Chapter 2.08
BOROUGH ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENTS1

Sections:

2.08.010    Definitions.

2.08.020    Organizational structure.

2.08.030    Classification of departments.

2.08.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

Direct public service department” means a department whose principal function is to provide services directly to and used by the general public;

Governance department” means a department whose principal function is to perform legislative or executive functions;

Principal” means 75 percent or more of a department’s activities;

Support service department” means a department whose principal function is to provide services to other departments or in support of the borough government. (Ord. 89-001 § 4, 1989. 2004 Code § 2.16.030.)

2.08.020 Organizational structure.

A. The departments of the borough administration are as follows:

1. Office of the borough mayor;

2. Department of assessing;

3. Department of community planning;

4. Department of computer services;

5. Department of financial services;

6. Department of general services;

7. Department of library services;

8. Department of parks and recreation;

9. Department of public works;

10. Department of transportation;

11. Department of emergency operations;

12. Department of human resources.

B. The principal administrative officer of each department, except the office of the borough mayor, is the director, except as indicated below:

1. The director of the department of finance shall be known as the chief financial officer. Any reference in this code to the finance director, director of finance, or other similar title shall be deemed a reference to the chief financial officer.

2. Any reference in this code to the planning director, director of planning, director of planning and zoning or other similar title shall be deemed a reference to the director of the department of community planning.

3. Any reference in this code to the director of facilities, the director of public facilities and services, or other similar title shall be deemed a reference to the director of the department of public works.

4. Any reference in this code to executive director shall be deemed a reference to department director, and any reference to chief executive director shall be deemed a reference to chief of staff.

5. Any reference in this code to one of the departments listed in this section as a “division” shall be deemed a reference to the department indicated.

6. Any reference in this code to the personnel director or other similar title shall be deemed a reference to the director of the department of human resources.

C. The borough mayor shall assign functions or duties to the administrative departments and may transfer functions or duties from one such department to another. The work of the administrative departments may be distributed among such divisions, offices, sections and agencies thereof as may be established by the borough mayor.

D. There is created in the office of the borough mayor the position of chief of staff. The chief of staff shall supervise the administrative performance of the directors of the administrative departments, except the director of the department of human resources, and shall perform such other tasks as the borough mayor may assign. The chief of staff and the director of the department of human resources shall report to the borough mayor.

E. There is created a separate department of the borough entitled office of the borough clerk which shall perform the duties specified in Chapter 3.08 FNSBC. The borough clerk is the director of the office of the borough clerk.

F. There is created a separate department of the borough entitled department of law. The borough attorney is the director of the department of law. The department of law shall perform such duties and functions as are specified in Chapter 2.12 FNSBC and as may be assigned to it by either the mayor or the assembly. The department of law shall perform such duties and functions as may be requested by the board of education or the superintendent of schools. (Ord. 2016-40 § 5, 2016; Ord. 2004-38 § 2, 2004; Ord. 2001-27 §§ 1 – 4, 2001; amended during 12/00 supplementation; Ord. 99-020 § 12, 1999; Ord. 93-021 § 2, 1993; Ord. 91-003 § 2, 1991; Ord. 89-051 § 2, 1989; Ord. 89-045 § 2, 1989; Ord. 89-002 § 2, 1989; Ord. 89-001 § 2, 1989; Ord. 86-017 § 7, 1986; Ord. 83-153 § 2, 1983; Ord. 72-42, 1972; Ord. 70-32, 1970. 2004 Code § 2.16.010.)

2.08.030 Classification of departments.

A. The departments of the Fairbanks North Star Borough are classified into the following three categories:

1. Direct public service department;

2. Support service department;

3. Governance department.

B. The following departments and divisions are direct public service department:

1. Department of community planning;

2. Department of library services;

3. Department of parks and recreation;

4. Department of emergency operation;

5. The following divisions within departments listed under subsection (C) or (D) of this section:

a. Air quality program,

b. Health and social services,

c. Transit operations including Van Tran,

d. Solid waste collection and disposal, including hazardous waste,

e. Rural services,

f. Economic development,

g. Land management.

C. The following departments are designed as support services except for any divisions listed in subsection (B)(5) of this section:

1. Department of assessing;

2. Department of computer services;

3. Department of financial services;

4. Department of general services;

5. Department of law;

6. Department of public works;

7. Department of transportation;

8. Department of human resources;

9. The following divisions within departments listed under subsection (D) of this section:

a. Records management.

D. The following departments and divisions are designed as governance department:

1. Borough assembly;

2. Office of the borough clerk including elections;

3. Office of the mayor, except for any divisions listed in subsection (B)(5) of this section.

E. The annual budget shall be prepared to reflect these three categories of borough departments and shall provide subtotaling of figures by these three categories. (Ord. 2013-85 § 3, 2013; Ord. 2011-20 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2005-25 § 2, 2005; Ord. 2004-38 § 3, 2004; Ord. 2001-27 § 5, 2001; amended during 12/00 supplementation; Ord. 99-020 § 12, 1999; Ord. 93-021 § 3, 1993; Ord. 91-003 § 3, 1991; Ord. 89-051 § 3, 1989; Ord. 89-045 § 3, 1989; Ord. 89-001 § 3, 1989. 2004 Code § 2.16.025.)


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    For statutory provisions authorizing the assembly to establish departments and distribute administrative functions among them, see AS 29.20.

    Prior legislation: Ord. 2000-20.