NEXT REGULAR MEETING
August 12, 2020 at 7 p.m.
7/27/20: A revised agenda has been posted.
*The June meeting minutes are now available on the bottom of the Agenda page
updated August 2, 2020
Fresh brown bear tracks, possibly from 2 bears on Trailways this morning (8/2) and headed up the hill to Lust's gravel pit. Two scat piles. Possibly following a cow & calf.
July 28, 2020
A bear has broken into numerous cabins, killed chickens and has gotten into trash. It seems to be getting more bold, approaching cabins with people inside instead of just empty cabins. It's likely there is more than one bear in Chickaloon. Known activities: pounding on the door of an occupied cabin on Permanente, breaking into numerous properties in Best Line and was run out of a yard on the river side of the Glenn hwy. by their dog. The Van Cleve's (mi 2.8 Fish Lake Rd) report a bear on their deck the night of 7/25. It left muddy paws prints on the locked steel door. In the a.m. they saw it had dragged around a bucket, also left scat in the yard. Not far from there, also on the 25th at the Bowen's, the bear broke the door jamb on their barn but did no other damage.
Owners of rarely used cabins should place multiple nail boards on steps and around doors and large windows as a deterrent. Unprotected cabins and structures allow habituation of bears. This bear appears to recognize a door as a way to get into a dwelling.
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The purpose of our Community Council is to provide Chickaloon residents a direct and continuing means of citizen participation in government and local affairs. General meetings of the Community Council are held at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at the Chickaloon Community Hall, milepost 76.2 of the Glenn Highway. The meetings are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend and get involved.
The Chickaloon Comprehensive Plan - lots of information, including a detailed area history & our visions for our community.
Chickaloon is located in south central Alaska, in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The area is traversed by the Glenn Highway. The western boundary of the Chickaloon community is Kings River, milepost 66.5 and the eastern boundary is Puritan Creek, milepost 89. Castle Mountain and the Talkeetna Mountain Range roughly delineate the northern boundary. The southern boundary is the Chugach Mountains adjacent to the Matanuska River. Chickaloon community is approximately 164 square miles in size, with a population estimated to be under 300 people.
Neighbors please keep an eye out - call suspicious activity and vehicles to the troopers or give Jim a call at Chickaloon Essentials (354-6908).