The City Council will hold its first reading of the port proposal on Monday and finalize the budget by June 13.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cites changing economics of oil and gas development, specifically Shell Oil ceasing its Arctic oil search, for the year-long pause.
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.
The constitutionality of Nome’s draft marijuana laws gave way to calls for visitors—and investors—for the city’s hopes at a deep-draft Arctic port.
Nome property taxes will drop from 12 to 11 mills as the city council ratifies an $11.3 million budget for the coming year.
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.
For the Port of Nome, the imminent arrival of ice season means a hard stop to boat activity before the sea freezes over.
The sea ice is gone; the Port of Nome is open; and today marks the first docking of the 2014 season.
In Tuesday’s news: US Army Corp of Engineers scrutinize data coming out of Nome’s port; A newly refurbished Coast Guard icebreaker is en route to Antarctica…
In Monday’s News: Nome miners and officials talk off-shore dredging safety and regulations at Old St. Joe’s; Port of Nome expects busiest summer on record; Nome…