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Nome City Council to Review Elected Officials’ Wages Tonight

City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM

Nome, AK — Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting will determine if elected city officials will receive regular wages for their employment in addition to a monthly stipend. A second reading, public hearing, and final vote on this ordinance will all happen during the regular meeting.

Included on the meeting agenda is a public hearing to consider Norton Sound G-O Development’s request to rezone portions of the old hospital. Donny Olson, one of the three owners of the Norton Sound G-O Development company, attended the last city planning commission meeting to request that the planning commission rezone portions of blocks 109, 110, 125, 126, and 127 from general use to commercial use. During this meeting, Olson stated the reasoning behind his request to zone the property as commercial property was to satisfy interested companies who are willing to buy it.

Also tonight, Nome’s city councilmen will read an ordinance to prohibit the sale of liquor products in containers smaller than 750 milliliters at all locations south of 3rd avenue. This is only the first reading; no discussion or final decision will be made on this ordinance tonight.

The Council will commence the meeting at 7pm at City Hall and will adjourn immediately following an executive session to verbally review the City Manager, Tom Moran’s annual performance.