Division 2. Service Area District Councils

Chapter 14.12
SERVICE AREA DISTRICT COUNCILS

Sections:

14.12.010    Establishment of service area district councils.

14.12.020    Service area district council membership and representation.

14.12.030    Assembly road service area committee membership.

14.12.040    Powers and duties.

14.12.050    Procedures and miscellaneous matters.

14.12.010 Establishment of service area district councils.

There is hereby established six service area district councils with the geographic boundaries as shown on the map entitled “Service Area District Council Geographical Boundaries” in the clerk’s office and further described as follows:

A. District 1 – Salcha. Commencing at the confluence of the Chena River flood control levee and the north bank of the Tanana River; thence northeasterly along the flood control levee to the Chena River; thence generally easterly along the center of the Chena River to the confluence with the east fork of the Chena River (also known as the middle fork); thence easterly along the center of the east fork of the Chena River to where its headwaters meet with the Fairbanks North Star Borough boundary; thence easterly along the FNSB boundary for approximately 25 miles until the boundary turns to the south; thence continuing to follow the FNSB boundary generally south for approximately 32 miles until the boundary turns to the west, which forms the southern FNSB boundary; thence continuing to follow the southern FNSB boundary generally west for approximately 70 miles to its intersection with the Tanana River; thence generally north-northwesterly along the north bank of the Tanana River for approximately 45 miles to the intersection with the Chena flood control levee and the point of beginning for this description.

B. District 2 – Badger. Commencing at the confluence of the Chena River flood control levee and the north bank of the Tanana River; thence northeasterly along the flood control levee to the Chena River; thence generally northwesterly along the center of the Chena River to its intersection with the section line between Sections 10 and 11, T1S, R2E; thence north along the eastern section line of Sections 10 and 3, T1S, R2E to the northeast corner of Section 3, T1S, R2E and the Fairbanks base line; thence west along the Fairbanks base line 6.5 miles to the intersection with the eastern boundary of the city of Fairbanks; thence generally southerly along the city of Fairbanks boundary to the intersection with the north bank of the Tanana River; thence generally east-southeast along the north bank of the Tanana River to the confluence of the Chena River flood control levee and the north bank of the Tanana River and the point of beginning for this description.

C. District 3 – Chena Hot Springs Road. Commencing at intersection of the Steese Highway and the Fairbanks base line, which coincides with the northern boundary of the city limits of the city of Fairbanks; thence generally east along the northern Fairbanks city limits, through Section 36, T1N, R1W, and Sections 31, 32, and 33, T1N, R1E to Section 34, T1N, R1E; thence east along the north section line of Section 34 approximately 0.5 mile; thence south along the east boundary of the city of Fairbanks to the intersection with the Fairbanks base line; thence east along the Fairbanks base line 6.5 miles to the northeast corner of Section 3, T1S, R2E; thence south along the eastern section line of Sections 3 and 10, T1S, R2E to the intersection with the Chena River; thence generally easterly along the center of the Chena River to the confluence with the east fork of the Chena River (also known as the middle fork); thence easterly along the center of the east fork of the Chena River to where its headwaters meet with the Fairbanks North Star Borough boundary; thence generally west-northwest along the FNSB boundary for approximately 68 miles to an intersection with a ridgeline that separates the Chena River drainage from the Chatanika River drainage, located in the northwest quarter of Section 9, T5N, R8E; thence generally west along a ridgeline that separates the Chena River drainage from the Chatanika River drainage for a distance of approximately 35 miles to the intersection of the ridgeline with the corner of Sections 9, 10, 15, and 16, T3N, R3E; thence south along the eastern section line of Sections 16, 21, 28, and 33, T3N, R3E and Section 4, T2N, R3E to the southeast corner of Section 4; thence west along the southern section line of Sections 4 and 5, T2N, R3E to the southwest corner of Section 5; thence south along the eastern section lines of Sections 7, 18, 19 and 30, T2N, R3E to the southeast corner of Section 30; thence west along the southern section lines of Section 30, T2N, R3E and continuing along the southern section lines of Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, T2N, R2E, and continuing along southern section lines of Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29, T2N, R1E to the intersection with the Steese Highway; thence generally south along the centerline of the Steese Highway to the intersection of the Steese Highway and the Fairbanks base line and the point of beginning of this description.

D. District 4 – Farmer’s Loop. Commencing at intersection of the Steese Highway and the Fairbanks base line, which coincides with the northern boundary of the city limits of the city of Fairbanks; thence generally north along the centerline of the Steese Highway to the intersection with Goldstream Road; thence west along the centerline of Goldstream Road to the crossing of Goldstream Creek; thence generally west along the center of Goldstream Creek to the intersection with the western section line of Section 24, T1N, R2W; thence south along the western section lines of Sections 24, 25, and 36, T1N, R2W to the intersection with Sheep Creek Road; thence generally east along the centerline of Sheep Creek Road to the intersection with Tanana Farm Road; thence continuing generally east along the centerline of Tanana Farm Road to the intersection with Tanana Loop Road; thence east along the centerline of Tanana Loop Road as it continues generally east, then turns north, continuing to the intersection with North Tanana Drive; thence east along North Tanana Drive to the intersection with the north section line of Section 6, T1S, R1W; thence east along the north section line of Sections 6 and 5, T1S, R1W to the intersection with College Road; thence east along the centerline of College Road until it coincides with the northern boundary of the city of Fairbanks; thence generally east along the north boundary of the city of Fairbanks to the intersection with the Steese Highway and the point of beginning of this description.

E. District 5 – North Borough. Commencing at the intersection of the Steese Highway and Goldstream Road; thence west along the centerline of Goldstream Road to the crossing of Goldstream Creek; thence generally west along the center of Goldstream Creek to the intersection with the western section line of Section 24, T1N, R2W; thence south along the western section lines of Sections 24, 25, and 36, T1N, R2W to the intersection with Sheep Creek Road; thence generally southeast along the centerline of Sheep Creek Road to the intersection with the Fairbanks base line; thence west along the Fairbanks base line approximately 23 miles to the western FNSB boundary; thence north along the western FNSB boundary to the northwest corner of the FNSB; thence generally east along northern FNSB boundary to the intersection with the Steese Highway; thence generally south along the eastern FNSB boundary approximately 11.5 miles to an intersection with a ridgeline that separates the Chena River drainage from the Chatanika River drainage, located in the northwest quarter of Section 9, T5N, R8E; thence generally west along a ridgeline that separates the Chena River drainage from the Chatanika River drainage for a distance of approximately 35 miles to the intersection of the ridgeline with the corner of Sections 9, 10, 15, and 16, T3N, R3E; thence south along the eastern section line of Sections 16, 21, 28, and 33, T3N, R3E and Section 4, T2N, R3E to the southeast corner of Section 4; thence west along the southern section line of Sections 4 and 5, T2N, R 3E to the southwest corner of Section 5; thence south along the eastern section lines of Sections 7, 18, 19 and 30, T2N, R3E to the southeast corner of Section 30; thence west along the southern section lines of Section 30, T2N, R3E and continuing along the southern section lines of Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, T2N, R2E, and continuing along southern section lines of Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29, T2N, R1E to the intersection with the Steese Highway; thence generally south along the centerline of the Steese Highway to the intersection of the Steese Highway and Goldstream Road and the point of beginning of this description.

F. District 6 – West Borough. Commencing at the intersection of Sheep Creek Road and the Fairbanks base line; thence generally east along the centerline of Sheep Creek Road to the intersection with Tanana Farm Road; thence continuing generally east along the centerline of Tanana Farm Road to the intersection with Tanana Loop Road; thence east along the centerline of Tanana Loop Road as it continues generally east, then turns north, continuing to the intersection with North Tanana Drive; thence east along North Tanana Drive to the intersection with the north section line of Section 6, T1S, R1W; thence east along the north section line of Sections 6 and 5, T1S, R1W to the intersection with College Road; thence east along the centerline of College Road until it coincides with the northern boundary of the city of Fairbanks; thence generally south along the city of Fairbanks boundary until it intersects with the Tanana River within the west one-fourth of Section 25, T1S, R1W; thence generally west along the north bank of the Tanana River to the intersection with the western FNSB boundary; thence north along the western FNSB boundary to the intersection with the Fairbanks base line; thence east along the Fairbanks base line to the intersection with Sheep Creek Road and the point of beginning of this description. (Ord. 2004-69 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 14.02.010.)

14.12.020 Service area district council membership and representation.

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 their road service area to serve on the district council in the absence of the chairperson. There will be only one vote on district council matters from each service area. There shall be no quorum requirements. District councils may hold meetings as necessary. (Ord. 2015-40 § 2, 2015; Ord. 2012-13 § 2, 2012; Ord. 2011-35 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2008-11 § 3, 2008; Ord. 2004-69 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 14.02.020.)

14.12.030 Assembly road service area committee membership.

Each service area district council shall elect a chairperson. The chair shall be the representative on the assembly road service area committee. This election shall be at the first meeting of every year. 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 of the assembly road service area committee. 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 assembly road service area committee. Any appointed representative shall serve at the pleasure of the chair. (Ord. 2011-44 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2011-35 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2004-69 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 14.02.030.)

14.12.040 Powers and duties.

Each service area district council shall have the following powers and duties:

A. To examine and make recommendations to the mayor and assembly concerning necessary upgrade and maintenance needs within the district including a prioritization of those needs.

B. To examine and consider available cost-savings within the district through the combined use of contractors or other use of their collective purchasing power.

C. To make recommendations to the mayor and the assembly concerning needed changes or other solutions to problems experienced by service areas within the district.

D. To coordinate and facilitate communication within the service areas in the district and between the service areas and the mayor and assembly.

E. To communicate with other councils. (Ord. 2007-39 § 2, 2007; Ord. 2004-69 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 14.02.040(B).)

14.12.050 Procedures and miscellaneous matters.

The presiding officer, mayor and chair of the assembly road service area committee may jointly schedule and hold an annual meeting each year during the month of October with all service area commissioners to discuss service area concerns and provide necessary training. All assembly members and road service area committee members shall be invited to attend and participate in this informal meeting. (Ord. 2016-58 § 2, 2016; Ord. 2015-40 § 3, 2015; Ord. 2011-35 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2010-46 § 2, 2010; Ord. 2010-11 § 3, 2010; Ord. 2008-11 § 4, 2008; Ord. 2004-69 § 2, 2004. 2004 Code § 14.02.050.)