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Eielson AFB housing provider rejects borough tax deal

Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:13AM   |  
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FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — A private company that recently took over management of housing on Eielson Air Force Base has rejected a deal that would have reduced its property tax bill.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough offered a substantial discount off the $1.8 million property tax bill. But Corvias Military Living says the proposed $580,000 payment in lieu of taxes would negatively affect service members and their families.

Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins tells the Daily News-Miner that he believes the deal is fair. The borough has had a similar deal with privatized housing on Fort Wainwright since 2009.

Corvias spokesman Mark Nettles says the company is looking for a solution with the Air Force and others.

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