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Rural Services Division

A division of the Public Works Department
Physical Address: 520 Fifth Avenue, First Floor, Suite D
Mailing Address: PO Box 71267
Fairbanks, AK 99707
Phone: 907-459-1223
Fax: 907-459-1499
ruralservices@fnsb.us

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Commissioner NEWS:
 
APRIL 2015
SERVICE AREA COMMISSIONER TRAINING
Presented by the Alaska Dept. of Transportation
Where: Westmark-Fairbanks, 813 Noble Street
When: April 15, 22, and 29, 2015
Pre-registration required before April 8th
(only 40 seats total available at each workshop)
This presentation is aimed at FNSB road service area commissioners and others needing practical technical information directly applicable to the "care and feeding" of Fairbanks area gravel roads.

Three Training Workshops include:
Part I: Gravel Road Management - A Practical Look at Gravel Road Design & Problems
April 15 - Wednesday - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Part II: Road Management Planning - This is a Two-Part Workshop
April 22 - Wednesday - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
April 29 - Wednesday - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
INSTRUCTORS: F. Lawrence Bennett, P.E., PhD; Robert McHattie, MCE, P.E., GZR Engineering
 
REGISTER at this link: DOT Training Calendar

Interior Gas Utilities (IGU) reports:
Brush Clearing for Natural Gas Pipeline has begun in North Pole Area

2015 Construction Schedule
March – May:
Vegetation clearing along Public Easements and Right of Ways.
May-September:
Excavation and construction of buried natural gas distribution pipe system.


For questions or concerns, please contact the Interior Gas Utility at 907-374-4474 or follow the link to the Clearing Map, Proposed Phase Map, and Proposed Distribution Maps on the website.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough does not have area-wide powers for road construction or maintenance, fire or police protection, water and sewer services, or other local services. A service area is a taxing jurisdiction of the Borough established at the request of the voters within a geographical area to provide certain of these services within their specific area.

The Rural Services Division provides full administration support to 107 service areas. Some of the support services provided are contracting, procurement, bill payment, engineering support, technical advice, inspection, budget management, training and research. The Division also acts as an intermediary between service area commissioners and other state and local government units. The Division is responsible for processing boundary changes, annexations, formation of new service areas, tax cap adjustment requests (as pertains to service areas), as well as recommending appointments to fill service area commission seats.

 
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Fairbanks North Star Borough

PO Box 71267

Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-1267
809 Pioneer Road

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
907.459.1000

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