If you’re hoping to buy a piece of city land, bids are due at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. About two-dozen plots of “surplus property” are up for sale by the City of Nome—otherwise unused, these lots could generate money for the city both in sale and future property taxes.
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.
As the City of Nome calls on businesses and individuals to more vigilantly collect sales tax, Nome’s port commissioners discussed how sales tax collection works at Nome’s bustling port.
Criticism from miners has focused on a recent letter from city manager Josie Bahnke claiming “negative social impacts” from Nome’s offshore gold boom, but others, including the Nome Chamber of Commerce president, say they’re waiting for more information about the gold sector’s costs and benefits to town.
Today, the city manager’s office is meeting with members of Kawerak about a $3.2 million funding gap for Nome’s proposed Richard Foster Building.
For three hours yesterday, the Nome Common Council waded through budget requests from three different public groups—the school, the city, and the utility board. By the end, nobody was happy, and three extra work sessions were scheduled to hammer out details.
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In Thursday’s news: City of Nome has removed Rustler/Conaca from Nome harbor; AFN working to achieve federal protection and co-management of subsistence resources; NOAA surveying threatened…
In Wednesday’s news: Department of Public Safety investigating possible necessary changes to allow VPSOs to carry firearms; Nome Joint Utility Board approved 2013 fuel contract for…