“Number one, I think that all emergency services in the City of Nome should be run by the City of Nome,” Tom Vaden said during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Councilman Stan Anderson suggested that Vaden attend a NSHC Board meeting and said, “I think the Board would love to hear from people like you and everyone else.”
An ordinance failed during Monday night’s Common Council meeting that would have required all candidates running for City office to have no debts owed to the City of Nome.
Portions of five Nome city blocks will be rezoned from general use to commercial use, following an August 30th ordinance from the Nome Planning Commission and approval on Monday from the City Council. Also approved on Monday: monthly stipends for city employees who also hold elected or appointed positions.
A resolution urging the Alaska State Legislature to take immediate action on fiscal legislation was voted down during Monday night’s Nome City Council meeting.
This year, the City Council received 22 proposals. The funding requests add up to almost $290,000 — nearly double the donation available.
Residents showed up in force Monday night to sound off on everything from rising utility rates to the final draft of the city’s long-gestating marijuana laws.
A single new unisex vault toilet replaces the wooden outhouses at the Bureau of Land Management’s public campground near Salmon Lake.
An unexpected meeting with Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash shifted the meeting from elections to mining.
Brandy Arrington has been running unopposed for Nome’s School Board Seat B, but less than a week before election day, Charles Pullock is launching a write-in campaign for the seat.
The council is looking to auction off roughly two dozen parcels, including properties the city reclaimed through abatement.