PARTICIPATING IN ASSEMBLY MEETINGS DURING COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the State of Alaska, the Assembly adopted Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-12. This ordinance authorizes the Presiding Officer to modify and/or waive provisions pertaining to scheduling, public participation, teleconference, and other related provisions of code related to public meetings of the governing body.
Effective March 28, 2020, Governor Dunleavy issued Health Mandate 11, which states that all persons in Alaska, except those engaged in essential health care services, public government services and essential business activities are mandated to remain at their place of residence. Further, the Juanita Helms Administration Center (JHAC), including the assembly chambers, is closed to the public at this time.
To comply with Governor Dunleavy's mandates the following procedures are in place to allow citizens to continue listening to meetings, to participate in meetings by submitting written comments and to testify telephonically. Thank you for your diligence in complying with these mandates and for your patience as we navigate new procedures.
HOW TO LISTEN TO ASSEMBLY MEETINGS
There are 3 ways to listen to assembly meetings. 1) Zoom 2) FNSB Live Webcasts from the website fnsb.us 3) tune in to KUAC radio.
Begining on April 2, 2020, the Assembly is using Zoom to conduct its meetings. Citizens can listen via Zoom by clicking on the link below. This link will be updated routinely to reflect any upcoming meetings.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Apr 9, 2020 06:00 PM Alaska
Topic: Regular Assembly Meeting - April 9, 2020
Please click the link below to join the meeting:
Or Telephone: Dial 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 218 675 822
All Assembly Regular, Special, Finance Committee and Committee of Whole meetings are live streamed through FNSB Live Webcasts. Click here for information on how to stream from our webpage .
All Regular Assembly Meetings are broadcast on KUAC Radio 89.9 FM live at 7:00 p.m.
HOW TO OBTAIN AGENDAS, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS
Assembly agendas and copies of all resolutions and ordinances remain available online at least 1 week prior to a meeting. Paper copies of agendas, ordinances and resolutions are available at the front entrance of the JHAC on meeting days from 9 a.m. until the meeting is adjourned.
HOW TO PROVIDE TESTIMONY
Written testimony continues to be the easiest way to participate in meetings. Submit your comments by using the contact form below or send an email to email@example.com.
TELEPHONIC TESTIMONY DURING REGULAR AND SPECIAL ASSEMBLY MEETINGS
To sign-up for telephonic testimony call the Borough Clerk's Office: (907) 459-1401 or complete the Sign-Up form for Telephonic Testimony below.
To complete the form, enter your first and last name, email address, phone number for the Clerk to call you during the meeting, and subject. Subjects are "Citizens' Comments A," Citizens' Comments B" or the ordinance/resolution number, liquor license number, or marijuana license for public hearing item.
Note, as always, citizen comments are not available during Finance and Committee of the Whole worksessions. However, citizens are able to listen to these meetings using the methods outlined above.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TESTIFYING
Public testimony will be heard from citizens in the order in which they have signed up. The Clerk will call those citizens who have signed up to testify at the phone number provided when it is your turn to speak. Please note: If you do not answer the phone we will move to the next person on list.
Once you are placed into the meeting the Presiding Officer will ask that you state your name, spell your last name, and provide your neighborhood or place of residence for the record, then your 3 minutes will begin. A few helpful hints when participating telephonically: use a land line and avoid speakerphone, if possible. Speak clearly and loudly. Ensure a quiet background evironment. Wait to be called on by the Presiding Officer.
CURRENT MEETING AGENDA
Click here to download a copy of the agenda for the April 9, 2020 Regular Assembly Meeting.
After reviewing the agenda, complete one of the forms below to either sign up to testify or to submit written comments directly to the assembly.
When signing up to testify telephonically, indicate in the subject line either Citizen Comments A, Citizen Comments B, or a specific public hearing item.
Citizens' Comments A: Citizen may speak on agenda items not scheduled for public hearing: Memorandums, Bid Awards, Unfinished Business, New Business Resolutions, Ordinance to be Referred and Ordinances to be Introduced and Advanced.
Citizens' Comment B: Citizen may speak on any matter not appearing on the agenda.
Public Hearing: Liquor Licenses, Marijuana Licenses, Ordinances and Resolutions s cheduled for public hearing, Item 13 Special Orders – Public Hearing.