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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 8:45 am | Updated: 8:43 pm, Sun May 19, 2013.

FAIRBANKS - Some of the items below made their first public appearance in the final version of the state capital budget, released in the final hours of the session on April 14.

Here are some of the projects for our area:

Equipment: $625,000 for heavy duty apparatus for the city.

School security: $30,000 each for "school security systems" at Arctic Light Elementary, Badger Road Elementary, Ladd Elementary and Ticasuk Brown. In a separate bill, the Legislature provided $21 million for school security, $2.2 million of which would go to Fairbanks.

Computers: $17,000 each for "digital technology" at the Chinook Charter School and BEST Correspondence School; $30,000 each for digital classroom technology at Barnette Magnet School and Ryan Middle School; $35,000 for technology at Hutchison; $55,000 for "classroom technology" and gym equipment at Lathrop.

Parking lot: $821,100 for Weller Elementary parking lot safety upgrade; a separate part of the bill redesignates up to $678,891 of an old grant for the parking lot.

Speaker system: $250,000 to improve PA system in the Big Dipper.

North Star Volunteer Fire Department: $300,000 for a new engine; $40,000 for station No. 3 driveway repairs.

We the People: $46,950 for "We the People" competition in the Fairbanks schools.

Fairbanks Community Food bank: $65,000 for a new vehicle.

Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption: $100,000 for "critical needs transition funding."

Boy Scouts: $428,000 for Lost Lake Camp improvements.

Fairbanks Montessori School: $180,000 for phase three of school renovation.

Pleasant Valley Community Association: $95,000 for a community center in Two Rivers. A separate part of the bill redesignates $50,000 from an old grant for phase two and phase three of the community center.

Dog mushing: $80,000 to cover shortfall from hosting of the International Federation of Sled Dog Sports Championships this past winter.

North Pole: $980,000 for a 100-foot aerial fire truck; $125,000 for an ambulance; $125,000 for an archival system.

Salcha Fire and Rescue: $250,000 for a two-bay addition to Fire Station No. 1; $22,000 for an off road vehicle.

Fox Lions Club: $250,000 for Fox Community Park.

Presbyterian Hospitality House: $100,000 to clear and develop site plan for training center and offices.

Pioneer Park: $983,250 for sewer and water improvements.

Nenana: $100,000 to renovate tribal hall.

North Star Imagination Library: $50,000 for reading campaign.

Delta Junction: $1 million for expanding career training center; $97,500 for LED lighting upgrade; $175,000 for plow trucker with sander.

Army Guard: $650,000 to design new readiness center; $129,000 for covered shelter.

Tanana Valley State Fair: $46,800 for sewer and water line replacement; $245,000 for improving handicapped access to restrooms; $47,000 for livestock pole barn.

Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living: $48,000 for housing unit repairs.

Joel's Place: $150,000 for weatherization.


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