FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks North Star Borough is implementing a new facility asset management program that will help the borough keep track of maintenance on their more than 200 facilities. The assembly voted 7 to 1 to pass the ordinance which would appropriate $1.6 million dollars for the purchase and implementation of this management system and to fill four term-permanent full-time equivalent employee positions.
Currently, they do not have a complete facility asset management program, instead they use a combination of excel spreadsheets, access databases, and computerized maintenance management software.
"What it allows us to do is to put all of our assets into a comprehensive database, so then we can compare based on the usage, the age and the condition of the assets, and prioritize where to invest the capital into then," said Dan Sloan, director of Public Works.
Sloan says it will take about two years to fully implement the program.