Scenic Foothills Community Council Meeting October 5th

Scenic Foothills Community Council (SFCC) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5th, in the auditorium at Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue. Access via Old Muldoon Road off 36th Avenue, west of Muldoon Road.

The Municipality of Anchorage presented plans to build a transportation facility for 120 school buses next to Totem Theatre’s parking lot. Angry neighbors from Muldoon and Scenic Foothills turned out in droves to oppose the plan at Northeast Community Council September 21. NECC passed a resolution to oppose the plan.

Mayor Withdraws Plans for 120 buses beside Totem Theatre

The Anchorage School Board was slated to vote on a resolution in support of it September 25, but a few hours before the meeting started, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz withdrew the plan. He said they will work with the district to find another location. More upset neighbors turned out to testify anyway, “just in case.”

The next meeting regarding the planned development at Tudor and Elmore, where the Anchorage School District’s transportation facility is now, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, at the Permit Center, 4700 Elmore Road. Making room for development is driving the bus facility from its current location.

The Municipality of Anchorage has chosen not to present the school bus plan that was withdrawn at the Scenic Foothills Community Council meeting October 5th. Moving the “bus barn” will still be a discussion topic. We dodged a bullet, but we need to make sure the gun is not loaded and pointed toward Scenic Foothills.

Please come! We have plenty of room and everyone is welcome. See the Scenic Foothills Community Council website for more information.

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Scenic Foothills Community Council meeting February 2

Scenic Foothills Community Council (SFCC) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 2, in the auditorium at Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue. Access via Old Muldoon Road off 36th Avenue, west of Muldoon Road.

We are working to establish a phone link to State Representative Lance Pruitt and State Senator Cathy Giessel for their comments on the 2017 legislative session and so they will be able to respond to your questions. Assembly representatives Forrest Dunbar and Pete Petersen and a member of the School Board will be available to keep us informed on current issues of interest to us or that may require our input for their deliberations.

Agenda highlights (presentations):
1. Chugach Electric – line clearing: scheduled tree trimming for overhead electric lines.
2. Anchorage Park Foundation – municipal park challenge grants for park and trail projects. They will also talk about developing the new park at Muldoon and DeBarr.
3. Single Track Advocates – working to create, maintain and preserve single track bicycle trails – in the early stages of envisioning a new trail on the Hillside.

Please come! We have plenty of room and everyone is welcome. See the paragraph above  this notice for links to the agenda and the newsletter with more information.

Scenic Foothills Community Council Meeting December 8

Scenic Foothills Community Council (SFCC) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 8 (one week later than usual), in the auditorium at Wayland Baptist University, 7801 East 32nd Avenue. Access via Old Muldoon Road off 36th Avenue, west of Muldoon Road.

Public Safety in our neighborhood has become the most frequent topic of postings to the Nextdoor Scenic Foothills website. Whether you have ever posted a notice of suspicious activity or just have a general concern about neighborhood safety, please attend this meeting. Voice your concerns directly to the Anchorage Police Department. Community policing only works when all of us are involved. APD wants to hear from YOU.

Legislators, Assembly representatives and a member of the School Board will be available to keep us informed on current issues of interest to us or that may require our input for their deliberations. A light agenda this month will give us time for a holiday social with cookies and apple cider after the meeting.

Please come! We have plenty of room (and cookies!) Everyone is welcome. See the paragraph above for links to the agenda and the newsletter with more information.