Residents showed up in force Monday night to sound off on everything from rising utility rates to the final draft of the city’s long-gestating marijuana laws.
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.
After months of debate — and amid weak revenues and flagging solvency — the Nome Joint Utility Board is raising rates permanently.
As new noise, firearm, and marijuana ordinances are readied for public consumption, the city council is preparing to interview two candidates for the city manager job.
Approving the city utility’s annual fuel purchase, Nome’s City Council now has to find a new candidate for city manager.
Some of the nonprofit and charity groups are asking for a portion of NSEDC’s annual community benefit share; others want a permanent place in the city’s ledger.
As of Friday, backup phone lines and power systems were in use, but internet connections and other instruments at the Weather Service and FAA were not fully operational.
Alongside an amicable meeting with Nome Public Schools, the city council on Monday agreed to spend roughly $420,000 to add full-building humidification to the planned Richard Foster Building.
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.
A rate consultant told the Nome City Council and the Nome Utility Board that electric rates should go up by as much as 13 percent, and water/sewer rates by nearly 16 percent.