Mayor’s Note – February 2014: Volume 1 Issue 1

Mayor Eberhart is making communication with you a top priority.  Once a month we aim to publish the “Mayor’s Note,” a newsletter covering topics and events the City is involved in.  Communication is best when it’s a dialogue, so please contact us if you have ideas, suggestions, or comments.  We have a “Suggestion” button on the site and you can always contact me at 907.459.6793.  Thank you, Mayor Eberhart.Mayor's Note, Volume 1 Issue 1

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Statement from Mayor Eberhart

I am sad to hear of the loss of life of two members of our community. My prayers go to the families of those who died in the fire, to the person who was seriously burned, and to those whose lives have been uprooted. I applaud and am grateful, however, for the fast and effective rescue efforts of firefighters from the City of Fairbanks and other fire departments. They saved the lives of many persons.

As a community, let’s pitch in to help in the best way we can, by making donations to the Red Cross. The statewide link for the Red Cross allows for local donations: www.redcross.org/ak/anchorage

Mayor John Eberhart

City Board & Commission Vacancies

Have you ever considered serving on a City Board or Commission?  This is a great way to stay informed and involved with your Fairbanks community.  To check current vacancies and to see which seats you may qualify for, visit our Boards and Commissions page.  If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 459-6771 or email cityclerk@ci.fairbanks.ak.us.

Photo Credit

A musher and dog team race down Second Avenue in downtown Fairbanks during the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race. Special thanks to: Jade Frank / FCVB

A musher and dog team race down Second Avenue in downtown Fairbanks during the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race. Special thanks to: Jade Frank / FCVB

 

Curtains of northern lights illuminate the sky north of Fairbanks. Special thanks to: Tomjii / Aurora Borealis Lodge / FCVB

Curtains of northern lights illuminate the sky north of Fairbanks. Special thanks to: Tomjii / Aurora Borealis Lodge / FCVB

 

Overhead view of the Downtown Market in Golden Heart Plaza. Special thanks to the Downtown Association / FCVB

Overhead view of the Downtown Market in Golden Heart Plaza. Special thanks to the Downtown Association / FCVB

 

Nature trail at Creamer's Field. Special thanks to Sherman Hogue / FCVB

Nature trail at Creamer’s Field. Special thanks to: Sherman Hogue / FCVB

 

Morning at Creamer's Field. Special thanks to Sherman Hogue / FCVB

Morning at Creamer’s Field. Special thanks to: Sherman Hogue / FCVB

 

Fairbanks as seen by helicopter. Special thanks to: Eagle Eye Gallery

Fairbanks as seen by helicopter. Special thanks to: Eagle Eye Gallery

 

A musher and team of dogs on the trail during the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Special thanks to: Susan Keltner / FCVB

A musher and team of dogs on the trail during the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Special thanks to: Susan Keltner / FCVB

 

A winter sunset over Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Special thanks to: Sherman Hogue / FCVB

A winter sunset over Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Special thanks to: Sherman Hogue / FCVB

 

City Hall in summer. Special thanks to: Ryan Rickels

City Hall in summer. Special thanks to: Ryan Rickels, City of Fairbanks

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Council Action Notice – 01/20/14

To view the Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of January 20, 2014 click the following link:

Council Action Notice – 01/20/2014

Council Agenda Packet – 01/20/2014

To view the Agenda Packet for the Regular City Council Meeting of January 20, 2014, visit the below link:

Council Agenda Packet – 01/20/2014

Council Action Notice – 01/06/14

To view the Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of January 6, 2014, visit the following link:

Council Action 01/06/2014

City of Fairbanks and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Members of the negotiating teams for the City and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are hard at work trying to reach agreement on a new contract. Pictured on the left are Mayor Eberhart, lead negotiator for the City, with Paul Ewers, City Attorney and assisting negotiator. The group on the right includes John Ferree, Assistant Business Manager and lead negotiator for IBEW, Denise Kendrick, Chief Steward and negotiator, and Steve Anderson, Shop Steward for IBEW.Jan 2014 163