Recommended projects for borough’s Capital Improvement Program move forward to public comment
The public has a chance to look at the list of projects nominated for the borough's Capital Improvement Program. This new approach by Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Bryce Ward accepted nominations from the public on what borough buildings and properties they want to see renovated. The projects range from safety and accessibility improvements, to increasing recreational opportunities.
There was lengthy discussion at the borough assembly meeting on Thursday night about whether this is too many projects to bring to the public.
Assembly member Aaron Lojewski proposed removing several projects from the list, citing that the public will see this as a spending spree. Ward asked that they bring the whole list of recommended projects through the public comment period and let residents give feedback on the projects.
"I would much rather us get it into the list to start out with, let it bake for a month, and then depending on the feedback we hear back from the community, like ‘hey I don't like this one, I do like that one.’ I want to make sure we've got all of the projects out there for folks to consider first," said Ward.
A project to create welcomes signs to the Fairbanks North Star Borough was removed.
Public testimony will be on January 16, 2020 to hear from the public on the proposed projects.
For the full list of projects and more information on the program go to fnsb.us/CIP.