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.
The Corps plans a 2,100-foot extension of Nome’s causeway, the building of a new 450-foot dock, and expanding the port down to a depth of 28 feet.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.
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.
With the harbor shut down for winter, the Nome Port Commission focused on more long term projects.
Construction for Nome’s Middle Dock is likely out the window for this year but project efforts continue.
In Wednesday’s news: Senate Committee approves $3 million for Nome Middle Dock; Oil refineries could receive state funds to continue operating; The Alaska ICC discusses food…
In Monday’s news: Nome pursues funding options for it’s top fiscal priority, the Middle Dock project; Alaska’s population is growing faster than the nation’s at large,…