To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of June 6, 2016, click here.
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 The City had initially given notice of award to Monzingo Mowing on May 6 but later rescinded the award on May 13 after an internal review raised concerns about internal communications regarding this procurement.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.
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.
In observance of Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2016 –
City Hall will be closed.
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.
To view the City Council Action Notice from the Regular Meeting of May 9, 2016, click here.
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!”
To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of May 23, 2016, click here.
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
- 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org