Council Meeting Agenda – 02/04/13

Click on the below link to download the Council Agenda for the Regular City Council Meeting of February 4, 2013.

Agenda Packet 02-04-2013

Construction Projects for 2013 – 2015

IllinoisSt_2012 (2)The City of Fairbanks is looking forward to a very busy summer of road and building projects.  For the last several years, we have concentrated on improving our infrastructure and have completed projects in many neighborhoods within the city.  Roads continue to be our focus and we are planning on big construction years in 2014 and 2015.

The following is a partial list of projects planned for completion in 2013 and a list of projects that are slated for the near future.

Currently scheduled:

Illinois Street Reconstruction (2nd Year-Completion)
Helmericks Avenue Extension & Bentley Trust Road Upgrade
Arctic Park & Council Subdivisions Improvements
Lemeta Subdivision Improvements
Slaterville Subdivision Improvements
Executive Park Preventive Maintenance
1st and Lower 2nd Avenue Preventive Maintenance
LED Streetlight Conversion, Stage II (Citywide)
FMATS Pedestrian Improvements, Stage II (Kellum, McGown, & 10th)
Wickersham Street Upgrade
Public Works Facility Additions
Police Station Addition

Cushman & Barnette “Complete Streets” (Downtown)
Noble Street Upgrade
South Cushman Reconstruction (15th Avenue to Mitchell Expressway)
Gillam Way Rehabilitation

For more information about these projects, please contact the City Engineering Department at 907.459.6740 or the Mayor’s Office at 907.459.6793.


Council Action Notice – 01/21/13

Click on the below link to view the Council Action Notice for the Regular City Council Meeting of January 21, 2013.

Action Notice 01-21-2013

Snow: Sidewalk Clearing & Main Arterial Roads

In addition to the neighborhood snow removal we have scheduled for this week, due to the new snow we will have two sidewalk clearing machines out and three road graders will plowing main arterial roads:  Cushman, Old Steese, Barnette, Aurora, Trainor Gate, etc.

Snow Removal Update

Monday, January 21st, crews will start at Executive Park, then move to South Westgate, EM Jones, and then back to Aurora Subdivision.  459.6770.

Council Meeting Agenda – 01/21/13

The following link contains the Council Agenda for the Regular City Council Meeting of January 21st, 2013.

Council Meeting Agenda – 01/21/13

Council Action Notice – 01/07/13

The following link contains the Council Action from the Regular City Council Meeting of January 7th, 2013.

Council Action Notice – 01/07/13


Beginning on Monday, January 14th, the crews will perform snow removal in subdivsions in the following order:

Johnston, Lemeta, Sunset Westgate, Hilton Park, Executive Park, South Westgate, EM Jones, Peger Lakes and then Aurora.

If you have any comments or questions, please call 459.6770

PRESS RELEASE- City Seeks Information Regarding Post Office Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 10, 2013

On Tuesday January 1, 2013 at about 5:50 p.m., the Fairbanks Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 315 Barnette Street (Post Office) for a report of a fire in the lobby. When fire fighters arrived three minutes later the fire had already been put out. Fire fighters discovered the fire actually involved a person that appeared to have been sleeping in the PO Box hallway and had caught fire. As a result of the fire, the individual sustained serious burns. He was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and later medevaced to Harborview Medical Center Burn Unit in Seattle.

At the time of the fire on New Year’s Day interviews were conducted with the persons who discovered the fire and the workers across the street who helped extinguish the fire, however, little information was available after as to the cause.

Fire officials delayed releasing the name of the victim until a reasonable attempt was made to locate and inform family members of the victim’s injuries. On Saturday 1/5/13 we were notified that the individual had passed away. The victim was identified as John Druck Wallis and the family was notified of his passing.

In the days after the fire, follow up investigation and interviews revealed there had been two people sleeping in the mail box area of the Post Office earlier New Years Day. A cab driver reported seeing two men sleeping in the Post Office in the area of the fire 20 minutes prior to the fire as he drove by. One person was lying down and one sitting up. The description was very general: native males in dark clothing.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fairbanks Fire Department at 450-6615 or the Fairbanks Police at 450-6500. Fire and Police investigators seek information in identifying who may have been in the Post Office on New Year’s Day or anyone who can provide information regarding the incident. Investigators are waiting for results of the autopsy conducted by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office to ascertain the exact cause of death.

Fire and Police investigators are looking at this incident as suspicious.


Downtown Wayfinding Project-Public Meeting Invitation:

The City of Fairbanks would like to invite the public to attend a presentation at City Hall to provide input on a proposed wayfinding project for downtown Fairbanks.  Wayfinding is a program of signs, maps, and other graphics that will make it easier for residents and visitors to navigate downtown by highlighting its attractions and destinations in an appealing and informative manner.  Please come and share your thoughts and ideas for this project.

January 16, 2013 (Wednesday) – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 800 Cushman Street.

If you would like to submit comments in writing and/or cannot attend the meeting, please submit comments by email to or by mail to:

City of Fairbanks, Attn: Jackson Fox, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Comments will be accepted at the meeting, and after the meeting until February 15, 2013.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jackson Fox at (907) 459-6758 or the email address listed above.

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