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UNOFFICIAL 2015 Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Distribution

The City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Committee submitted their recommended allocations for the 2015 distribution of grant funds at their noon meeting on December 15, 2014.  The below allocations will not be made official until approved by Resolution of the City Council at the January 5, 2015 Regular City Council Meeting.

2015 UNOFFICIAL Hotel/Motel Discretionary Fund Grant Distribution

City Representatives Meet with Interior Delegates

Earlier this week, Mayor Eberhart, City Council Members, and Departments Heads met with the Interior Delegates of the Alaska State Legislature to discuss funding requests. Projects the City of Fairbanks would like to move forward with include the following items:
Fuel Storage Tank Replacements and Upgrades. This project would replace aging fuel storage tanks and allow for expansion of fuel storage capacity so that the City has at least 10 days worth of fuel or emergency vehicles and heavy equipment in the event of an emergency.Local Road Reconstruction. This summer’s rainfall made maintenance of 30+ year old roads difficult at best.

Emergency Service Patrol. The expansion of this service to encompass more area over increased hours has had a significantly beneficial impact on the community and emergency responders. This is a mandated service that protects a vulnerable population in our community.

Ambulance Replacement & Cardiac Equipment Upgrades. This would allow the Fairbanks Fire Department to take a 2003 ambulance off of first line response and purchase a new ambulance with needed cardiac equipment.

Information Technology (IT) Disaster Recovery Site. The IT Department would like to create a back up site for our information and possibly even information for the State of Alaska too!

Police Department Evidence Facility. The current secondary evidence building houses large items, such as vehicles and archived records. The building is over 50 years old and is in need of replacement.

Fire Station 3 Emergency Management Storage. Larger pieces of equipment are stored outside and the weather elements make it hard on equipment.

Next step is to meet with the Legislators again in in the late Winter/Early Spring and see if the City of Fairbanks can garner funding toward these projects.

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Council Action Notice – 12/08/14

To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of December 8, 2014 click the following link:

Council Action Notice – 12/08/2014

Council Agenda Packet – 12/08/14

To view the Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of December 8, 2014 click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – 12/08/2014

Council Action Notice – 12/01/14

To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of December 1, 2014 click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 12/01/2014

Mayors Note: December Edition

Mayor Eberhart continues to make communication with you his priority. One of the ways we can accomplish this is by providing a monthly newsletter covering topics and events the City is involved in. We hope you find this helpful and informative and would appreciate your comments and thoughts anytime at 907.459.6793.Thank you, Amber.

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Council Agenda Packet – 12/01/14

To view the Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of December 1, 2014 click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – 12/01/2014

Council Action Notice – 11/24/14

To view the Council Action from the Regular Meeting of November 24, 2014 click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 11/24/2014

Captain Tom Monicken Receives Life Saving Award

Captain Tom Monicken received a “Life Saving Award” for the rescue of a person who was in danger of plummeting from a building last year. The City of Fairbanks is proud to have heroes like Tom on our team!
Left to right: Battalion Chief Rowdy Stowell, Captain Tom Monicken, and Mayor John Eberhart. Photo: Amber Courtney

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City Welcomes New Chief of Police Randall Aragon

Fairbanks Chief of Police Randall Aragon was sworn in last night at the City Council meeting by City Clerk Janey Hovenden. Mayor Eberhart introduced and welcomed Chief Aragon. Chief Aragon will be very involved in the community and his expertise will serve our community well.

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