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Nome Port Commission Awaits City Council Approval After Finalizing Budget Proposal at $1.9 Million

Aerial view of Nome's port. Photo: Joy Baker, City of Nome.

NOME, Alaska — The Nome Port Commission has finalized its budget proposal at $1.9 million, after predicting that revenue will rise and expenses will fall in fiscal year 2017.

At a regular meeting Thursday night, the commissioners voted unanimously to recommend their financial plan to the Nome City Council for approval. Port Director Joy Baker said they’ve cut costs by almost 13 percent, while revenue is expected to increase 12 percent.

The City Council will hold its first reading of the port proposal on Monday and finalize the budget by June 13.