Port Director Joy Baker said they should “carefully consider whether a tariff increase this year would be a wise move.”
The Commission is considering a proposed increase of either 5 or 10 percent, which would be the fourth increase in tariff rates in the last five years.
“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 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 largest cruise ship to navigate the Northwest Passage stopped in Nome on Sunday. But onboard, all attention was focused on the days to come.