Ordinance 2004-69 created six Service Area
District Councils. The district council concept encourages service areas to
meet collectively to share experiences, learn from each other and allows the gathering
and communication of common or widespread problems, goals, and concerns to the
Mayor and Assembly.
Collectively the six district councils: Salcha, Badger, Chena Hot Springs Road, Farmer’s Loop,
North Borough, and West Borough, encompass most of the Borough’s geographic
The chairperson of each service area
located within the District Council geographic boundaries shall serve on the
district council. The chairperson may appoint an alternate from the road
service area to serve on the district council. There will be only one vote on
district council matters from each service area.
A. Prioritize the district’s upgrade and
B. Explore possible cost savings using
collective purchasing power;
C. Recommend to the Mayor and Assembly
needed changes or other solutions to problems experienced by service areas
within the district;
D. Promote communication within the service
areas in the district, and between the service areas and the Mayor and Assembly;
E. Communicate with other councils.
District Council meetings are advertised on
the Borough News page in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner and listed on the
Borough’s website under Public Notices. Meetings are held as necessary and do
not have quorum requirements.
The chair of each district council shall be
the representative on the Assembly Road Service Area Committee (ARSAC). If the
chair chooses not to serve as the representative, the chair may appoint a
member of the district council to serve as the district council representative
to the ARSAC. The chair may appoint a representative who is not a member of the
council only if no member of the council is willing to serve on the ARSAC. Any
appointed representative shall serve at the pleasure of the chair.