**Marijuana Work Session – 4/23/18**

The City Council will hold a WORK SESSION and PUBLIC HEARING on City Marijuana Regulations (Ordinance No. 6070, as Amended) on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 5 p.m. in City Council Chambers, City Hall, 800 Cushman Street. The Public Hearing will be divided into three primary topics:

1) Number of retail marijuana stores,
2) Marijuana cultivation facility buffer zones, and
3) Onsite consumption of marijuana.

Persons wishing to speak to the Council about one or more of the above topics must complete a sign-up sheet(s) prior to speaking. Sign-ups will close at 5:15 p.m., and only those who have signed in will be allowed to speak. A person may not sign up for another individual. If time permits, there may be an open public comment period near the end of the Work Session.

City Council Audio – 04/09/2018

City Council Meeting – The following link contains the audio of the City Council Meeting that was held on April 9th, 2018.

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City Council Action Notice – 04/09/2018

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of April 9, 2018, click here.

City Council Agenda Packet – 04/09/2018

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of April 9, 2018, click here.

Jerry Norum 09/19/33 – 04/01/18

Press Release


DATE: April 2, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: Teal Soden, Communications Director, 907-987-0867,

The City of Fairbanks is sad to hear of the recent passing of former City Councilman Jerry Norum.

Mr. Norum was admitted to FMH after suffering a brain aneurysm and passed away on Sunday, April 1st around 2pm, with his family by his side.

Mr. Norum had a great love for Fairbanks which was evident in his service to the community over his lifetime. In addition to many other endeavors, Mr. Norum served several terms on the Fairbanks City Council. His most recent service as City Councilman ended in 2017.

Our thoughts are with the Norum family during this difficult time.

03/19/18 Press Release – Masonic Temple Collapse

On Saturday, March 19th, the roof of the historic Masonic Temple Collapsed.

View the official press release here:

03-19-18-Masonic Temple Collapse Press Release

City Council Action Notice – 03/19/2018

To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of April 19, 2018, click here.

Chena River Walk Open House – 3/21/18

The City of Fairbanks, in collaboration with the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) and the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF), will hold a public open house on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fairbanks City Hall Council Chambers. The purpose of the open house is to present alternative path alignments for Segment 1 of the Chena River Walk between Peger Road and the pedestrian bridge by Pioneer Park along the north bank of the Chena River. For further information or to submit comments please contact Andrew Ackerman at (907) 459-6836 or Comments may be submitted until April 23, 2018.
The public is welcome to attend.

Click HERE for more information!

City Council Agenda Packet – 03/19/2018

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of March 15, 2018, click here.

Salt Usage Downtown

With spring on the way and warmer temperatures, people start to think more about using salt to help clear ice and snow from sidewalks. The new Cushman and Noble street projects have a lot of features that can be damaged by salt. New concrete (less than a year old) can be damaged by salt. Salt can flake concrete, corrode metal and kill plants. You can help:

Reduce salt use and use the best type. Remove as much snow as possible before applying the de-icer. Combine it with other materials such as sand that can provide grittiness for traction. Applying ice melter at cold temperatures doesn’t do much good. If the daily high isn’t getting to +5F, it is best to use sand and wait for warmer weather. De-icing materials that use salts other than sodium chloride(rock salt), including calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, or calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) can reduce injury to plants.

Make applications carefully. Applications should be targeted at walkways. Don’t pile salt laden snow on landscape beds, tree wells or lawns. The flow of salt-laden runoff water should be considered so not to drain in to plants or tree wells.