Elbasan Acres Appeal Hearing by the FNSB Planning Commission
Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm
Assembly Chambers, Borough Admin Center, 809 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks
Contact: Jeanne Olson, 1890 Hollowell Road, North Pole <email@example.com> 488-8800 home
The public is invited to attend a quasi-judicial hearing by the Planning Commission of the Fairbanks North Star Borough on the citizen appeal of Elbasan Acres. The appeal was filed by Jeanne Olson, DVM, in objection to the Platting Board’s decision to approve a large subdivision with 115 lots and a new elementary school site near Brock, Repp, and Hollowell Roads in North Pole. The applicant is the Land Management Department of the Borough.
Members of the public may be allowed to testify for three minutes regarding the appeal if they meet an “interested persons” criteria administered by the Planning Commission Chair at the beginning of the hearing, see “interested persons” 17.80.030 D.
Members of the FNSB Planning Commission:
David C. Lanning <firstname.lastname@example.org>
B. Kevin McCarthy <email@example.com>
Thomas E. Marsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marna Sanford <email@example.com>
David Pruhs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tim Sovde <email@example.com>
Gregory D. Bringhurst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joy Shockley Huntington, Chair <email@example.com>
Sara Mason <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jerry McBeath <email@example.com>
Ms. Olson’s appeal presentation will include:
- A call to uphold the requirement in Title 17 to “Protect and improve the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the borough.”
- Evidence that this is one of the worst air polluted areas in the Borough and the nation. Children and staff deserve a new elementary school with healthy air.
- Evidence that creating this Borough subdivision will cause hardship to existing private property owners by flooding an already saturated and unstable real estate market. Elbasan Acres will only add to the inventory of unsold property, increasing the downward pressure on our home values.
- Evidence that the approved Master Plan developed by citizens with the Brock Road Working Group during meetings from 1998-2003 was ignored, and that staff did not attempt to notify these citizens of the new plan for the area.
These and other issues presented in the Notice of Appeal are available here.
In addition to attending the hearing, Ms. Olson encourages supporters to sign the online petition on Change.org. Now has 131 signatures!