2nd Class City
in the Lake and Peninsula Borough
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- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 DCCED Certified Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (non doll' tun)
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
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Election, Recording, and Judicial Districts
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Facilities and Amenities
- Municipal Facilities & Utilities
- Piped Water, Piped Sewar, Landfill, Health Clinic, Volunteer Fire, Airport (State Contract), Roads, Apartment Rentals
Geography and Climate
- Nondalton is located on the west shore of Six Mile Lake, between Lake Clark and Iliamna Lake, 190 miles southwest of Anchorage.
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- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
- Nondalton lies in the transitional climatic zone. Average summer temperatures range from 42 to 62 °F; winter temperatures average 6 to 30 °F. The record high is 91 °F, and the record low is -47 °F. Annual average rainfall is 26 inches, with 64 inches of snowfall.
History and Culture
- Nondalton is a Tanaina Indian name first recorded in 1909 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The village was originally located on the north shore of Six Mile Lake, but in 1940 growing mudflats and wood depletion in the surrounding area caused the village to move to its present location on the west shore. The post office, established in 1938, relocated with the villagers. Nondalton formed an incorporated city government in 1971.
- It is a Tanaina Indian (Athabascan and Iliamna) village with a fishing and subsistence lifestyle.
- Indigenous Language
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Nondalton Village
- Local Option Restrictions
- Sale of alcohol is banned.
- Incorporation Type
- 2nd Class City
- Public Education
- Not permitted to provide this service.
- Planning, Platting and Land Use Regulation
- Not required to exercise the powers in any circumstance, but may be permitted in all cases in the manner described for first class cities.
- Property Tax Powers
- May tax up to 20 mills, except where a higher levy is required to avoid default. Voter approval required.
- Sales Tax Powers
- No limit on the rate of levy of sales taxes; however, voter approval is required.
- Other Powers Not Prohibited
- May exercise other powers not prohibited by law.
- City Council or Assembly Composition and Apportionment
- 7 members elected at-large, except the council may provide for election other than at-large.
- Election and Term of Mayor
- Elected from the city council for a 1-year term, unless a longer term is provided by ordinance. Mayor selected by council (or by voters upon adoption of ordinance).
- Vote by Mayor
- Votes on all matters.
- Veto Power of the Mayor
- Does not have veto power.
- Power of Eminent Domain
- Permitted, but requires voter approval.
- Ability to Attain Home-Rule Status
- May not adopt home-rule charter without first reclassifying to a first-class city.
- The community of Nondalton is primarily accessible by air and water. During the winter, a road is passable between Nondalton and Newhalen, 22 miles to the south on the shore of Iliamna Lake. The road is only paved half way. Air taxi, skiff, snow machine and four-wheelers are the main modes of transport for residents and visitors. A state-owned gravel runway is present in Nondalton. There are no docking facilities in Nondalton. Bulk goods are received in Iliamna then taken by a cat-trail to Fish Camp, located across from Nondalton on the east side of the Six Mile Lake. From there, they are ferried by skiff or barge to the west side of the lake.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection