“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.
In Anchorage, a heroin bust. In Nome, two men have been arrested for possession of heroin.
“As far as what the penalties for not having your chauffeur’s license are, if we happen to stop somebody that’s carrying passengers for fare and they don’t have a chauffeur’s license, then the person is subject to a fine, the company is subject to a fine, the vehicle is subject to impound…” Chief John Papasodora said after an alleged incident of improper taxi business operations.
All previously-announced unofficial Municipal election results are now official, including Chuck Wheeler’s appointment to Seat D of the Utility Board, despite Carl Emmon’s challenge to Wheeler’s candidacy and the election results. The official results were canvassed during a City Council special session on Thursday at noon.
Tuesday night, Nome Police asked the public for assistance in identifying persons at the city morgue. But Mayor Richard Beneville said there is no uncertainty.
Gladys Aningayou was last seen Thursday evening. Gambell residents have searched the community, including abandoned buildings and camps, but they’ve found no sign of Aningayou.
The Police Department’s 2015 Statistical Report shows a rise in arrests and traffic citations, partly owing to the higher patrol presence.
The Nome Police Department has been notified of the missing five-foot tall trees, which were brought from Council and planted at the school in the last 10 years.
The Nome City Council selected a new city clerk, rejected an overhaul facelift for city hall, and questioned a recent vehicle procurement by the Nome Police Department.