Fairbanks North Star borough Assembly

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly approved a resolution Thursday that established a task force that will put together a plan to deal with the impacts of climate change on the borough.


It is budget season for the Fairbanks North Star Borough – the Assembly meets this Thursday to vote on a spending plan. But citizens are expected to weigh in as well. Borough Mayor Bryce Ward has posted a tool online where citizens can show how they would spend taxpayer dollars.


A Million for Mary Siah

Mar 15, 2019
Robyne / KUAC

A million dollars for helping the Mary Siah Recreation Center get through the next five years was passed last night by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. Bids for the repair job go out in a few months and work will probably start in the fall.


  

 

Asking the state legislature for actions and local money is an annual duty of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. An Assembly committee has been refining its Legislative Priorities for a few months. As KUAC’s Robyne reports, the Assembly voted on it last Thursday and is ready to send the “wish list” to Juneau.

Grappling with the borough’s building repair backlog, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly last night passed a requirement that the mayor put   maintenance money in the budget each year. Borough staff estimates the schools, recreation centers, libraries and offices owned by the borough have millions of dollars-worth of repairs pending.


A snowmachine tour business asked the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly last night to rezone a chunk of land to benefit the business. Don Duncan requested the rezone of his property on Farmers Loop Road so he could leave snowmachines there and run them out to the trails of Creamer’s Field. But too many questions came up and the Assembly remanded the request back to the Planning Commission.

 

Tanana Valley League of Women Voters Candidate Forum, Sept. 26, 2018 at FNSB Assembly Chambers. Candidates for Borough Mayor and Assembly seats A, F and G.

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Tax Hikes To Go Before Borough Voters

Aug 2, 2018
Robyne / KUAC

The Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly has approved 2 proposals to go before voters this fall, aimed at funding a building maintenance backlog. The ballot measures, approved at a reconvened assembly meeting last (Weds) night, propose raising property taxes above the tax revenue cap. As KUAC’s Robyne reports, the ordinances include a trimmed down bond package, and a 6 year tax hike to create a building maintenance fund.

Borough OKs Urban Ag

Jul 27, 2018

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has passed an urban agriculture ordinance aimed at better accommodating people who want to grow crops and raise animals on residential property. The ordinance  approved at a meeting Thursday, allows livestock in urban neighborhoods, and permits residents to sell produce at local markets, changes which take effect immediately. KUAC’s Robyne reports.


FNSB

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly on Thursday approved a nearly $166 million budget for another year, after amending it to keep the Mary Siah Recreation Center open for the year and solid-waste transfer sites open seven days a week. The budget also allocates $50 million for the school district.


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