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Nenana, Communities to Discuss Forming Borough

Published On: Nov 04 2013 09:28:26 AM AKST
Nenana, Communities to Discuss Forming Borough

A Juneau-based consultant has scheduled community meetings to discuss the possibility of a Nenana-based borough.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Sheinberg Associates will conduct November meetings in Nenana, Manley Hot Springs, Minto and Tanana.

The city of Nenana hired the consultant to provide information on the implications of creating a new borough. A draft report will be available at the meetings.

The city asked the consultant to describe functions and duties of a borough, options for raising revenue and a borough's effect on existing communities.

The consultant will explore maintaining the status quo, annexation into the Fairbanks North Star Borough or creation of a new borough with configurations that could include river villages.

A final report is to be issued in January.