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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 35. Municipal Powers and Duties
- Section 450. Service Areas.
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AS 29.35.450. Service Areas.
- (a) A service area to provide special services in a borough or unified municipality may be established, operated, altered,
or abolished by ordinance, subject to (c) of this section. Special services include services not provided by the
unified municipality or a higher or different level of services. Special services include services not provided by a
borough on an areawide or nonareawide basis in the borough or a higher or different level of services than that
provided on an areawide or nonareawide basis. A borough may include a city in a service area if
- (1) the city agrees by ordinance; or
- (2) approval is granted by a majority of voters residing in the city, and by a majority of voters residing inside the
boundaries of the proposed service area but outside of the city.
- (b) A new service area may not be established if, consistent with the purposes of Alaska Const., art. X, the new service
can be provided by an existing service area, by annexation to a city, or by incorporation as a city.
- (c) If voters reside within a service area that provides road, fire protection, or parks and recreation services,
abolishment of the service area is subject to approval by the majority of the voters residing in the service area who
vote on the question. A service area that provides road, fire protection, or parks and recreation services in which
voters reside may not be abolished and replaced by a larger service area unless that proposal is approved, separately,
by a majority of the voters who vote on the question residing in the existing service area and by a majority of the
voters who vote on the question residing in the area proposed to be included within the new service area but outside of
the existing service area. A service area that provides road, fire protection, or parks and recreation services in
which voters reside may not be altered or combined with another service area unless that proposal is approved,
separately, by a majority of the voters who vote on the question and who reside in each of the service areas or in the
area outside of service areas that is affected by the proposal. This subsection does not apply
- (1) to a proposed change to
a service area that provides fire protection services that would result in increasing the number of parcels of land in
the service area or successor service area if the increase is not more than six percent and would add not more than 1,000
- (2) in a second class borough to abolishment of a road service area or consolidation of two or
more road service areas if
- (A) taxes have not been levied in the service area for road maintenance or construction during the last 12 months
and there is no balance in any account available to pay for these road services for the service area;
- (B) during the last 12 months, the service area board has not met with a quorum present and in accordance with law;
- (C) there are no road maintenance contracts in effect for the service area or the existing road maintenance contracts
fail to provide for minimum road standards required by law that are necessary to protect the borough from civil liability;
- (3) to require approval by the voters residing in a subdivision or parcel proposed to be added to a road service
area if roads maintained by the service area provide the only access to the subdivision or parcel or provide access to the subdivision
or parcel that is required by the subdivision plat or by other regulation or ordinance;
- (4) to a change in the boundaries of a road service area to exclude a subdivision or parcel that does not rely
on the use of roads maintained by the service area for the subdivision's or parcel's only access or for access that is required by the
subdivision plat or by other regulation or ordinance.
- (d) This section applies to a home rule or general law municipality.
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