FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH

907 Terminal St. Fairbanks AK 99701 (907) 459-1000

Planning Commission (Covid-19)

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STAY CONNECTED WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION

PARTICIPATING IN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS DURING COVID-19

Quick Take:

The Planning Commission has transitioned to a hybrid meeting that allows limited in-person and telephonic participation at all public meetings. Because in person citizen attendance in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers is limited, telephonic or remote citizen participation continues to be encouraged.

  • The main doors of the Juanita Helms Administration Center will be open a half hour before the start of the meeting.

•  Social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet is required at the Juanita Helms Administration Center and in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers.

•  Face coverings or masks are required at the Juanita Helms Administration Center and in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers.  

•  15 public seats are available in the Chambers. Once all 15 seats are occupied, additional citizens will be asked to socially distance in the lobby until a chair in the Chambers becomes available. Audio of the meeting will not be available in the lobby.

•  There is a one way traffic flow in the Chambers. Citizens are asked to observe posted signs and floor markings indicating traffic flow.​

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

Sign up for in person participation is available by calling the Department of Community Planning Office at 459-1260.

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

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 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS

There are 2 ways to listen to Planning Commission meetings. 1) Zoom 2) FNSB Live Webcasts from the website fnsb.us

ZOOM

The Planning Commission is using Zoom to conduct its meetings. Citizens can listen via Zoom by clicking on the link below. This link will be updated routinely to reflect any upcoming meetings.  

Meeting: Planning Commission, June 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://fnsb.zoom.us/j/96965905437

Telephone: Dial 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)


Webinar ID: 969 6590 5437



STREAM

All Planning Commission 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 1 week prior to a meeting. Paper copies of agendas are available on meeting days in front of the reception desk in the lobby of the Juanita Helms Administration Center.

 

HOW TO PROVIDE TESTIMONY

 TELEPHONIC TESTIMONY DURING PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS

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

To complete the form, enter your first and last name, email address, phone number for the Clerk to call you during the meeting, and subject. Subjects are Citizens Comments A, Citizens Comments B; or a specific public hearing item.

 

IN PERSON TESTIMONY DURING PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS

To sign up for in person testimony call the Department of Community Planning Office at (907) 459-1260. After all citizens who have signed up are given an opportunity to speak, any citizen appearing in person who hasn't signed up will be given an opportunity to speak.


WRITTEN TESTIMONY

Written testimony for quasi-judicial hearing items may be submitted by completing an affidavit application located at: http://www.fnsb.us/cp/Documents/PCTestimonyAffidavit.pdf or by requesting a paper application by calling the Department of Community Planning at 459-1260. The deadline for submittal of the application and testimony is the Monday of the week prior to the hearing date. The Commission Chair will determine whether written testimony on a quasi-judicial item will be accepted.

To submit written testimony for legislative or public hearing items you may submit your comments by using the contact form below or send an email to planning@fnsb.us

 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TESTIFYING TELEPHONICALLY

Public testimony will be heard from citizens in the order in which they have signed up. The Clerk will call those citizens who have signed up to testify at the phone number provided when it is their turn to speak. Please note: If you do not answer the phone we will move to the next person on list. 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 will begin.

Helpful Hints: You will be called by an out-of-state number. 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. Speak clearly and loudly. Wait to be called on by the Commission Chair before you speak. 


WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TESTIFYING IN PERSON

Public testimony will be heard from citizens in the order in which they have signed up. The Chair of the meeting will call forward those citizens who have signed up to testify, whether telephonic or in person. Please note: Face masks and social distancing of at least 6 feet is required of those attending in person. There is a one way traffic flow in the Juanita Helms Administration Center and the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, as indicated by the floor markings. Please observe all floor markings and posted signs.  Please review the mitigation plans posted on this webpage for more information.  ​


CURRENT MEETING AGENDA

Click here​ to download a copy of the agenda for the June 23, 2020 meeting. ​​​

After reviewing the agenda, complete one of the forms below to sign up to testify.

When signing up to testify telephonically, indicate in the subject line either Citizen Comments A, Citizen Comments B, or a specific public hearing item. 


Citizens Comments A: Citizen m​ay speak on agenda items not scheduled for public hearing such as, Unfinished Business, New Business.

Citizens Comment B: Citizen may speak on any matter not appearing on the agenda. 

Public Hearing items or Legislative Hearing items: Citizen may speak on specific public or legislative hearing items.​

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