Mark Johnson was sworn into office by City Clerk Bryant Hammond during the City Council’s regular meeting, which also included an approval of rate increases for NJUS schedules A and B.
Once Mark Johnson is sworn in, he and the other councilmen will vote on an ordinance amending proposed changes to NJUS water and sewer tariff rate schedules A and B. If approved, rates will increase by 10%, starting immediately.
The Commission is considering several additions to accommodate the port’s many users.
The Port Commission is expected to accept the resignation of Commissioner Megan Alvanna-Stimpfle.
“A tug positioned right on a vessel makes a big difference,” said Captain Ed Page of MXAK.
The Port Commission is focused on ongoing engineering projects this summer, including Snake River dredging and the development of the Thornbush Subdivision.
The Port Commission meets at City Hall on Thursday night to discuss bids to repair the Cape Nome Jetty and to hear updates on the Arctic Chinook drill.
Nome’s harbor will host the U.S. Coast Guard, fiber optic cable vessels, and a steady stream of cruise ship passengers this summer.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the convention, which will take place in Fairbanks between October 20-22, 2016.
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.