Vacant properties, business “grandfathering,” and annexation were among the topics addressed during joint work sessions of the city council and planning commission last week.
With the orange fence down and the square now open, city crews are moving on to the second phase of the renovation: making room for a new playground.
NMS provides the district’s food service and will now manage its custodial work. Meanwhile, 144,000 gallons of saltwater have mysteriously vanished from the Nome Pool.
The Nome City Council is considering a drop in property taxes, down to 11 mills, a tax break valued at more than $275,000.
To open more science positions in Anchorage and Fairbanks, the National Weather Service plans to cut the evening shift and reduce staff in the Nome, Barrow, and Kodiak offices.
Nome Joint Utility is working on a broken budget—a financial plan that is unbalanced and unrealistic. That’s the takeaway from the Rural Utility Business Advisor report, or RUBA—delivered to the Nome City Council and utility board this week.
On budget with the city’s new museum, library, and cultural center, the City Council addressed the utility’s loans before discussing how to spend an NSEDC donation and how to eventually deal with legal marijuana sales.
At the heart of Monday’s meeting with the Nome Joint Utility and City Council was a question: can NJUS use part of the $2.2 million credit line from the city to pay for fuel?
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.
Public outcry saw the council allow two contentious tax proposals die without consideration, but an idea to assess property tax on aircraft moved closer to a final vote.