Capital Improvement Program

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About 60 projects are on a long list of maintenance and repair needs the Fairbanks North Star Borough wants to address in the next ten years. A new comprehensive Capital Improvement Program, or KIP, is still shaping up. Last night the Borough Assembly finished the third phase, in a meeting continued from last week.


SS Nenana Takes Big Part At CIP Hearing

Jan 20, 2020
William S. Hanable / National Park Service

More than 50 people signed up to comment on the borough’s Capital Improvement Plan in a public hearing last Thursday, Jan. 16. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly listened to more than three hours of public testimony to prioritize how maintenance and repair money should be spent, in a process that still has a long way to go. A lot of comments asked to preserve the sternwheeler in the Borough’s historical Pioneer Park.


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Borough maintenance on the Sternwheeler Nenana, Mary Siah Recreation Center and schools across the Fairbanks North Star Borough is shaping a long-term spending plan that will come before the borough assembly this week. An estimated $200-$300 million worth of repairs are backlogged among borough and school district properties. A new process, called the Capital Improvement Plan, or CIP, has closed-out a first phase where citizens and borough staff nominated projects for the plan. The next phase belongs to the Assembly.


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A change-up in the process for fixing broken borough buildings or constructing new facilities passed the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly last night. The new plan requires a lot more public input. The plan will open up for public nomination of projects on Monday.