What is the role of road service area commissioners?

Road service area commissioners are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance operations within the service area boundaries. Fairbanks North Star Borough has a total of 426 commission seats for road/sewer/street light service areas. Here are examples of some of their duties:

  • Commissioners are the first line of communication for residents in the service area.
  • Commissioners call the contractor for routine maintenance items.
  • During the first and third quarters of the calendar year, commissioners are required to have a meeting that is open to the public. Meeting notices can be found in the Borough news section of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Commissioners take the responsibility to report damaged or missing signs, and encroachments when they see people are working without permits in place.
  • Commissioners prepare an annual budget to submit for the next fiscal year.
  • Commissioners assess roads annually, identify problem areas, and decide on the priority of work items, based on the budget.
  • Each commission submits a long and short-term plan on an annual basis during the budget process.

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1. What is a service area?
2. How do I find out if I am in a road service area?
3. Why isn’t my road maintained? I pay taxes.
4. Why can’t I push snow from my driveway into the road?
5. Can I park my vehicles on the street or cul-de-sac?
6. Who maintains my road?
7. Why isn’t my road as good as the roads in other service areas?
8. What is the role of road service area commissioners?
9. If I am in a road service area, what can I do to help?
10. What are the qualifications for becoming a road service area commissioner?
11. What are the qualifications for becoming a non-road service area commissioner?
12. What is required after I have applied to be a commissioner?
13. What is the role of the Rural Services Division?