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PARTICIPATING IN BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETINGS DURING COVID-19

Quick Take:

Fairbanks North Star Borough Board and Commission meetings are currently being conducted via Zoom. 

Sign up for telephonic participation remains available by completing the form on this webpage or by calling the Department of Community Planning at 907-459-1260.

THESE PROCEDURES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN AND PRIOR TO ATTENDING A BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETING.  

 

Detailed Information: 

Full Mitigation Plan for the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers

Full Mitigation Plan for the Juanita Helms Administration Center

 

HOW TO LISTEN TO BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETINGS

 There are 2 ways to listen to meetings. 1) Zoom 2) FNSB Live Webcasts from the website @ fnsb.gov. 

 

ZOOM

Fairbanks North Star Borough is using Zoom to conduct its meetings. Citizens can access the Zoom participation information from the meeting agenda.  

 

STREAM 

 All meetings are live streamed through FNSB Live Webcasts. Click here for information on how to stream from our webpage .

HOW TO OBTAIN AGENDAS 

Agendas are available online at least 10 days prior to a meeting @ https://www.fnsb.gov/AgendaCenter

Paper copies of agendas and meeting packets are available on meeting days at the front entrance of the JHAC or in the main lobby on the first floor if the facility is open to the public. 


HOW TO PROVIDE TESTIMONY

 TELEPHONIC TESTIMONY DURING A BOARD OR COMMISSION MEETING

To sign up for telephonic testimony complete the Sign-Up for Telephonic Testimony form or call the Department of Community Planning Office at 907-459-1260. 

To complete the form, enter your first and last name, email address, a phone number for the Clerk to call you at during the meeting if necessary, the Board or Commission name and the subject to which you wish to speak. The subject options are: Citizens Comments A, Citizens Comments B; or a specific public hearing item.  

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TESTIFYING TELEPHONICALLY

Public testimony will be heard from citizens in the order in which they have signed up.  Once you are placed into the meeting, the Commission Chair will ask that you state your name, spell your last name, and provide your neighborhood or place of residence for the record. A sworn oath may be required and then your 3 minutes of testimony will begin.

Helpful Hints: 

  • Through Zoom, the Clerk will use an out-of-state number to connect you to the meeting (if necessary).  
  • Once you answer, you will be asked to press the number 1 to join the meeting. 
  • If you are listening to the meeting on another device or in a room with another audio device with speakers, move away from that device or turn it off when it is your turn to speak. 
  • Wait to be called on by the Commission Chair before you speak.
  • Speak clearly and loudly.