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 has certified this week’s election, confirming all early winners.
With the polls closed and preliminary results in, it looks like Nome will be saying “Hello Central” to a new mayor — and to new members of the school board, City Council, and the Norton Sound Economic Development Council.
Nome’s port, and public safety as it related to substance abuse, were highlighted as top priorities for the three candidates for Nome City Council Seat D.
Nome voters will cast ballots for mayor, city council, school board, and the utility board; voters in Nome, Elim, Savoonga, St. Michael, and Teller will also vote for their NSEDC board member.
The Nome City Council selected a new city clerk, rejected an overhaul facelift for city hall, and questioned a recent vehicle procurement by the Nome Police Department.
An audit for 2013 finds the accounting practices for the city’s utility are sound, but operating at a loss that could lead to debt struggles down the road if changes aren’t made.
At the heart of Monday’s meeting with the Nome Joint Utility and City Council was a question: can NJUS use part of the $2.2 million credit line from the city to pay for fuel?
Cutting fluoridation to weekdays, and a possible rate hike, were just some of the proposals at Saturday’s meeting to trim the utility’s 2015 budget.
An unexpected meeting with Dept. of Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash shifted the meeting from elections to mining.