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Nome City Budgets Not Yet Finalized; Resolution On Sexual Assault Postponed for Discussion

City of Nome Council Chambers. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM

At Monday’s council meeting, City Manager Tom Moran said Nome is currently projected to be almost $2 million “in the hole” for FY ’19. Those numbers could change, as the City budgets are not finalized yet. Also on Monday, both council members and Nome citizens supported postponing a resolution on improving local responses to sexual assault, so that the wording of the resolution can be revised.

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Council Unanimously in Favor of Port Tariffs and Regulations, Despite Debate Over Rate Effects on Users

With new members Adam Martinson and Doug Johnson sworn into office, the 2017 City Council poses together.

Councilman Gerald Brown said that he understood why Sitnasuak would be in favor of this ordinance, and if passed without changes, it (the ordinance) could be seen as limiting other business in Nome’s waters. Ukallaysaaq Tom Okleasik said he wouldn’t characterize the situation like that and reiterated his view that this tariff ordinance would encourage investments in the local economy and boost onshore infrastructure.

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Old Museum and Library Building to Be Sold, City Council Decides

Nome's Front Street on a wintry night

Tom Moran explained that Mason Evans, the interested buyer, plans to turn the old museum and library building into a retail marijuana dispensary. Councilman Mark Johnson took issue with selling the historic building for the purposes of furthering the marijuana industry in Nome, but the rest of the Council voted in favor of selling the property.

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