Services Northway Village Council Provides
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Water and Sewer: The tribal council employs a permanent resident to provide
water and sewer services to residents. The position trucks water and sewer twice a
week for residents who pay the service fees. Waste is then disposed in one of the two
lagoons located next to the landfill. The water source is from two wells (located
between the water/sewer truck garage and washeteria/clinic building). The pogram is
funded through user fees, tribal monies and Indian Health Service (IHS) funds.
It is currently operating at a loss but there are no plans to increase user rates due to
the low economic status and high elder population in the area. To offset costs the
tribe is looking at reducing energy usage of the water/sewer truck garage. Residents
interested in receiving water/sewer services are required to have an alternative
source of heat, other than wood, and pay each month for services. This requirement
was put in place to make sure that their pipes don’t freeze. There are approximately
40 residents who take advantage of this program. The Northway Village Council
also provides sewer services for the Walter Northway School and water services for
the Department of Transportation Facilities.
Washeteria  Public water is available for all residents through our washteria
building. The current washeteria was built in 1995. Funding for the building was
through Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). The washeteria has two
showers, six washers and six dryers (all coin-operated), and has a coin and token
machine. Washeteria upgrades occur annually and projects vary from receiving new
washers/dryers to large scale remodeling to make the services more efficient for the
Clinic:  The Northway clinic is owned and operated by the Northway tribal council.
Funding for maintenance and operations are provided through council funds. The
clinic operates with a two person staff, both positions working six hours a day. As of
October 2014, there is only one health aide in the community, who is currently being
trained. Health aid positions are jointly supervised by TCC.  If a community member
requires additional health services they are referred to Tok, Fairbanks or Anchorage.
Medical appointments are set up by the community health representative located in
the tribal office building. Currently, the clinic and the washeteria are located in the
same building but maintain separate entrances. The facility was constructed in 1995
with funds received from Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC).
Community Hall  The tribal community hall houses the elder meals which
serves one meal per day Monday Thru Friday and is operated by the Upper Tanana
Developement Corporation in Tok
. The Kitchen has a full kitchen with two cook
stoves, fish frame, meat house, freezers and refrigerators. It is also used for  
potlatches, funeral services and community gatherings. In October 2014, the tribal
council was awarded ICDBG funding which will allow for an addition to the current
community hall. This two story addition will house the new tribal office in addition to
offering a cultural area. The cultural area will be utilized by community members  
for crafts, language and traditional native dance gatherings.
Landfill/Dump The tribal council operates solid waste management for the
community. The landfill is located 4 miles from the community next to the airport.
The area designated for the landfill was conveyed from the corporation to the tribe.
It is currently nearing capacity, as of 2014 the tribe and corporation are working
together on identifying possible new locations. The landfill facilities includes two
burn barrels on site and the tribe operates a weekly trash pick-up system for
residents. In the summer of 2014, the tribe used existing IGAP funds for a two month
recycling project. The car crusher removed over 500 vehicles and tons of scrap
metal. In September of 2014, the tribe also had cleanup and a new trench dug at the
current landfill.