Nome City Council members review budget items. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.

If passed, one ordinance would authorize the Nome City Council to lease a tract of land near the Nome airport to the Federal Aviation Administration for eight years, at a cost of $1,806.39 annually. The second ordinance that could pass tonight is set to vacate the right of way in a section of Block 96 that intersects with Tobuk Alley.

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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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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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