facilities maintenance

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.


Citizens Share Building Priorities

Jan 9, 2020
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Overhauling the way maintenance and repairs are done on taxpayer- funded buildings has been a goal of Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Bryce Ward. An estimated $200-$300 million worth of repairs are backlogged among borough and school district properties. A new procedure to come up with a 10-year capital improvement plan, or CIP, requires a lot more public input.


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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. 


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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly decided Monday to delay a plan to demolish the Mary Siah Recreation Center, proposed by Mayor Karl Kassel. Assembly members instead approved a measure that keeps the popular but aging rec center operating – if it passes engineering tests to be conducted over the next month.