Neighbors rally to address unsanitary properties near Butte
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Two properties with an abundance of junk cars and squatters near Butte are drawing the attention of authorities in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
KTVA-television reports about 100 people showed up to a community meeting last week to tell state representatives, Alaska State Troopers and borough staff that they want problems addressed.
Butte is an unincorporated community of about 3,600 spread out along 7 miles of the Old Glenn Highway south of Palmer.
The Mat-Su Borough has sued the two owners of one of the properties for violating trash laws. The men live out of state and have so far evaded legal contact.
A neighbor says people enter and exit the property and live in cars, campers and even a semi located there.
Information from: KTVA-TV, http://www.ktva.com