Technicians, already scheduled to visit Nome from the Netherlands for routine maintenance on the turbines, should be able to repair the faulty unit to working order.
Budgets and other fiscal business were the topic of conversation at Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting, with special emphasis on finding a solution to the lack of lighting on Nome’s Snake River Bridge.
An unexpected meeting with Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash shifted the meeting from elections to mining.
Nome voters rejected a proposed sales tax increase on alcohol and tobacco during Tuesday’s city elections.
Nome voters will decide Tuesday whether to adopt the so-called “Sin Tax,” a citywide tax increase on all alcohol and tobacco products.
Brandy Arrington has been running unopposed for Nome’s School Board Seat B, but less than a week before election day, Charles Pullock is launching a write-in campaign for the seat.
The council is looking to auction off roughly two dozen parcels, including properties the city reclaimed through abatement.
The September 8 City Council meeting saw updates on a few projects in Nome—including local construction and work on the Richard Foster building.
Six candidates have filed their intention to run, unopposed, in the Nome municipal election this October.
The city estimates about $800,000 could be collected by removing the sales tax exemption for churches, nonprofits, and other organizations in town.