With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers putting a proposed expansion of Nome’s port on pause for at least a year, council members discussed a way forward at Monday’s meeting.
Nome’s City Council heard of a $1 million budget surplus alongside claims the city was facilitating an alleged “fraudulent election” this coming Tuesday.
The Nome City Council selected a new city clerk, rejected an overhaul facelift for city hall, and questioned a recent vehicle procurement by the Nome Police Department.
The chief says he’ll continue focusing on “community policing” and look at consolidating Nome’s police department with the city’s volunteer fire and ambulance operations.
Residents showed up in force Monday night to sound off on everything from rising utility rates to the final draft of the city’s long-gestating marijuana laws.
The constitutionality of Nome’s draft marijuana laws gave way to calls for visitors—and investors—for the city’s hopes at a deep-draft Arctic port.
City clerk Tom Moran and Chip Leeper, the head of Nome Parks and Recreation, were the only two candidates interviewed by the city council for the city manager job.
As new noise, firearm, and marijuana ordinances are readied for public consumption, the city council is preparing to interview two candidates for the city manager job.
Josie Bahnke will lead Alaska’s Division of Elections after Lt. Governor Byron Mallot asked for the resignation of current Elections head Gail Fenumiai.
Approving the city utility’s annual fuel purchase, Nome’s City Council now has to find a new candidate for city manager.