Updating and streamlining the strategic plan for Nome’s port expansion was the theme of the hour-long work session that preceded last week’s Port Commission meeting.
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.
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.
Nome’s annual harbor dredging is finished and mariners are good to go. But with funding short, only part of the harbor was cleared, which is expected to cause problems come springtime.
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.
Construction for Nome’s Middle Dock is likely out the window for this year but project efforts continue.
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