Public Notice for the Decision to Issue Negotiated Place Lease – Dome Creek – MHT 9400719

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Trust Land Office
Notice under 11 AAC 99.050 of
Decision to Issue Negotiated Placer Lease – Dome Creek
MHT 9400719

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of AS 38.05.801 and 11 AAC 99, the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) has determined that it is in the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries to issue a placer mineral lease for certain Trust land to John Andresen, doing business as Andresen Mining. The basis for this determination is explained in a written best interest decision prepared by the Executive Director pursuant to 11 AAC 99.040.

The Trust land affected by the decision is an irregularly shaped parcel located on Dome Creek near its confluence with Seattle Creek, in the NW1/4 Section 3 and the NE1/4 Section 4, Township 2 South, Range 1 East, Fairbanks Meridian, containing approximately 202 acres (a portion of MH Parcel F70015).

Persons who believe that the written decision should be altered because it is not in the best interests of the Trust or its beneficiaries, or because the decision is inconsistent with Trust management principles set out in 11 AAC 99.020, or any other provision of 11 AAC 99, must provide written comments on or before 4:30 PM, September 30, 2019. Comments should be submitted to the TLO at 2600 Cordova Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503, or by fax (907) 269-8905 or email Following the comment deadline, the Executive Director will consider timely comments that question the decision on the basis of the best interest of the Alaska Mental Health Trust and its beneficiaries or inconsistency with 11 AAC 99, and the best interest decision may be changed in response to such written comments or other information. Commenting parties will be provided a copy of the final best interest decision after the end of the notice period.

To be eligible to file for reconsideration of the best interest decision, or to file a subsequent appeal to the Superior Court, a person must have submitted written comments during the notice period. Eligible persons will have twenty (20) calendar days after published notice of or receipt of the final written decision to request that the Executive Director reconsider the decision under 11 AAC 99.060(b).

Copies of the written decision are available at the Trust Land Office, or at If you have any questions concerning this action, please contact the Trust Land Office at (907) 269-8658.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Alaska Mental Health Trust is prepared to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Trust Land Office at (907) 269-8658 for assistance. Requests for assistance must be received at least 96 hours prior to the comment deadline in order to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

The Executive Director of the TLO reserves the right to waive technical defects in this notice or to amend, postpone, or vacate the best interest decision.

//s// 08/29/2019
Wyn Menefee Date
Executive Director

Published Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: August 31, 2019

To view the full Public Notice and Best Interest Decision click the link below:

MHT 9400719 Combined Public Notice and Best Interest Decision