Palmer City Council addresses trip to Juneau, new Fred Meyer and dogs in parks
PALMER — Members of the Palmer City Council addressed a trip to the capitol building in Juneau to discuss state funding, including money that would be used toward waste water treatment improvements, during a meet Tuesday night.
Council members met with Valley legislators, and Mayor Edna Devries met with Gov. Bill Walker, hoping to hear good news about funding for Palmer’s outdated water treatment system after the EPA stated in December that it was contaminating the Matanuska River. Due to the state’s budget deficit, the city did not receive the funding expected to help with the cost of the improvements, despite high hopes that federal funding would be included in the budget.
City councilman Richard Best was not in panic over the state's budget in relation to the city of Palmer.
"Palmer has always been very conservative fiscally and we've not gotten ourselves into too many ventures or projects that we've had to go to Juneau and lobby for," Best said.