Mat-Su Borough Assembly takes 2 parks off trapping ban list
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night to change an ordinance on trapping in the borough that was passed recently.
The Assembly had approved a measure to ban trapping near school grounds and trails in eight local parks, but Assembly member Randall Kowalke requested a reconsideration of the ordinance less than 24 hours later. He said he wanted to clarify the areas listed in the ordinance, and even potentially add new locations.
On Tuesday, however, the Assembly took two of the parks off the list — Reflections Lake Park and Matanuska Lake Park. Both are owned by the state, not the borough.
The measure was created in an attempt to prevent injuries to pets and humans. While no human injuries were discussed at any of the Assembly meetings, members confirmed a number of dogs have been reported injured by set traps over the last decade.
KTVA 11’s Shannon Ballard contributed to this report.
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