Fairbanks North Star Borough
REGULAR ASSEMBLY MEETING AGENDA
October 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
This meeting will be held at or hosted from the
Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers
Juanita Helms Administration Center
907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, AK

This meeting will be conducted in-person and by zoom or zoom-only with consideration given to the Borough Operational Status and if the Juanita Helms Administration Center is otherwise open to the public. Please visit https://www.fnsb.gov/415/Stay-Connected-with-the-Assembly or contact the Borough Clerk’s Office (907) 459-1401. Masks are requested to be worn in the Assembly Chambers.

1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

NONSECTARIAN INVOCATION

3.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4.

ROLL CALL

5.

REQUEST FOR REMOVAL OF ITEMS FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND ANY OTHER PROCEDURAL MOTIONS

6.

CITIZENS' COMMENTS - Each person's comments limited to 3 minutes (Citizens' Comments shall recess at 6:50 p.m. for public hearing)


6.a. A citizen may speak on agenda items not scheduled for public hearing
       (Memorandums, Bid Awards, Unfinished Business [items postponed
       from previous meetings, reconsideration, or notice of intent to
       rescind], Resolutions, or Ordinances being advanced to a public
       hearing on a different date). Citizens' comments on Board of
       Adjustment matters are not permitted.

6.b. Items that are not scheduled on the agenda.

7.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA AND CONSENT AGENDA


Approval of the consent agenda passes all routine items indicated by an asterisk (*) on the agenda. Consent agenda items are not considered separately unless an Assemblymember so requests. Note: If the consent item to be removed is an ordinance up to be introduced, advanced, or referred, it takes two Assemblymembers to remove the item from the consent agenda. In the event of such a request, the item is returned to the general agenda.

8.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

8.a.

*Regular Assembly Meeting minutes of October 14, 2021.

9.

COMMUNICATIONS TO THE ASSEMBLY

9.a.

Memorandum from April Trickey, Borough Clerk, regarding certification of the Fairbanks North Star Borough October 5, 2021 Regular Municipal Election.

9.b.

*Memorandum from Mayor Ward recommending the appointment of Kevin McKinley to the Planning Commission.

9.c.

*Memorandum from Mayor Ward recommending the appointment of various road service area commissioners.

10.

MESSAGES FROM THE BOROUGH MAYOR

10.a.

Brief update on the COVID-19 public health emergency.

10.b.

Other Messages.

11.

REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

12.

REPORTS FROM REPRESENTATIVES


12.a. Report from the City of Fairbanks Representative.

12.b. Report from the City of North Pole Representative.

12.c. Report from the School Board Representative.

13.

SPECIAL ORDERS - Public Hearing at or after 7:00 p.m. (each person's comments limited to 3 minutes)


13.a.

Swear-In of Newly Elected Officials

  • Borough Mayor
  • Borough Assembly Seats A, F and G
  • Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility Board (IGU) At-Large Seat A and B
13.b.

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-32

A Resolution Identifying And Approving Capital Projects For Inclusion In The Capital Improvement Program. (Sponsor: Assembly Finance Committee)

13.c.

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-36

A Resolution Providing Comments To The Alaska Redistricting Board Regarding The Reapportionment Of Legislative Districts In The Fairbanks North Star Borough. (Sponsor: Assemblymember O'Neall)

13.d.

ORDINANCE NO. 2021-27

An Ordinance Amending Fairbanks North Star Borough Code Of Ordinances Titles 4, 15, 17, And 18 Regarding Appeals From Decisions And Determinations Of The Planning Director, Platting Board, And Planning Commission. (Sponsors: Assemblymembers Cooper, Williams and Sanford)

14.

CONSIDERATION OF CALENDAR - Unfinished Business


NONE
15.

CITIZENS' COMMENTS - Each person's comments limited to 3 minutes (continuation if needed)


15.a. Items that are not scheduled for public hearing - continuation.

16.

CONSIDERATION OF CALENDAR - New Business - Resolutions

16.a.

RESOLUTION NO. 2021-37

A Resolution Supporting The Development Of A Trail Connecting Birch Hill Recreation Area To The Creamers Field Trails System To Include A Steese Expressway Trail Underpass. (Sponsors: Mayor Ward and Assemblymembers Williams and Cooper)

16.b.

*RESOLUTION NO. 2021-38

A Resolution Thanking And Honoring Marna Sanford For Her Service On The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. (Sponsor: FNSB Assembly)

16.c.

*RESOLUTION NO. 2021-39

A Resolution Thanking And Honoring Liz Lyke For Her Service On The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. (Sponsor: FNSB Assembly)

16.d.

*RESOLUTION NO. 2021-40

A Resolution Thanking And Honoring Leah Berman Williams For Her Service On The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. (Sponsor: FNSB Assembly)

17.

CONSIDERATION OF CALENDAR - New Business - Ordinances To Be Referred To Committees or Commissions


NONE
18.

CONSIDERATION OF CALENDAR - New Business - Ordinances To Be Introduced And Advanced To Public Hearing

18.a.

*ORDINANCE NO. 2021-20-1F

An Ordinance Amending The FY 2021-22 Budget By Appropriating $204,258 In Federal Pass-Through Grant Funding And $22,695 In Local Matching Funds From The General Fund Fund Balance To The Capital Projects Fund For The Isberg Recreation Area East-West Multi-Use Trail Reconstruction Phase II Project. (Sponsor: Mayor Ward)
(Refer to the Finance Committee on November 4, 2021; Advance to November 10, 2021 for Public Hearing)

18.b.

*ORDINANCE NO. 2021-20-1G

An Ordinance Amending The FY 2021-22 Budget By Appropriating $10,403,343 In Federal Grant Funds To The Transit Enterprise Projects Fund For The Transit Administration And Maintenance Facility Project. (Sponsor: Mayor Ward)
(Refer to the Finance Committee on November 4, 2021; Advance to November 10, 2021 for Public Hearing)

18.c.

*ORDINANCE NO. 2021-20-1H

An Ordinance Amending The FY 2021-22 Budget By Appropriating $74,987 In Federal Pass-Through Grant Funding And $8,332 In Local Matching Funds From The General Fund Fund Balance To The Capital Projects Fund For The Chena Lake Recreation Area River Park Trail Reroute Project. (Sponsor: Mayor Ward)
(Refer to the Finance Committee on November 4, 2021; Advance to November 10, 2021 for Public Hearing)

19.

CITIZENS' COMMENTS - Each person's comments limited to 3 minutes (continuation if needed)


19.b. Items that are not scheduled on the agenda.

20.

ASSEMBLYMEMBERS' COMMENTS

21.

ADJOURNMENT

23.

ACTION MEMO - REGULAR ASSEMBLY MEETING

THE AGENDA ITEMS AS LISTED MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED IN SEQUENCE. THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO INCLUDE THE DELETION OF ITEMS OR EXECUTIVE SESSIONS, IF NEEDED.