An ordinance that would have amended City code to include ice removal along with snow removal on City sidewalks was in the second reading phase when Councilman Gerald Brown suggested limiting the ordinance to specific areas. After rejecting that motion, the Council then deliberated on the matter of “junk motor vehicles.”
Through a resolution, Nome’s City Council could determine how much money it’s going to contribute to Nome Public Schools this year.
Councilman Gerald Brown’s motion to table the snow and ice ordinance passed unanimously. All new ordinances on the agenda also passed on to the second reading phase, including one authorizing the City to purchase property from Arctic Gold Mining.
Following the conclusion of the work session, the Nome City Council will determine the fate of an ordinance which would require property owners within city limits to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks that are adjacent to their properties.
Nome’s ambulance department has a new arrangement with Norton Sound Health Corporation, a result of meetings and compromise between the NSHC administration and the City of Nome. It goes into effect May 1.
Before adjourning the meeting, multiple people present in Council Chambers weighed in on the memorandum of agreement between NVAD, the City, and NSHC. This new agreement officially begins on May 1st.
During tonight’s City Council meeting, former Nome Ambulance Chief Vickie Erickson is set to be honored for her service to the NVAD. A resolution up for a vote would approve a 2-year commitment and monthly stipend for her replacement, James West.
Tonight’s regular meeting of the Nome City Council starts at 7 p.m. in council chambers.
“Number one, I think that all emergency services in the City of Nome should be run by the City of Nome,” Tom Vaden said during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Councilman Stan Anderson suggested that Vaden attend a NSHC Board meeting and said, “I think the Board would love to hear from people like you and everyone else.”
An ordinance before the Council could replace all existing tariffs for the Port of Nome and adopt Tariff #13, which involves slightly increasing port security fees for qualifying vessels and rate changes for dry-docked vessels.