An emergency work session of the Nome Joint Utility Board was called to order last week, to discuss the utility’s finances. It would appear NJUS has a cash flow problem.
The council moved forward on issues related to realignment of the Center Creek Road and formal opposition to future liquor licenses, but heads butted on the upcoming marijuana initiative.
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.