Portions of five Nome city blocks will be rezoned from general use to commercial use, following an August 30th ordinance from the Nome Planning Commission and approval on Monday from the City Council. Also approved on Monday: monthly stipends for city employees who also hold elected or appointed positions.
The Council will commence the meeting at 7pm at City Hall and will adjourn immediately following an executive session to verbally review the City Manager, Tom Moran’s annual performance.
A resolution regarding commercial marijuana license applications and a resolution to deem certain properties as “hazards” are on the Nome City Council’s agenda on Monday night.
On the City Council’s docket is a new ordinance regarding the ban of burning certain types of material within city limits, a topic that was suggested during the last City Council meeting on July 25th.
In its July 25 meeting, the Nome City Council decided to begin the abatement process for five city properties it’s deemed unsafe. Also discussed: water quality along Lester Bench Road, a new Historic Preservation Commission, and the burning of trash within city limits.
On Monday, the Nome City Council could opt to begin abatement proceedings for five properties in the city that are deemed either a fire or health hazard or a public nuisance.
A resolution urging the Alaska State Legislature to take immediate action on fiscal legislation was voted down during Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting.
The City will provide NJUS with up to 4.6 million dollars at an interest rate of 2.68 percent per year to pay back their fuel loan with Wells Fargo. The first supply of 2.2 million gallons of fuel will be brought to the Nome Port by Vitus Marine between July 20th and 25th.
City Manager Tom Moran weighed in on the operation of the Nome Visitors Center, saying, “I think the issue is with getting people to Nome, I think maybe they are doing a less than perfect job of that, but when people get to Nome, they are doing a very good job catering to their needs.”
The Nome City Council meets tonight to discuss agreements with Nome Chamber of Commerce, Bechtol Planning & Development and state lobbying services.