DENALI BOROUGH, ALASKA

 

RESOLUTION NO. 91-06

 

A RESOLUTION REGARDING THE BOROUGH'S SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 143.

 

WHEREAS, the Denali Borough was incorporated on December 7, 1990 as a Home Rule Borough, with mandatory land use planning powers and responsibilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) 1985 Tanana Basin Area Plan, which imposes classifications on all state land within its scope, predates the organization of the last four boroughs including the Denali Borough, and represents a departmental, regulatory impediment to local land selections and ownership; and

 

WHEREAS, the Denali Borough Assembly has certain expectations of the state with respect to their timely and ultimate performance of land entitlement conveyances; and

 

WHEREAS, the Denali Borough Assembly believes that existing State law effectively discriminates against boroughs organized from the unorganized borough after 1985, particularly regarding transfer of state land to newly organized boroughs.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Denali Borough Assembly that the assembly supports House Bill 143 in its entirety, and emphasizes more particularly Sections 10 and 11 concerning retroactivity to 1986, Section 1 concerning removal of the 20 acre cap and Section 9(c) concerning inclusion of wildlife habitat under VUU lands; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Denali Borough Assembly urges the legislature to completely and adequately fund DNR's municipal land entitlement program and staff, to enable DNR to fulfill its obligations in this respect.

 

PASSED and APPROVED by the DENALI BOROUGH ASSEMBLY this 24th day of March, l991.

 

 

                                  SIGNATURE ON FILE                                                      

Mayor

 

 

 

ATTEST:                   SIGNATURE ON FILE

                                           Borough Clerk