Nome’s Port Commission and City Council are focused on the future of the port, despite the state’s economic challenges.
Updating and streamlining the strategic plan for Nome’s port expansion was the theme of the hour-long work session that preceded last week’s Port Commission meeting.
Nome’s City Council heard of a $1 million budget surplus alongside claims the city was facilitating an alleged “fraudulent election” this coming Tuesday.
The Nome Joint Utility Board dove into discussions of upcoming city projects and alternative energy sources at their most recent monthly meeting.
The Corps plans a 2,100-foot extension of Nome’s causeway, the building of a new 450-foot dock, and expanding the port down to a depth of 28 feet.
Amid discussions of the still-forming city marijuana laws, the Nome City Council also approved an electricity rate hike and operating budget for the city utility.
It was a busy week for the Port of Nome, as two fuel tankers delivered diesel and jet fuel to the city and harbormaster Lucas Stotts prepared for an order of ammonium nitrate later in the month.
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