Newsminer: Borough officials lay foundation for energy program

From the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer May 5, 2008

The borough hopes to declare a public emergency — stemming from the skyrocketing cost of heating buildings and fueling cars — at a special meeting Thursday night, when Mayor Jim Whitaker and Borough Assembly member Kelly Brown will also propose setting aside $1.3 million, a combination of borough general funds and state aid, for a large-scale alternative energy project…

“Borough citizens and businesses have struggled valiantly to pay for these life-sustaining necessities and the … community cannot continue to pay these current rates, much less those anticipated in the immediate future,” Brown and Whitaker wrote.

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