Fairbanks Mayor David Pruhs updates Fairbanks Chamber on city projects

Mayor David Pruhs outlined projects at the greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 4:56 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Fairbanks Mayor David Pruhs spoke at the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, January 17.

The mayor outlined several projects taken on by his administration, including the hiring of new police officers and securing a new fire truck for the city.

According to Pruhs, his primary focus so far has been to have a team of snow plows ready when they’re needed.

The plan to demolish the Polaris building has faced speedbumps, including unforeseen contaminants like polychlorinated biphenyl which has to be shipped out of state.

However, the mayor assured the chamber that progress is being made. “The plan is to knock down the annex building, then to go to what we call the tower and take everything out of it we can, remediate everything that we can in that building over the summer, remove all the contaminants, sheet rock, pigeons, everything... everything that we have and everything that we can, and get that ready for the next round, which is just the concrete,” Pruhs said.

Next Tuesday, January 24, the chamber will hear from Colonel David Berkland from Eielson Air Force Base for a “State of the Wing” address.