Cutting fluoridation to weekdays, and a possible rate hike, were just some of the proposals at Saturday’s meeting to trim the utility’s 2015 budget.
“Basically we need to figure out how to get $1 million closer than we are today,” Utility Manager John Handeland said of the group’s 2015 budget.
Focused on city and utility employee contracts, the Nome City Council’s proposal to collect property tax on aircraft died on the table after failing to get sufficient votes.
The City Council and the Nome Joint Utility grappled with the details of a $2.2 million line of credit at a special session Friday, Nov. 14.
Removing the sales tax exemptions from local churches and nonprofits could bring in up to $300,000 a year, city finance officials say.
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.
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.
It was a busy week for the Port of Nome, as two fuel tankers delivered diesel and jet fuel to the city and harbormaster Lucas Stotts prepared for an order of ammonium nitrate later in the month.
After severe delays, Nome Joint Utility System is being paid on projects stretching back over two years.
State energy subsidies are going down, which means energy costs in Nome are going up.