular meeting of the assembly.

(2)    A proper motion to reconsider suspends implementation and effect of the decision for which reconsideration is moved, until the next regular meeting or until the assembly takes action of that motion, whichever occurs first. Actions that cannot be reconsidered are defined in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, with the exception of an award of a contract, which the assembly may reconsider.

(3)    Only two motions to reconsider shall be entertained on any ordinance, resolution or other action, only one of which may be made at the meeting in which the original motion was made. The assembly may reconsider an action at the meeting in which the original motion was made and/or upon written notice by 5 p.m. the next business day. A motion to reconsider is out of order if the motion is not moved during the meeting at which action is taken or if the clerk is not notified of the intent to reconsider by 5 p.m. the next business day.

(G)    A motion to rescind something previously adopted may be moved by any member. Action adopting an ordinance may not be rescinded after the effective date of the ordinance. Other actions that cannot be rescinded are defined in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.

(1)    A motion to rescind requires a two-thirds vote unless notice of the motion was given at the regular meeting immediately preceding the meeting when the motion is to be considered. If this notice was given only a majority of the assembly is required for approval. Upon failure of a motion to rescind for which previous notice has been given, no further motions or notices of intent to rescind the same action are in order.

(2)    There is no time limit on making the motion to rescind, but the motion and notice of intent do not suspend action as in a motion to reconsider.

(H)    In all matters not covered by these rules, the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, or other rules the assembly may adopt, shall govern.

(I)    Any member of the assembly may move to amend something previously adopted as long as the intent to amend has been filed in a timely manner.

(1)    The motion to amend something previously adopted must be filed with the clerk within 30 calendar days following the vote to be amended. An assembly member may file by telephone to the clerk’s office.

(2)    The motion to amend something previously adopted cannot be moved if the motion to reconsider is still in order. Other previously adopted actions that cannot be amended with this motion are defined in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.

(3)    With or without previous notice, the motion to amend something previously adopted requires four votes to carry.

(Ord. 15-012, § 6, 2015; Ord. 11-124, § 2, 2011; Ord. 10-006, § 2, 2010; Ord. 97-038, § 2, 1997; Ord. 95-044, § 2, 1995; Ord. 94-029AM, § 2, 1994; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 92-139AM, § 13, 1992)

2.12.113 SMOKING IN MEETING ROOM PROHIBITED.

(A)    Smoking is prohibited in the assembly meeting room during meetings of the assembly, planning commission, platting board, board of ethics, or any other committees, commission or boards established by the assembly or established pursuant to state law.

(B)    Every person violating this section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.

(Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 92-139AM, § 14, 1992; Ord. 84-34, § 2 (part), 1984)

2.12.120 SUSPENSION OF RULES.

(A)    To allow the assembly to act on business prohibited by these rules, but not in conflict with state statutes, these rules may be suspended by a two-thirds vote. A motion to suspend the rules may be made at any time when no business is pending, or a question is pending, provided the motion to suspend the rules is for a purpose connected with the question. The reason for asking for the suspension shall be stated.

(B)    [Repealed by Ord. 15-012, § 7, 2015]

(Ord. 15-012, § 7, 2015; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 73-13, § 3 (part), 1973)

2.12.130 ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES.

(A)    Temporary committees may be established to consider issues in connection with borough business. A temporary committee established under this section remains in effect for the period established by the assembly.

(1)    Assembly committees shall abide by the relevant rules set forth in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, and are not subject to MSB 4.05.

(Ord. 97-038, § 3, 1997; Ord. 95-081, § 2, 1995; Ord. 94-001AM, § 3 (part), 1994; Ord. 90-152(AM) (sub), § 2, 1991)

Editor’s Note:

Subsection (A) of this section was repealed by Ord. 95-081, § 2, 1995 and subsections (B) and (C) of this section were changed to subsection (A)(1) of this section by Ord. 95-081, § 2, 1995.