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.
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.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed more than port development last week. One of the biggest topics was Unalakleet’s water crisis.
The senator’s visit will be her first trip to Nome in almost four years. Nome Mayor Richard Beneville will lead her tour, which will include stops at Nome-Beltz, the port, and Airport Pizza.
Sitnasuak announced its dividend last month: $6.20 a share for nearly 3,000 shareholders and an extra $500 for each elder with a stake in the business.
Nome’s Port Commission and City Council are focused on the future of the port, despite the state’s economic challenges.
With the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers putting a proposed expansion of Nome’s port on pause for at least a year, council members discussed a way forward at Monday’s 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.