Fairbanks North Star borough Assembly

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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
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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.


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.


Assembly Says 'Yes' to Hilcorp Comments

Dec 13, 2019

Comments about the $5.6 billion sale of BP’s assets to Hilcorp will squeak in before today’s 5 p.m. deadline. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska has already heard from hundreds of Alaskans and will also hear from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Last night the Assembly authorized a resolution for the administration to comment about the BP-Hilcorp sale. 


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Money to help residents convert to natural gas or propane was passed by the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly last night. Like the existing woodstove change-out program, the measure hands out a subsidy to take oil burners and replace them with natural gas or propane burners. 


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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.


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