“This is really good news for the project,” said Port Director Joy Baker at last night’s port meeting.
The new commissioners are Scot Henderson, Derek McLarty, and Shane Smithhisler.
In a joint work session with the Planning Commission, commissioners suggested moving the location of passenger drop-off and constructing a pedestrian walkway.
Current projects include repairing the Cape Nome Jetty and expanding the harbor office.
The Marine Exchange of Alaska has already conducted some preliminary research on the Port of Nome. Their research will result in new recommended rules for port navigation, which could be adopted into the tariff this winter.
A deadman anchor and a holding tank for bilgewater are among the projects being discussed.
The Nome Port Commission will meet Thursday night to hear final updates on the Arctic Chinook training exercise.
The City Council will hold its first reading of the port proposal on Monday and finalize the budget by June 13.
At a work session Thursday night, City Finance Director Julie Liew said port revenue is expected to increase by more than 12 percent next year.
Nome Port Commission met for their second work session of the month Thursday to discuss changes to this year’s tariff.