An ordinance and a resolution were passed by the Fairbanks Borough Assembly at its September 14 meeting. These are good changes that came from a spirit of compromise after a long, often contentious, process to get the update to the Fairbanks Comprehensive Trails Plan accepted.
This codifies recommendations from the borough Platting Board.
- It allows the borough to brush trails, if requested, when a trail easement realignment is required. (Previously, the landowner was required to do this.)
- It waives the $400 final plat fee if a trail easement is required.
- It makes it easier for the borough administration to accept trail easement dedications at or below fair market value.
You can see the ordinance HERE.
This allows funds from the Public Community Trails Improvement Program (aka Trail-a-Year) to be used for acquiring trail easements.
See the resolution HERE.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner has a story on the items, including some of the debate regarding amendments. See the story HERE.
And HERE is my pre-meeting post about these items, which includes links to other posts that provide background on how these came about.