Platting Board

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Platting Board is empowered to approve, disapprove or return for modification or correction subdivisions, plats, and replats filed with the Platting Board pursuant to the Alaska Statutes and to the Subdivision ordinance.
  • The Platting Board is empowered to waive the preparation, submission for approval and recording of plats of subdivisions, if such waiver would be permitted by statute and by the subdivision ordinance.
  • The Platting Board is empowered to approve or disapprove dedications and vacations subject to AS 29:40.
  • The Platting Board is empowered to impose special standards and restrictions as permitted in FNSBC 17.60.2020.
  • The Platting Board is empowered to vary or modify specific requirements of the subdivision ordinance as permitted in FNSBC 17.64.010.
  • The Platting Board is empowered to recommend changes, modifications and revisions to FNSBC Ch. 4.84 and to the subdivision ordnances to the Borough Assembly.

Meetings

Meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday every month at 6 p.m. This information is routinely updated to reflect any upcoming meetings. 

The next Platting Board meeting is Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 6 p.m.


Additional Information

  1. APPLICATIONS

Documents

  1. TESTIFY UNDER CITIZENS' COMMENTS A OR CITIZENS' COMMENTS B
  1. TESTIFY  on a public hearing or legislative hearing agenda item
  1. MEMBERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
  1. APPLY TO BECOME A BOARD MEMBER
  1. RULES AND PROCEDURES

Agenda items include, but are not limited to:

  • Replats, Subdivisions

Who can provide testimony on quasi-judicial hearing agenda items?

  • Applicants or their representatives.
  • Staff.
  • Interested Persons.

Interested persons are individuals who:

  1. Provide an affidavit or other adequate proof that the person resides or owns property within the hearing notification area; or
  2. Completed a pre-hearing determination form demonstrating that the applicant:
    1. Possesses a specific property interest;
    2. Which may be significantly affected by the proposed action; and 
    3. Which may be affected in a way different than that of the general public. 

Were you mailed a "Dear Property Owner" letter?

Citizens who receive a "Dear Property Owner" letter are considered interested person and may testify using one of the methods outlined below.

Others who wish to participate may do one of the following:

  1. Request an interested person determination during the hearing if attending in person; or
  2. Submit a completed Interest Person Application (PDF) to the Clerk's Office at clerks@fnsb.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday one week before the hearing for a pre-hearing determination.

How to Provide Testimony 

In-Person Testimony

Once an agenda is published, interested persons may sign up to testify in person by doing one of the following:

  1. Calling the Clerk's Office at 907-459-1401 no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing; or
  2. Signing up in person before the meeting has been called to order.

During the hearing, the Chair will invite interested persons to the table when it is their turn to speak. Please note the following:

  • All testimony must be taken under oath or affirmation.
  • Testimony will be heard in the order in which interested persons have signed up.
  • Each interested person will have three minutes to provide testimony.
  • Other interested persons attending in person may provide testimony after those who have signed up.

Telephonic Testimony

Once an agenda is published, interested person may submit a completed Telephonic Testimony Application (PDF) to the Clerk's Office at clerks@fnsb.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday one week before the hearing for a pre-hearing determination.

Written Testimony

Once an agenda is published, interested persons may submit a completed Testimony by Affidavit Application (PDF) to the Clerk's Office at clerks@fnsb.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday one week before the hearing for a pre-hearing determination.

What is ex parte communication?

Ex parte communication is any communication regarding a quasi-judicial hearing agenda item without the knowledge of the applicant, the applicant's representative, staff or interested persons. Ex parte communication includes, but is not limited to, contact in person, by phone, by email, or by text message.

Borough Code requires commissioners to disclose any ex parte communication regarding a quasi-judicial hearing agenda item at the beginning of the hearing.