Chickaloon Chief Gary Harrison tore down a notice by the state fire marshal to stop work last week.
The native village of Chickaloon says it doesn't need state permits for a new tribal office building.
The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reports that Chickaloon Chief Gary Harrison tore down a notice by the state fire marshal to stop work last week.
Harrison says the village near Sutton has its own tribal building permits that address the same fire safety codes as the state. In any case, a contractor had received state approval for a plan review, which the fire marshal had wanted to check.
The village plans to resume construction as weather permits, while the fire marshal's office says it will make sure a safe building is constructed without jeopardizing anybody's rights.