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.
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.
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.
With Arctic vessel traffic increasing, Nome has been invited to join an advising body to offer input on regional marine use. But the concept is new to Alaska and no decisions on whether to join are being made.
In Friday’s news: Guideline harvest for Norton Sound red king crab set at 465,450 pounds; “Success Beyond Barriers” selected as the theme for 2012 Alaska Federation…