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FNSB 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

Commissioner NEWS:


Service Area Tax Cap

Agenda: understanding the Tax Cap; Why increase the Tax Cap; Tax Cap reduction; Tax Cap election request; and Timelines

August 13, 2014 -- Wednesday -- 12:00pm
August 13, 2014 -- Wednesday -- 5:30pm
August 20, 2014 -- Wednesday -- 12:30pm

Location: Rural Services Training Room
520 5th Ave, 1st Floor, Suite D

Call to register: 459-1223

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.