City Council Agenda Packet – 06/06/2016

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of June 6, 2016, click here.

Clay Street Cemetery

After an extensive review of the process for this year’s Clay Street Cemetery Maintenance Contract request for quotes and awarding of the contract, City Administration has determined that is not in the best interest of the City to award the contract to any of the bidders.  The City had initially given notice of award to Monzingo Mowing on May 6 but later rescinded the award on May 13 after an internal review raised concerns about internal communications regarding this procurement.  The problems were internal in nature and there were no concerns about the vendor’s ability to perform the maintenance work.


The 2016 summer work associated with the Clay Street Cemetery Maintenance Contract will be performed by Public Works Department staff in addition to much needed major maintenance work to revitalize the cemetery.  The increased costs of performing all the maintenance work at the cemetery will be absorbed in the current annual public works operating budget.  The administration will work closely with staff on the 2017 procurement process for the Clay Street Cemetery Maintenance Contract later this fall.  This has been a very challenging situation for all parties involved. The City appreciates that this year  there were three responsive bidders; Monzingo Mowing, Frank the Clean-Upologist and Goundhogs, LLC,  and looks forward to their bids for next summer.

Best Wishes Rowdy!

This morning at 8AM, C Battalion Chief Rowdy Stowell ends his final shift with Fairbanks Fire Department completing 25 and one-quarter years of service with Fairbanks Fire Department. He has, in total, completed 38 years in the Fire Service, with 35 of those years as a Paramedic.

Congratulations Battalion Chief Stowell and thank you for your service to Fairbanks.

Rowdy's Retirement

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2016 –

City Hall will be closed.


Live Stream Broadcast

Please accept our apologizes for the technical difficulties with our live streaming of the city council meeting last night. Just as a reminder, you can always listen live on AM 970.

Council Action Notice – 05/23/2016

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

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!”

Clean up day crew 2016

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

Volunteer Chaplain Team 003


CASE: 16‐1499
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