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

The Nome City Council has a slim list of business on the agenda for tonight’s regular meeting. An important item, though, is the second reading of the 2018 Operations and Maintenance budget for Nome Joint Utility System (NJUS). The City Council’s regular meeting convenes Monday at 7pm in Council Chambers.

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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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