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City Council Audio – 05/23/2016

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City Council Meeting that was held on May 23rd, 2016.
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City Clean Up Day

Last Saturday May 7th, was clean-up day for our City of Fairbanks.  We had a great showing of support, including City employees who volunteered to come out and help.  Public Works had 19 employees that helped clean over at the Johansson snow dump, on Van Horn and on Lathrop.  They also collected garbage along the fence line where garbage seems to collect.  As the picking up of garbage was winding down, the city crews brought out several garbage trucks and went down the roads collecting all the bags of garbage that were gathered throughout the city.  Everyone worked hard to see that this day was a success.

Afterwards, the crews went over to Pioneer Park (Alaskaland) and enjoyed the BBQ that was held for all the volunteers’.  One of the employees stated “It was a good day.  We cleaned up and had fun too!”

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City Council Agenda Packet – 05/23/2016

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of May 23, 2016, click here.

Chaplain Program Announced

Fairbanks Police Department announced Tuesday May 17th the formation of the new Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) Chaplain Volunteer Program.  This new program consists of five volunteer Chaplains with varied backgrounds and denominations from across the community.

The primary purpose of the FPD Chaplains Program is to assist officers who, in the course of their duties encounter persons in crisis and other stressful situations.  The FPD Chaplains will be available to provide comfort, counseling, ministry and spiritual guidance to Departmental personnel in response to line of duty incidents for officers and their family if they so desire.

In addition, the Police Chaplains may be called upon to assist officers in their service to the public in a variety of situations, including but not limited to; death notification, homicide/suicide cases, fatal or serious injury accidents, critical incidents, and providing aid or comfort to victims and families.

The Police Chaplains’ duties will include:

  • Attending department staff meetings upon invitation
  • Attending departmental functions, such as
    • Promotions
    • Award Presentations
    • Dinners and other social events
    • Academy graduations
    • Provide invocation and/or benediction at events/functions upon request
  • Attending (or have attended) the Fairbanks Police Department Citizen Police Academy
  • Attending (or have attended) the ICPC Basic Certification Course (min 3.5 CEU or 35 hours training) and complete the Basic Chaplain Credential program.

The new program will organize the volunteer chaplains as a Chaplain Team, with one member acting as Team Leader.  Members of the new FPD Chaplain Team announced on Tuesday are from left to right:

Chaplain Jonathan Bagwill

Chaplain Stephen Reed

Chaplain Steve Sabens –Team Leader

Chaplain Joe Blackburn

Chaplain Angela Jones

 

Deputy Chief Brad Johnson is the Chaplain Program Manager

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PRESS STATEMENT‐Homicide

PRESS STATEMENT‐Homicide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2016
CASE: 16‐1499
FAIRBANKS, Alaska
On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at approximately 12:48 am, the Fairbanks Police Department responded to 1509 25th Avenue  for  a  report  of  an  assault.   Upon  arrival,  officers  discovered  CLAUDIUS  JACKSON,  DOB  11/15/87,  Fairbanks resident, lying on the living room floor with multiple stab wounds. JACKSON was transported to FMH for treatments. JACKSON later succumbed to his injuries at approximately 6:00 am. His next of kin has been notified.
On  Wednesday,  May  18,  2016  at  approximately  1:00  am,  CHARLES  PETER  YASKA,  DOB  4/2/93,  Fairbanks  resident, turned himself in to Fairbanks Police. He was arrested for Murder in the 2nd Degree and on and unrelated outstanding warrant.
The  investigation  into  this  incident  is  continuing  and  anyone  with  information  regarding  this  incident  should  contact DETECTIVE MALLOY at the Fairbanks Police Department at 907‐450‐6500 and reference case 16‐1499
PIO Contact: Yumi McCulloch, 907‐388‐0909 ydmcculloch@ci.fairbanks.ak.us

Street Sweeping – Please remove vehicles

Street Sweeping, Wednesday May 18, 2016 – Beginning at 8:00 am – Please remove all vehicles.

The Arctic Park Subdivision will be swept on Wednesday May 18th.  Please remove all vehicles from the public streets.  Normal working hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please plan accordingly.  Streets will be accessible, but not for parking.  This will affect the following streets:  Kennicott, Lathrop, 16th, Wildrose, McCarty, Ash, Bluebell and Buttercup.

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Senior Recognition Day

City of Fairbanks Chief of Staff Jeff Jacobson (right) and Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshal Kyle Green (left) attended Senior Recognition Day hosted by the Fairbanks North Star Borough at the Carlson Center today.

Mr. Jacobson recognized and presented awards to several of Fairbanks’ distinguished older adults. DFM Green met with attendees to promote fire safety and fall prevention for Older Adults.

Thank you to all of our Older Adults who have contributed so much to the success of our City.

Jeff and Kyle

Fairbanks Surplus Auction Saturday, May 14th

The City of Fairbanks will be holding an Impound Vehicle and City Surplus Auction this Saturday, May 14th. Preview and pre-bidder registration will be Friday, May 13th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00.   Gates will open at 9 AM on auction day and registration will begin at 9 AM with the auction starting at 10 AM. The auction will be held at the Public Works Facility located at 2121 Peger Road. Access will be through the Davis Road gate.  Signs will be posted for directions and parking area. A catalog of items will available at the preview on Friday, auction day and on the city website at http://www.fairbanksalaska.us.

 

Direct link to catalog: http://www.fairbanksalaska.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/5-14-16-AUCTION-CATALOG-Updated-5-11-16-432pm.pdf

Direct link to photos City items (may take a few moments to load): http://cityoffairbanks.businesscatalyst.com/assets/5-14-16%20Auction%20pictures%20updated.pdf

Direct link to photos of impounded vehicles: http://www.dandlauction.com/city-of-fairbanks.html

 

*** Important Note:  The City of Fairbanks will no longer perform “VIN Verification Inspections” for impound vehicles. ***

The successful bidder will be responsible to comply with DMV requirements.

Bidders purchasing more than four (4) vehicles may be granted additional time

Auctioneer services by D&L Auction, 907-488-4881 or www.dandlauction.com

Pre-registration for bidders will be available Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM during inspection.

To register you must have a valid ID.

There is no charge to register.

There is no buyer’s premium.

This is a public outcry auction.

No minimum bids.

All items are “Sold as is, Where is”, without warranty or guarantee.

Catalog will indicate type of violation and if keys may be available.

Impound vehicles will NOT be started.

All Sales are Final.

Acceptable payment:  Cash, Visa or MasterCard (Note: a credit card processing fee may apply)

All items must be paid for in full the day of the auction.

All items must be removed no later than 4:00 pm on the Monday following the auction.

Items may not be removed until paid in full.

It is the successful bidder’s responsibility to remove auction items.

Vehicles may not be started and items may not be removed until the auction bidding is completed.

The City will not jump start or otherwise mechanically assist with impound vehicles.

The City will not provide Vehicle inspections; this must be scheduled with DMV.

The City does not provide one-way trip passes.

The City will provide documents to the successful bidder to obtain clear title from the State DMV office; process these documents at the State of Alaska DMV office, they are not open on Saturdays, call 451-5190 for their business hours.

You are encouraged to remove your items the day of the auction; the lot will be open until 5 PM the day of the auction, private towing companies are on-site to offer their services.  We will be closed on Sunday and will be open again the Monday following the auction from 10:00 AM to 4 PM.  All items must be removed no later than 4:00 pm on the Monday following the auction.  Additional time may be granted, at City discretion, for purchases of more than four (4) vehicles.

For more information call 907-459-6762.  After the Auction call 907- 459-6770.

 

 

Courtney Sheen

Clerk/Dispatcher

 

City of Fairbanks Public Works Department

2121 Peger Road

Fairbanks, AK  99709

OFFICE:  (907) 459-6770

DIRECT: (907) 459-6822

FAX:  (907) 456-6276

 

http://www.fairbanksalaska.us

 

Council Action Notice – 05/09/2016

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of May 9, 2016, click here.

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